"More than ever, our nation needs responsible men and women who can meet the challenges of this world with confidence and embrace all its people with compassion."
At MICDS, we welcome a diversity of students to our community. We hold firm that cultural competency—empathy, compassion and the ability to collaborate cross-culturally—is foundational for thriving in the world and for a thriving world. Students celebrate diversity across the arc of educational life here. They deepen their sense of self and community through affinity groups, student activities, international education, cultural exchanges, service learning and enrichment programming. Faculty and staff participate in ongoing equity and inclusion education. In and out of the classroom, students consider different perspectives and circumstances, explore cultures, learn about historical and social barriers to inclusion and encounter positive voices of change. Indeed, they become positive voices of change. At MICDS, we are committed to welcoming, educating and affirming a diverse community, thereby meeting the challenge of our Mission and of our world.