Madison Country Day School

5606 River Road
Waunakee, WI 53597-0535
Tel: (608)850-6000
Grades: PK-12 | 435 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
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 435 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. basketball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball basketball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball,
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The average private school tuition in Dane County, WI is $4,769 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).