I'm frequently asked why I chose MCDS. There are easy things to cite: our IB program and academics, our participatory and fun athletics, our outstanding fine and performing arts, our college counseling program, and our beautiful campus, are only but a few of the features that make MCDS distinct. We are indeed very lucky to have them all, but those are plainly visible to any visitor to our school. Perhaps less obvious to a visitor—and ultimately the thing I love about MCDS the most—is the way we make community at our school.
In a world of increasing anonymity and distance, the high school at MCDS brings people close and makes them feel known. Here, an outstanding group of faculty joyfully engage in the time-intensive work of encouraging students to take risks, refine their thinking and critiques, and demonstrate good character. We are a school that promotes intellectual humility through the questioning of our assumptions and ideals. It is a thinking place and a school of many achievements, but it is also a place for the intellectually curious to belong.
I invite you to learn more and come see what makes our school special.
Head of High School