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Admission Process (Grades 9-12)

Upper School Application Process

For consideration in the first round of decisions for the 2017 - 2018 school year, complete applications for Grade 9 were due by December 16th; applications for Grades 10-12 were due by January 17, 2017.
Applications for the 2nd round of admission for the 2017-2018 school year are still encouraged at all grade levels, please call the Admission Office for more details.

Please call the Admission Office at 995-7367 to learn about the next steps in the admission process.
A complete application includes the following:
  • Online application including Parent, Student, and Supplemental (Parent Perspective) sections
  • Official transcript and school records, including any standardized testing results, from applicant’s current school
  • Teacher recommendation, using the form on the Standard Application Online (SAO) application site
  • SSAT test results, which are sent to us electronically, see below for testing information
  • Family interview, see below for interview options

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  • Visit MICDS >>>

    Witness the diverse student body and wide array of opportunities in person by having your student shadow a current Upper School MICDS student for half of a day including lunch!

    Parents are also welcome to stay for a campus tour.

    Please call the Admission Office at 995-7367 to arrange your visit.
  • Application and $40 fee >>>

    Applications may be completed online through the Standard Application Online (SAO).   Note:The fee for international student applications is $150
  • Interview with a member of the Faculty/Admission team >>>

    We look forward to having a conversation with each applicant and parent(s) to get to know you better and to help you understand more about MICDS.  

    Interviews are scheduled from November - January. We offer morning interviews, after-school interviews, and Saturday interviews throughout the season.   Schedule Your Interview Online

    Note: We must have your online application (parent, student, and supplement) submitted at least five days prior to the time of the interview.

  • Take the Secondary School Admission Test >>>

    Register with SSAT at least 3 weeks in advance of the date you desire using our school code 4906.

    Grades 9-12:  December 10 (+ special accommodations), January 7, February 11, February 12, March 4 at various secondary schools.  The fee for the test is $127.  
    Note*** - Applicants must take the test no later than January 7 to be considered in the 1st round of Admission.

  • The Financial Aid Application Process >>>

    The Financial Aid Application Process is separate from the admission process. Please reference the Tuition and Financial Aid section of our website for more details.