The Madeira School

8328 Georgetown Pike,
McLean, VA 22102-1200
Tel: 703-556-8273
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 306 students
Madeira is an independent boarding and day school educating 320 girls in grades 9 through 12.
Our 376-acre campus is located 15 minutes from Washington, DC in McLean, Virginia.
Madeira’s challenging academic programs and experiential learning opportunities, like the award winning Co-Curriculum program, cultivate women leaders who are ready to make positive impacts in their local and global communities.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
The Madeira School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1906 1907
Campus Size 376 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 306 students 300 students
% Students of Color 32% 18%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 52% 67%
Average SAT Score 0 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 17 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 88% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $55 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,710
(Comprehensive Fee)
$47,335
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,830
(Comprehensive Fee)
$26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 26% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $33,964 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 80% -
Acceptance Rate 66% 57%
Director of Admissions Ann Miller  
Associate Director of Admissions John Bonhom  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 17 15
Art History Biology
Calculus AB Calculus BC
Chemistry Comparative Government & Politics
English Language English Literature
French Langauge French Literature
Latin Literature Latin: Vergil
Physics B Spanish Language
Spanish Literature US Government & Politics
US History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 24
ExtracurricularsAsian Club, Black Student Union, Community Service Club, Environmental Club, French Club, Habitat for Humanity, Jewish Religion and Culture, Latin Club, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Muslim Student Association, Newspaper, Peer Tutoring, Riding Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Thespians

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Virginia 20
College of William and Mary 19
Syracuse University 10
The George Washington University 9
Carnegie Mellon University 8
Dickenson College 8
Cornell University 7
Boston University 6
Bucknell University 6
Colgate University 6
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: NAIS, VAIS, TABS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Saint James School (50.3 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • HagerstownSaint James School
     
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD21740
    301-733-9330
    50.3 mi | 220 students | Gr. 8-12
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