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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Madison Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1997
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Average ACT score
29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
38%
Admissions Director
Keri Allard

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Crew, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Madison Country Day School offer a summer program?

Yes, Madison Country Day School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Madison Country Day School offer?

Madison Country Day School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Madison Country Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for most sports offered.

What is Madison Country Day School's ranking?

Madison Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for: Highest average ACT score and Most sports offered.

When is the application deadline for Madison Country Day School?

The application deadline for Madison Country Day School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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