Welcome from the Head

Head of School Katherine Dinh


Our mission at MCDS is to create an inclusive community of learning that inspires curiosity, empathy, and action.

Here we put children at the center of everything we do—to nurture in them a deep awareness of themselves and their responsibilities towards others, in an academically rigorous and engaging curriculum.  

MCDS students gain excellent academic preparation, self-awareness, and confidence to succeed in high school and well beyond.

The founders of MCDS believed in creating a school that blended the best of traditional pedagogy with a progressive approach to teaching and learning, within an environment that would allow children to be connected to nature.

Set on 35 beautiful acres, our campus is part of our curriculum, and provides students with boundless opportunities to explore, do field research, play, and feel joy. The heart of our programs are our exceptional teachers, who inspire and challenge students, respecting each of them for their unique strengths and identities.

Our mission reflects what we do every day. We invite you to learn more about MCDS, meet our faculty and staff, visit our campus, and learn more about how we create a community that’s welcoming and inclusive for everyone.


Katherine Dinh
Head of School


More About Katherine Dinh

Introductory Video

In November 2017, the MCDS Board of Trustees, announced the appointment of Katherine Dinh as the ninth Head of School effective July 1, 2019. We invite you to watch Katherine's introductory video to the MCDS community below.