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Notes for Prospective Students
- Madeira’s curriculum is grounded in expert teaching and
active involvement of the students when planning their academic
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.
The innovative Co-Curriculum program at Madeira integrates
experiential learning with the cultural, political, and business
life of the nation’s capital.
Every Wednesday, girls learn
from real-world experience, graduating with a solid resume that
rivals that of college students.
The unique grade-level objectives
of the Co-Curriculum program progress from learning about identity
and community during freshman and sophomore years to experiencing
“real-life work” and leadership training during
junior-year internships in Capitol Hill offices and
student-selected internships during the girls’ senior
year.The campus, which overlooks the Potomac River from 376 scenic
acres, is a place for study, play, and competition, home to
superior academic, athletic, riding, and arts facilities.
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
facilities include a 32,000 square foot sports center with
basketball and volleyball courts, indoor competition size pool,
dance/aerobic studio, and strength and conditioning room.
also eight hard-surface tennis courts, three playing fields, 49
stall barn, indoor riding arena, and extensive riding and hiking
The arts facilities includes a 500 seat proscenium theater,
drama rehearsal space, scene shop, dance studios, private vocal and
instrumental studios, and an art gallery.
With Washington, D.C.
is 15 minutes away, students take
advantage of shopping in Georgetown, movies at Tysons Corner, and
dim sum in Chinatown.
The 20 other independent boarding and day
schools (including all-boys and co-ed schools) nearby provide
plenty of social opportunities on the weekends.