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Academics

Combining an International Curriculum with Small Class Sizes

Academic excellence at MCDS begins with a rigorous, world-class curriculum. Assembled from a variety of established, successful international programs, the MCDS curriculum immerses students in the arts, sciences, and languages from the moment they step into a classroom.

Coupled with our small class sizes and the individualized instruction that challenges and supports each individual student, the MCDS curriculum is the cornerstone of an exceptional college-preparatory education.

A deeper knowledge base

Students do not simply memorize facts.  They gain a deeper understanding of essential knowledge and the world around them.  From daily Spanish to science experiments in our prairie and ponds, students are as passionate about learning as our faculty and staff are about teaching.

Critical & creative thinking skills

To think like a scientist or historian takes much more than knowing information. Students and teachers engage in a world-class curriculum through in-depth discussions and seminar-style classes.  MCDS graduates are well prepared to tackle the challenges that lie ahead as tomorrow’s leaders with strong analytical, idea generation, and communication skills. 

A community where each student is truly known

Experienced and dedicated faculty recognize and encourage the many talents of each student.  In small classes of peers eager to learn, students form lasting friendships and working relationships with teachers committed to their success, allowing each student to truly soar.