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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

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
1340
113 responses
Average ACT
30
61 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Founder's day
    32%
  • Beach party
    14%
  • ASMs with good speakers
    11%
  • The Winter Musical
    9%
  • The Senior Bell
    9%
  • Ring Sisters
    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
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

    The Madeira School Reviews

    70 reviews
    All Categories
    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.
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    I was a new sophomore at Madeira. Transitioning to a small all girls school from large co ed public school was interesting, but was right for me. Madeira helped me build my character and find my voice in the classroom and the real world. Through leadership roles and strong relationships with my teachers, I am much more confident and comfortable with talking with adults. However, one of my biggest complaints with Madeira is the lack of participation and energy among students. This is more of a culture thing with the school and could evolve as new grades filter in and out. I do think the administration has been known for overworking students and putting too many responsibilities and pressures on them, which can drain students significantly and lead to a lack of enthusiasm. As with any school, there will always be things to be improved upon, but overall I have loved my time at Madeira and consider myself lucky to have attended such a great school.
    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.