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Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School

School rating 4 / 5 by

101 North Warson Road St. Louis MO 63124 United States
PK to 12th


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The academics at MICDS (Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School) are clearly both the school's strength and priority. Class sizes are small, usually around 15 students, for every class. The teachers instill their love of learning among the students, in both formal and informal settings. All teachers are willing to meat outside of class for outside help or just to talk. The academics at MICDS, including the AP's are not oriented towards test taking, but rather learning the subject at hand. All students who graduate from MICDS are well prepared for college, but more importantly, they are prepared for liberal learning throughout their life.

College Counseling

College counseling starts Freshman year at MICDS, and continues its excellence throughout High school. ....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

The school is hard to get into, but not impossible. With good grades, good....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Student Life is wonderful, assuming you fit the category of what it means to be an MICDS student. From the dress code to the attitudes of the students, the school is very preppy. The campus is second to none. No grade school, high school, or even college can compete with the quality of the facilities at MICDS. The size of the campus is enormous considering how many students attend MICDS. The school has a 24 hour security guard, even though it has absolutely no need for it, considering how safe the area and the campus....

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