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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    C
Madison Country Day School is a top rated, private school located in Waunakee, WI. It has 462 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $18,600 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid
$7,500

Madison Country Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
13 responses
Average ACT
30
45 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Field day
    15%
  • Homecoming week
    15%
  • Morning assemblies, especially lower school
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
462
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$90,216
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,021
National
$949
Median Home Value
$312,500
National
$184,700
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Madison Country Day School Reviews

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I have attended Madison Country Day School from kindergarten through senior year. Because of the size and environment of the school, I feel very close to my classmates and community; they're like my second family! The small size has also allowed me a lot of flexibility regarding enrichment, course/subject advancement, and specialized learning tracks. However, while the school does provide limited support services, the student body sometimes acts as a resonating chamber for negativity, stress, and poor mental health, especially in the upper grades.
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It is a great school. It is twenty years old, but is one of the best schools in the area. Great curriculum, and I learn a lot. The only reason I gave it four stars is because the teachers grade completely differently and it is difficult to understand what they each want. Also there are some students that obviously come from Rich families and are cocky about it, but that is rare. Everyone fits in somewhere. It is an IB not AP school, but that makes me enjoy it even more because it teaches you how to think. I am extremely happy to go here!
Our child, now in high school, has been at MCDS since Lower School and our overall experience has been strongly positive. The school has grown steadily over the past decade and yet no child falls between the cracks. The low faculty-to-student ratio is key to student success. Faculty are very dedicated to the students and communicate well with parents. The curriculum is challenging, but not excessively so. The range of students' abilities across subjects is broad, yet the common denominator is that all are aiming to do the best they can and succeed in college, be that at a large university or a small liberal arts college. The school also values character education, and the arts are not considered peripheral, but an essential part of the curriculum. The relative lack of racial diversity is offset by social and ethnic diversity, including an international outlook among many families.