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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$48,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$63,250
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$36,359
From The Madeira School

The Madeira School is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12, located on a scenic 376-acre campus just miles from Washington, DC. Our award-winning Co-Curriculum experiential learning program provides internships similar to those offered by colleges. For five weeks each year, girls learn from experience in settings beyond the classroom. Sophomores engage in service, juniors serve on Capitol Hill, and seniors pursue a career interest or passion. Over their four years, Madeira graduates build confidence, leadership skills, and an impressive resume.

The Madeira School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
135 responses
Average ACT
31
71 responses

Why We Teach at Madeira

Find out why Madeira Faculty love teaching at Madeira: Kate Scott, STEAM - "I choose to teach at Madeira because of the students and the way that the School empowers young women. Madeira graduates are so impressive and are the future leaders of this world. It's inspiring and such a great honor to teach here."

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Founder's day
    33%
  • Beach party
    13%
  • ASMs with good speakers
    11%
  • Ring Sisters
    9%
  • The Senior Bell
    9%
  • The Winter Musical
    9%
  • The Fall Play
    7%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    52%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Bahamas, Canada, China, Russian Federation, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    14%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    324
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses

    The Madeira School Reviews

    82 reviews
    All Categories
    This school absolutely changed my life! I entered as a new sophomore, yet I was immediately welcomed into the community. All the girls are truly nice, and there's always something to do on the weekends. The adults are always doing their best to improve the school culture. However, I hope to see in the future that the school would do more to eliminate micro aggressions on campus.
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    Madeira has been a wonderful experience for our family. We currently have a sophomore who attends and a rising freshman that will start next fall. Madeira embraces girls for their uniqueness and helps them to be the best they can be. It is a diverse school with many options for success! From academic, social, art, riding and athletics, Madeira has something for every girl. The co-curriculum program is extremely unique and unlike any other program we researched. As boarding parents we have many opportunities to be involved with the school. The faculty and staff are top-notch and some of the best in the business.
    Madeira provides the perfect combination of support, independence, and opportunity. The teachers are amazing and really love what they teach! The education you receive at this school is unique, especially with the internships.