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The MCDS Philosophy On Education

Our whole-child philosophy compels us to create classroom experiences that combine elements of a classical education with the innovative practices of project- and problem-based learning. This intentional balance allows for a vigorous education that yields extraordinary results.
    • The MCDS Philosophy On Education

    • Our distinctive approach


Our distinctive approach is defined by:​

Committed, passionate teachers who know each student fully, are their advocates and guides and push them to grow in ways previously unimaginable.​

Small class sizes that allow teachers to tailor instruction to the students in their presence.​

  • The use of technology to support instructional strategies, which foster interactive, collaborative and innovative teaching and learning. ​
  • Trans-disciplinary skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communicating and questioning which are a core part of every academic endeavor.​
  • A focus on the real-life application of what is studied in the classroom, which motivates students to delve deeper into topics.​
  • The importance of finding passion and purpose beyond oneself, a belief that is a hallmark of the Country Day experience.​
    • Dan Bronish

Dan Bronish
Chief Academic Design Officer​“We all go into education because we want to enrich the lives of young people. Children and young adults are at the center of what we do, our decisions are always made with their best interests and futures of students in mind. Student success and student happiness is what our job is all about.”

Academic Programs

Our academic programs nurture innovation and curiosity from PreK through to college acceptance. Our whole child approach not only prepare kids for college, but for lifelong learning. Each student has the opportunity and resources to reach their full potential in any field.

MCDS Academics by the Numbers?

List of 8 items.

  • 40+

    Performances in the 
    Center for the Arts
  • 581

    College acceptances 
  • 18

    Average class size 
  • 37

    sports teams
  • 8

    GATEway programs
  • 228

    full time employees
    (faculty and staff)
  • 19

    Drama Superiors
  • 16

    Math Honor
    Society Members 

Portrait Of A Graduate

  • Persistent with a strong work ethic
  • Strong in character and ethical
  • Confident in their abilities and resilient in the face of challenges and disappointments
  • Honorable, respectful, wise, compassionate and mindful
  • Intellectually curious and an independent thinker
  • Committed to lifelong learning and reading in their personal and professional lives
  • A leaderwhose integrity is unquestioned

College Counseling

Our dedicated College Counseling Office helps students with the increasingly complex and competitive college admission process.
We facilitates their matriculation to a college that matches
their interests and skillsets.

    • College Counseling

The College Counseling Office is committed to  a hands-on, student/family-oriented philosophy to maximize our students’ opportunities for admission.​

We are focused on meeting the individual needs of every students.​

Our web-based college search application, SCOIR, provides a variety of tools for students and parents, including the ability to research colleges and universities, compare costs, visit campuses virtually, watch videos produced by current students, and conduct keyword searches through a social media-like experience. Additionally, students complete a personal interest inventory and strengths assessment that encourages them to explore potential academic majors and career options.​​

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MCDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local laws.
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