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McLean, Virginia, USA view map
All Girls, No Religious Affiliation
8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia, USA
Director of Admission:
There is no better way to discover all Madeira has to offer than by visiting campus. Join us!
Posted on June 28, 2013
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Summary: Madeira’s curriculum is grounded in expert teaching and active involvement of the students when planning their academic paths. Personal academic advising enables girls to customize a schedule beyond graduation requirements, offering them the highest degree of challenge that best suits their interests. From AP Art History to iPad App Development, students may take advantage of the many upper-level courses offered.
Department Director: M.A. Mahoney
Average Class Size: 12
Full Time Teachers: 37
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 86.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8/1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 18
Summary: Nowhere else do you get a traditional boarding experience this close to one of the greatest cities in the world. Washington D.C. is just 15 minutes away. Whether attending the Presidential Inauguration, going to Nationals baseball game, or planning a shopping trip to Georgetown, Field trips and weekend activities take advantage of all the city has to offer.
While on campus, students enjoy Madeira's 376 acres of woods, fields, and riverfront property. The fact that nearly 40 adults live in faculty housing with their children (and pets) creates a familial atmosphere. On any given night girls might be having “Dinner at Home” in the dining room of a faculty member, baking in their kitchen for a club bake sale or catching up on the latest episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” in their family room. While day students appreciate the beauty and warmth of campus life Monday-Friday, boarders can literally call this beautiful, safe, serene place home.
Department Director: Kimberly Newsome
Number of Dorms: 6
Average Students Per Dorm: 30
No. of Girls Dorms: 6
Dress Code: Casual
Summary: Discover what a day in the life of a Madeira girl is like at www.madeira.org/student-life.
Clubs and Organizations
Summary: Madeira has 13 inter-scholastic sports, including an equestrian team, as well as instruction in music, dance, film, visual and performing arts, which give students competitive and creative outlets.
Arts Department Director: Stacie Steinke
Athletics Department Director: Katie Lamade
Notable Achievements: 2011 Volleyball State Champions, 2013 Cappies Award for best actress, Two state records in 2013 (100/200 yard fly)
Summary: The college admission process, rather than being the main focus of a girl’s time at Madeira, is instead a natural consequence of the rigorous secondary education that Madeira provides. Our college counselors work individually with each student, as well as her family, to make her aware of the full range of college options and ultimately to help her find one that continues to challenge her academically and aligns with her interests, values, and career goals.
Counselors also maintain the Madeira tradition of fostering confident risk takers while keeping the realities of current higher education practices in mind.
Department Director: Sheila Reilly
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Katharine Meyer Graham (Class of 1934) Editor of The Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize winner
Penny Chenery (Class of 1939) Horsewoman, her horse, Secreteriat won the Triple Crown
June Biedler (Class of 1943) Scientist & physician, cancer research pioneer
Susan "Stockard" Channing (Class of 1961) Emmy award winning actress
Mika Brzezinski (Class of 1985) MSNBC news host and author
Summary: Girls First, an all girls summer leadership camp
Department Director: Rachel Minchew
July 11, 2010 to July 11, 2013
Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available: No
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