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Admission to Miami Country Day School

Any applications for the 2024-25 school year will now be considered for the waitpool. Our 2025-26 applications are now open.
Ingrid Palmisano Chief Enrollment Officer Being a member of Miami Country Day School enables me to actively contribute to our community by fostering meaningful connections. I take pleasure in meeting prospective students and families and witnessing their development and success within our school. Through opportunities for parental involvement, alumni networking, and a diverse range of rigorous academic, STEM, arts, and athletic programs, we provide each student with daily opportunities to flourish and discover their passions. Miami Country Day is more than just an educational institution; it's a place where lifelong friendships are forged, and transformative experiences are cultivated. As a mother of two Miami Country Day alumni, I understand firsthand that our community plays a crucial role in shaping who you become.
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Unique minds
require unique possibilities

Our invigorating learning community will give your child an education unlike any other. We inspire your child to develop their intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potential by valuing every student, every day, everywhere.
Your child will gain experience across academics, athletics, arts and more to encourage their curiosity and we provide them with cutting edge resources to develop their skills fully in multiple subjects.
Since 1938, we have provided whole child education. We invite you and your child to join us in building a better future. ​
Small class sizes and dedicated teachers
Parental involvement and partnership
An environment that is safe and builds community
Resources abound for every interest and skill
Thoughtful development for today’s and tomorrow’s world
An enriched academic program
Numerous extracurricular opportunities
Shared educational philosophy
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MCDS at a Glance

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  • Established

    in 1938
  • 22 acres

    in the heart of Miami
  • PK3 through 12th grade

    on one campus​
  • $6,000,000+

    of financial aid
  • 32,540

    school-wide​ community service hours in one year
  • 19

    languages spoken by students
    from 26 countries​
  • 9:1

    student-teacher  ratio
Applications for the 2025-2026 school year are now available.

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Building a Vibrant Community
While Valuing Individuality

Nurturing Students…

An essential element of our education at MCDS is our dedication to educating the whole child: developing their intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potential. Our focus on social and emotional is crucial to that approach. Our Kinder to College mentorship program connects seniors with the youngest members of our community for mentorship and to serve as a “big buddy".
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…and Supporting Parents

Partnering with parents, we provide support, resources and counseling to guide students in attaining the knowledge and skills to respect themselves and others. Parents find community in our school with our Country Day Networking Hours. Your child is in good hands with our faculty and staff members, 58 of whom have served over 10 years at MCDS. For further fun, learning and convenience, PK3 through 5th grade students can join one of our many after school clubs.
The Miami Country Day School path begins with our PK3, JK4, and SK5 students. What are they into? How does curriculum work to nurture their passions? Find out this and much more as children get ready to be successful!
How do you define leadership? Inspiring others? Listening to other people's perspectives? Learn more about how Lower School students at Miami Country Day find motivation to become lifelong leaders.
Why are things the way they are? Pretty profound! Miami Country Day encourages all children to be more curious. Children develop social emotional awareness and acquire skills that set them apart in their life journey.
Freedom to choose your classes make you a more well rounded person. Find out how Miami Country Day is like a small college campus that provides an environment that not only prepares all students, but gives them practical experience to maximize their ongoing success.
Miami Country Day does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity and race, family status, gender, geographic origin, learning styles, mental or physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The school recognizes, respects and celebrates the diversity of backgrounds, outlooks, and talents individuals bring to its community.
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