Madison Country Day School

  • 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Students439 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 27%
Students by GradeMadison Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesInternational Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorCaitlin Wedekind
Admissions AssociateAmy Maier

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBadminton,
BalletBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Dance Club, Model UN

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, cross country, soccer, track, volleyball
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