Madison Country Day School

5606 River Road,
Waunakee, WI, 53597-0535
Tel: (608)850-6000
Grades: PK - 12 | 362 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. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 362 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 29%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Madison Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 55%
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Dana Asmuth

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. basketball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball basketball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Madison Baptist Academy (4.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Countryside Montessori Preschool (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Countryside Montessori Preschool (1.7 miles away)
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  • Madison Countryside Montessori Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    721 Northport Drive
    Madison , WI , 53704
    (608)244-5437
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.7  mi  |  58  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Madison
    Londonderry KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2017 Londonderry Drive
    Madison , WI , 53704
    (608)249-3393
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.9  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Waunakee St John The Baptist Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    114 E 3rd St
    Waunakee , WI , 53597
    (608)849-5325
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.8  mi  |  184  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Madison Madison Baptist Academy
    (Baptist)
    2323 Portage Rd
    Madison , WI , 53704
    (608)249-0941
    (Baptist)
    4.4  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  4-11
  • Madison
    Eastside Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    2310 Independence Lane
    Madison , WI , 53704
    (608)244-3045
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    4.7  mi  |  169  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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