Admissions Process and Forms

Now enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year.

At MCDS, we value and develop the whole child. Our admissions process reflects our commitment to each student as we gather a “portfolio of the whole child” which includes:

Pre-K and Kindergarten Applicants:

Click here for a printable version of the Admissions Checklist.


Lower School (First Grade through Fourth Grade) Applicants:

Click here for a printable version of the Admissions Checklist.


Middle School (Fifth Grade through Eighth Grade) Applicants:

Click here for a printable version of the Admissions Checklist.


High School (Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade) Applicants:

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International Applicants:

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Applying for Tuition Assistance
A generous tuition assistance financial aid program supports our efforts to enroll qualified students regardless of financial status. Our robust need-based program is available to students in Kindergarten through grade 12 and is awarded annually. Since eligibility for tuition assistance is need-based, rather than income-based, we can take into consideration all of the demands on a family budget. These may include multiple children at an independent school, caring for elderly parents, changes in job status, and more. Nearly 40% of MCDS families receive tuition assistance.

Applying for The Prairie Hawk Merit Scholarship
New students applying for the Fifth Grade through Ninth Grade for the 2019–2020 school year are eligible for the Prairie Hawk Merit Scholarship. Up to five new students will be awarded a Prairie Hawk Merit Scholarship.