The Tuition Benefit Fund Honoring Lisa Lyle

Among Lisa Lyle’s most notable achievements in her 12 years as Head of School at MICDS has been her ability to recruit and retain stellar faculty and staff. One of the most effective ways she has done this is by recommitting the School to tuition remission, sending the message that MICDS values its teachers and staff by welcoming their families as fully engaged members of the School community. We are now delighted to celebrate her bold, principled and transformational leadership by creating The Tuition Benefit Fund Honoring Lisa Lyle.

Why should you give?

  • A strong tuition remission program is part of a competitive compensation program that helps attract and develop teachers and staff who are deeply invested in our School.
  • Recent surveys indicate that tuition remission at peer schools is between 53% and 66%, with John Burroughs School offering a remission rate of 90%. MICDS currently offers 30% tuition remission.
  • MICDS employee children must meet the same admissions requirements as all other prospective students.
  • MICDS currently funds 70% of Tuition Benefit through the general operating budget. A robust fund supporting Tuition Benefit will reduce the School’s reliance on operating dollars.

 

Fifty employees, representing 69 students, received the Tuition Benefit at MICDS in the 2018-19 school year.
Fifty employees, representing 69 students, received the Tuition Benefit at MICDS in the 2018-19 school year.

Strong student-teacher relationships lie at the heart of all great schools, including MICDS. The Tuition Benefit Fund Honoring Lisa Lyle will help foster these critical relationships while recognizing Ms. Lyle’s deep commitment to faculty excellence.

Click here to make a gift. Select Tuition Benefit Fund Honoring Lisa Lyle from the drop-down menu.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy McFarland Dove ’85, Director of Development, at 314-995-7372 or adove@micds.org.