James S. McDonnell

MICDS
12:14 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

MICDS gets $21.5 million gift

Olson Hall on the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School campus in Ladue, Mo.
(Courtesy Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School)

A St. Louis County private school has received a $21.5 million donation from the James S. McDonnell family.

Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, or MICDS, will use the money to build a new, 52,000 square-foot science and math facility.

MICDS head of school, Lisa Lyle, says the goal is to involve students in the process of scientific research.

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