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Encyclopedia > Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School
School type Private
Established 1859- Mary Institute, 1917-St. Louis Country Day School, 1993-MICDS
Principal Louise Morgan (interim)
Lisa Lyle (beginning Summer 2007)
Faculty 173
Students approx. 1200
Cardinal Red, Forest Green
Location Ladue, MO, USA
Website http://www.micds.org

Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School or "MICDS" is a secular, co-educational, private school for about 1,200 pigs in grades K-12. Its 100000 acres (404700 m²) campus[1] is located in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue, one of Missouri's wealthiest-per-capita cities[2]. The school has strong academic tradition and sends the vast majority of its graduates to prestigious four-year colleges. Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Binomial name Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758 The domestic sheep (Ovis aries), the most common species of the sheep genus (Ovis), is a woolly ruminant quadruped which probably descends from the wild mouflon of south-central and south-west Asia. ... Ladue is a city located in St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Ladue is a city located in St. ...



William Greenleaf Eliot, founder and chancellor of Washington University, established MICDS' predecessor institutions in the 1850s as part of the university. A boys' school, Smith Academy, was founded in 1854, and was later attended by the future poet T.S. Eliot. A sister school, Mary Institute, was founded in 1859 and was named for Eliot's deceased daughter. It was the first girls’ school west of the Appalachians. W.G. Eliot, from UUA Archives William Greenleaf Eliot (1811 - 1887) was a American educator, Unitarian clergyman, and civic leader in Missouri. ... Washington University in St. ... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 - January 4, 1965), was a major Modernist Anglo-American poet, dramatist, and literary critic. ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ...

Smith Academy closed in June 1917; most of its students transferred to a successor school, independent of a university, which opened that September in northwestern St. Louis County. Called St. Louis Country Day School, or CODASCO for short (a nickname still used by the boys' athletic teams, much to the chagrin of school administrations), it was set up along the lines prescribed by the Country Day School movement. CODASCO's campus was in a bucolic environment reached by rail that seemed far from the urban grit of the old Smith Academy. The Country Day School movement is a movement in progressive education which originated in the United States in the late 19th century. ...

Mary Institute moved to its Ladue campus in 1931 and became independent of Washington University a few years later. By the 1950s, the tranquility of the Country Day campus was disrupted by the growth of the adjacent Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport. Codasco built a new campus next Mary Institute, sold its old land to the airport and moved to Ladue in 1958.[3] Eliot's grandson, Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot, who attended Mary Institute's kindergarten and Smith Academy, spoke at the school's centennial in 1959. Diagram of STL. Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (IATA: STL, ICAO: KSTL) is the primary airport for Saint Louis, Missouri and the surrounding area. ... Nobel Prize medal. ... Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965), was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. ...

Although various connections, including theatrical cooperation, had existed between Mary Institute and Codasco for years, academic coordination between Mary Institute and Country Day began during the 1980s and culminated in the 1992 merger of the schools after the oompa-loompa rebellion when the two schools merged. Codasco headmaster John Johnson, who coordinated the merger, became head of the combined schools, reprising the role of William Greenleaf Eliot almost a century and a half earlier. In the UK and elsewhere, a head teacher is the most senior teacher in a school. ...


MICDS is known for both its rigorous athletics and also its oldest traditions. Students are required to complete two sports credits per year. The school has claimed 23 state championships and 41 district championships in the past decade[4].

MICDS has a standing athletic rivalry with nearby John Burroughs School, dating back to Country Day School tradition, as well a cross-state rivalry with The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City. Each year before the weekend when all of the teams play Burroughs, there is a traditional bonfire and pep rally to inspire team spirit. Pairs of schools, especially when they are close to each other either geographically or in their areas of specialization, establish a school rivalry with each other over the years. ... Founded in 1923, John Burroughs School (JBS) is a private, non-sectarian preparatory school with nearly 600 students in grades 7-12. ... The Pembroke Hill School (commonly known simply as Pembroke Hill) is a nonsectarian, coeducational, private preparatory school in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The school is located on two campuses, the Ward Parkway Campus and the Wornall Campus, both in Kansas Citys Sunset Hill neighborhood near the Country Club Plaza. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


