Madison Country Day School

5606 River Road
Waunakee, WI 53597-0535
Tel: (608)850-6000
Grades: PK-12 | 439 students
In 1997, a small group of independent-minded students, families and community members launched a school like none other in Madison-a school founded on the premise that imagination and learning go forward hand-in-hand when linked with high standards and the best of a world-renowned curriculum.
At Madison Country Day School, it is our guiding mission and promise to provide an intellectually stimulating, personally enriching and academically challenging program in the liberal arts and sciences to an able and diverse student body; measure the curriculum and student achievement against the finest programs in the world; and contribute to the larger community by developing effective educational programs to serve as models for other public and private schools.
MCDS sets for its students the highest standards of academic achievement, intellectual growth, ethical awareness and behavior, athletic endeavor and sportsmanship, extracurricular involvement and service to others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 439 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Madison Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Kimberly Hazen
Admissions Associate Sara Beuthien


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBadminton,
CrewCross Country,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Dance Club, Model UN, basketball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball Chess Club, Dance Club, Model UN, basketball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball,
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