Helping our students practice the skills that enable them to answer the question: “How can I become the best I can be?”

The Character Education Journey at MCDS

At MCDS character education is a part of everyday student life. From all-school assemblies and classroom meetings to advisory sessions and mentor relationships, MCDS students are surrounded by examples of good character traits, models for effective communication and conflict resolution, and positive peer interactions as they develop into outstanding community members.


IB Learner Profile
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, MCDS benefits from a world-renowned curriculum including the themes of the IB Learner Profile: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Balanced, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Thinkers, Reflective, Risk-takers. The aim of the IB Learner Profile is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Onward Magazine feature

The Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Onward magazine featured our Character Education program.

Read the issue here

IB Learner Profile


The Independent Schools Association of the Central States commended MCDS for its “thoughtful, articulate students who treat each other and their teachers with respect, take their academics seriously, and strive to embody the school’s belief in the importance of effort.”

 Mark Childs, IB Coordinator