As we toured, it felt like home. We imagined our son running across campus, enjoying indoor/outdoor education and engaging in hands on, project-based learning. We envisioned him developing the character to recognize that diversity and inclusion are essential for academic excellence and responsible world citizenship.
These talented and committed educators nurture curiosity, guide social-emotional learning, and create community every day. As a gay family, it's really important to us that a key part of the curriculum is a focus on identity work, which is expertly taught in all grades in developmentally appropriate ways.
MCDS’s strong academic curriculum combined with art, music, drama, foreign language and fun electives, fit the bill. We also appreciated the school’s efforts to encourage self-advocacy by expecting the students to seek out their teachers for extra help.
The teachers are compassionate and sensitive to any circumstance, and the entire MCDS community is loving and nurturing. Support is there for each family- regardless of color, race or economic status. We are very proud to be representing our Latino community at MCDS.
For our children, we sought a school with strong values, a time-tested academic tradition, inspired teachers and a natural environment that balanced our urban home life. MCDS was the right match.
The first in a series, this video highlights one family's perspective on:
Why MCDS and Why All Gender?
We loved hearing their answers. . .
- Leadership skills
- Safety to be yourself
- Friendly competition
- Multiple perspectives