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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102
Telephone
(703) 556-8211

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,947
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)
$58,158
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
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
Average SAT
1340
91 responses
Average ACT
31
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Founder's day
    33%
  • Beach party
    14%
  • ASMs with good speakers
    12%
  • Ring Sisters
    9%
  • The Senior Bell
    9%
  • The Winter Musical
    9%
  • The Fall Play
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
319
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses

The Madeira School Reviews

60 reviews
All Categories
When I picture my "happy place," Madeira is it! I credit the school with shaping me into the woman I am today. I was able to be the truest version of myself while I attended Madeira. I was challenged academically, but in an environment where I felt comfortable to excel. The friends I made at Madeira have been lifelong friends--some were even bridesmaids in my wedding. The co-curriculum experience is also monumental. The internships I had as a junior and senior in high school shaped my college studies and eventual career path. If I had a daughter, without a shadow of a doubt, she would be a Madeira girl.
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Even though this is only my second year at Madeira, I love it here! When I first came during my freshman year, everyone was so welcoming and apart from being homesick, I didn't feel very out of place. You do need a little adjusting to get used to the way things work around here, especially if you are a boarder, but there is always a good outcome of it. From my being here at Madeira, I can already see myself gaining the many qualities of a great independent woman that I need to go out and conquer life. I also believe that my boarding experience here, will definitely have helped me ease into college life by the time its time for me to graduate and begin a new journey elsewhere.
Madeira helped shape me into the woman I am today. I faced some of the most difficult challenges there but reaped some of the greatest rewards including an everlasting sister-ship with a few girls, an unwavering determination to chase my dreams, and a well-rounded education that prepared me not just for college but also for life. I wish Madeira had not undergone the changes that it now projects because I do not believe the girls there are getting the same experience I got. Nevertheless, I am still a proud Madeira girl, and I always will be!