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How to Apply

We look forward to getting to know you through the application process. Please read through the following page for instructions on how to apply to Madeira.

1. Inquire on the Madeira Website 

We request that applicants inquire through the Madeira Website prior to their application and any campus visit to begin their record at Madeira. This is helpful to keep track of applicants communication, interviews, and other visits to the school before the official application process begins.

2. Begin the Application

Starting September 1st, 2017 applicants for the 2018-2019 school year, can apply online using the Standard Application Online. To begin the online application process, please visit the Standard Application Online homepage to create a new account. Here, you will be allowed to create and submit your application and check the status of your materials.

3. Schedule an Interview

An interview is required for every applicant. Interviews are typically scheduled during On-Campus Visit Days throughout the week between 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., however, special accommodations can be considered due to distance and travel. Appointments should be made in advance. Candidates and their parents are given a tour by a student guide and have an interview with an admissions officer. Candidates will attend a class while parents attend an information session with a faculty member. Please click here to schedule your campus visit and interview. For questions about the interview process, please email admission@madeira.org or call the Admission Office at: 703-556-8273.

4. Complete the Application

Required application items include: 

  • Student Information and Application Fee*
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • English Teacher Recommendation 
  • Math Teacher Recommendation 
  • School Report and Transcript Form
  • Transcript and Current Grades
  • Principal Recommendation Form
  • Standardized Testing Report (please see below for more information on testing)
  • School Supplement Instructions for SAO Applicants

*Domestic application fee: $75 
International application fee: $125

Testing Information

Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is required for admission to Madeira. We accept SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, or SAT scores. Registration for the SSAT or the ISEE must be done in advance, and scores must be sent to Madeira directly from the testing agency:

For the PSAT or SAT, we accept a copy of the parent or guidance counselor score report. 

Language Testing for International Students

Students who do not speak English as a first language should submit TOEFL scores in addition to the required SSAT/ISEE/PSAT/SAT scores. Please visit our International Student Admission page for more information. 

Other Application Platforms Accepted

Madeira accepts a number of shared application forms such as the SSAT Standard Application Online, the TABS Admission Application Form, the Gateway Application Form and the shared recommendation forms published by AISGW. If you have questions about other shared application forms, please contact the Admission Office.

 

Contact the Admission Office

Contact the Admission staff with any questions about campus visits, interviews, or the admission process.

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