The Madeleine Choir School

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The Madeleine Choir School Photo #1 - The Madeleine Choir School is a Pre-K3 through Eighth Grade school focused on the development of the whole child with an emphasis on choral music.
The Madeleine Choir School, a mission of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City and a service of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, is an elementary school for children in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade Eight.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,082
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Madeleine Choir School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
424 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
The Madeleine Choir School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
23 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Formal and informal dress vary in lower grades and upper grades.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tiered Tuition System allows applicants to apply for financial aid.
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Karla Padilla

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Classes, Music Lessons, Music Program

School Notes

  • Established in 1996, the school continues the cathedral tradition of preparing young people to engage the culture with the Catholic intellectual, artistic, moral and religious tradition. The Choir School pursues rigorous academic curricula in the humanities, mathematics and sciences, and the arts. The school fosters a strong program of moral and character formation, and seeks to provide a thought-provoking and comprehensive study of Christian Theology.
  • The Choir School seeks to nurture the whole child.The foundational years of a child`s academic journey are critical to their success as a learner. The development of a child`s social, emotional, and intellectual skills are the formational pillars fostered in our early childhood classrooms.
  • The Choir School preserves and furthers the choral art primarily in service to the public worship life of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, and additionally through concerts, performance tours and recordings.
  • Through its academic coursework, character formation, social activities and athletics, the Choir School works for form responsible world citizens who will serve as civic leaders in the generation to come.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Madeleine Choir School cost?
The Madeleine Choir School's tuition is approximately $11,082 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of The Madeleine Choir School?
The acceptance rate of The Madeleine Choir School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 82%.
What sports does The Madeleine Choir School offer?
The Madeleine Choir School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Volleyball.
What is The Madeleine Choir School's ranking?
The Madeleine Choir School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for The Madeleine Choir School?
The application deadline for The Madeleine Choir School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is The Madeleine Choir School located?
The Madeleine Choir School is located in the The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, UT. There are 2 other private schools located in The Avenues.

School Calendar

View the The Madeleine Choir School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of School (MCS School Calendar)
August 21, 2024 (Wednesday)
Fall Break (MCS School Calendar)
October 10, 2024 (Thursday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We're starting our 4th year at MCS (3 students). There are great schools in Salt Lake County for PreK-8 (both public and private options), but we chose MCS for the music program. Music at MCS is more extensive than at any other school in Utah (and is largely unparalleled in the US). Students learn Spanish starting in pre-K and Latin starting in 4th grade to help prepare them for the extensive Latin music repertoire they sing starting in 5th grade. Music theory and ear training begin in Kindergarten, and by 5th grade, students are covering material found in the AP Music Theory curriculum. Students in 2nd & 3rd grades receive violin lessons 2x/week, & in 5th and 8th grades the 6 choirs rehearse daily. We've stayed, though, because MCS isn't *just* about music. Somehow MCS manages to balance music with a whole-child approach; they provide rigorous core, honors, and elective classes, but the highest emphasis is on creating a loving, kind, and accepting community. Teachers meet each child where they are, and individual differences are embraced (not just tolerated). Service to each other and to the community is built into every aspect of the school, and students are nurtured and empowered to become the very best versions of themselves.
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5  
This is an amazing school. The music program is as good as any in the world, and indeed the choristers tour the world (both domestically and internationally). All students receive extensive musical training in voice, violin, and music theory, and students are also offered optional private lessons (on campus) in other instruments. Top choristers are full working musicians, with a full program of services at the cathedral. We are not Catholic but we've found this an amazing opportunity. However, it is a serious time commitment and may not be for all children.The academics are fine, sports aren't great, the main building is very beautiful, the chapel is excellent, science education is pretty sound, and the community is wonderful. But none of this is why you choose the Madeleine Choir School. The whole point of going here is to get a musical education as well as that at St. Thomas's (New York) or Westminster Abbey School (UK). Everything else is window dressing.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 424 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,082
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Salt Lake City, UT is $10,020 for elementary schools and $10,239 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Salt Lake City, UT is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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