A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  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
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

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

The Madeira School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1340
60 responses
Average ACT
30
37 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Founder's day
    38%
  • ASMs with good speakers
    15%
  • Beach party
    12%
  • The Senior Bell
    8%
  • The Fall Play
    8%
  • The Winter Musical
    8%
  • Ring Sisters
    8%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
319
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
16:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 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.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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The Madeira School Reviews

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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!
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This school is an incredible place with dedicated faculty and staff. Teachers are hardworking, caring, and approachable. The Co-Curriculum program provided fantastic opportunities for my daughter, preparing her for college and the workplace.

However, I do have one issue: Madeira prides itself on its diversity and challenging academic program. Diversity comes in many forms (cultural, intellectual, social), all of which are necessary for fruitful learning. Intellectual diversity at Madeira needs improvement. When I sent my daughter to Madeira, I expected teachers to encourage students to think independently. I was wrong. The administration encourages students to think like they do, especially when it comes to politics. Students hesitate to express themselves in fear of being punished. My daughter's Madeira experience would have been better if Madeira focused on embracing intellectual along with physical differences rather than encouraging a pattern of uniform thought.
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at Madeira. I am proud to say that I was a Madeira girl and would likely go back if I were making the decision again because I made great friendships and benefitted from teachers who cared about their field and their students. Madeira opened my eyes to the world around me and instilled a desire to be a leader.
There always seemed to be a sense of unhappiness and ungratefulness within the student body for one reason or another (food, administration, etc.), which tended to dampen my outlook on a Madeira education.
Besides this, the school has made strides to better its athletics program and be more competitive with other well-known private schools around the country.