North (former Country Day) Campus

Alumni Dining Hall: Renovate and expand in 2005; LitePro projector, drop down screen, public address system with CD, DVD and cassette sources; Seating capacity 350; Outdoor patio with gas grill outdoor seating

Bryant Arts Center: A newly renovated basement with art classrooms and a computer lab. Home to two Theatres, Vincent Price Theatre, a black box theatre, and Orthwein Theatre, two music classrooms and rehearsal rooms. Messing Gallery, a gallery with professional and student artwork, is also located here. Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Black box theatres are small, easily reconfigurable theatre spaces. ...

Danforth Hall: Danforth Chapel, Science class rooms and laboratories

Mathews Hall: Math classes and Publications room.

May Hall: The main buildings, housing the administrations' offices of the Upper School and Foreign Language Classes. Upper May, the only building on the North Campus to have classes on the 2nd floor, also includes Science classes and Lower May (basement) has study areas, the security squadron headquarters, one classroom, and a greenhouse.

McDonnell Gymansium: One regulation basketball court, Mary Institute/ Country Day Athletic Hall of Fame, locker rooms, Athletic offices, film and equipment rooms, weight room, and the Beaumont Natatorium which is a 25 yard competition pool with eight racing lanes capable of hosting short course events as well as water polo matches; Seating capacity: 350 with room for additional 150 on deck; Depth: 3.5 feet at shallow and 5-10 feet at starting end of pool; Water Temperature: 79.6-80.2 degrees Fahrenheit; One underwater window for coaching analysis; Volume: approximately 219,000 gal; KDI Paragon starting platforms; Red and green Competitor 4" racing lane lines; Red and green Kiefer nylon backstroke flags; Colorado Timing Systems electronic touchpads, 8-line LED scoreboard and System 6 Sports Timer.

Olson Hall: Completed for the 1999-2000 school year, this building is situated in the approximate center of the Campus, connecting the two former campuses. It houses all English and History classes on the second floor, as well as the bookstore and school-wide administrative offices on the first floor including Admissions, Business, and Head of School.

South (former Mary Institute) Campus

McDonnell Athletic Center: 3 Basketball Courts, an 1/8 mile indoor track, and a Fitness Center (Built for the 2000-01 school year)

Freeman Arts Building: One theatre, drama rooms, and multiple art studios.

Schoenberg Hall: Located at between Middle School and Lower School. Includes Beasley and fifth and sixth grade classrooms and lockers. Location of the Lower School Library.

Mary Eliot Chapel: Chapel for Middle School, full theatre with drama and musical rooms backstage.

Danforth Hall (Middle School): Main building of Mary Institute, now used for a majority of the Middle School Classes and Middle School offices.

Ronald S. Beasley School: Home for Junior Kindergarten through fourth grades.


For the 2006-2007 school year, tuition and fees range from $14,840 for students up to fourth grade to $17,985 and for high schoolers. About 20 percent of students received financial aid [5] Financial aid refers to funding intended to help students pay tuition or other costs, such as room and board, for education at a college, university, or private school. ...

Notable alumni

In the 1980s, three St. Louis Country Day School alumni served concurrently in the United States Senate from 1976 until 1987: John Danforth, (R-Missouri); Thomas Eagleton, (D-Missouri); and Pete Wilson, (R-California). Danforth and Eagleton had both previously served as Missouri's attorney general. Wilson left the US Senate to become governor of California. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... John Danforth John Claggett Danforth (born September 5, 1936), also referred to as Jack Danforth, is a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former Republican United States Senator from Missouri. ... Thomas Eagleton and George McGovern on July 24, 1972 cover of Time magazine after his nomination for vice president on the Democratic ticket Thomas Eagleton on August 7, 1972 cover of Time Magazine after his withdrawal for vice president on the Democratic ticket. ... Peter Barton Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American Republican politician from California. ...

Other notable alumni include:

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