The winter issue of The Spectator, is now available The paper features wide-ranging articles and opinion pieces from a number of Madeira writers.
On a chilly night in January, students gathered in the student center for the Miss Greenway pageant.
Miss Greenway is the annual contest organized by... Read More
For the fourth year in a row, Madeira students, faculty, and staff participated in the STOP Hungers Games. The games are a fundraising event – an apocalyptic... Read More
Thanks to Heather Muir Kirby ’77, Vice Chair of the Madeira Board of Directors, and Jim Johnson, long time Madeira supporter and founding member of the... Read More
Several Madeira students and faculty recently attended The Future of Diversity Symposium (FDS) at Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C. Each school... Read More
On Friday October 7, the newly named student newspaper, the Spectator, made its debut to a captive Family Weekend audience.
Madeira has created a mobile app for Family Weekend in order to eliminate paper waste and provide families with convenient and accessible information!... Read More
Madeira students Layla Khan ’19, Mariam Khan ’20, and Caroline Simmons ’15 are helping to educate the community about drones and the benefits they can... Read More
The Madeira School store, Lucy & Co. will have special hours during orientation and the opening week of school. Be sure to stop by to pick up all your... Read More
On Monday, June 13, the Dean of Students Office met with members of the Parents Association to review the results of the end-of-year Student Activity Survey... Read More
On Friday June 3, 2016, Madeira awarded 70 diplomas to the class of 2016. After the traditional processional to their seats with hand held bouquets of... Read More
Thursday, May 26, 2016 members of the Madeira community gathered to celebrate the close of another school year, recognize faculty and staff members for... Read More
Madeira is pleased to announce the live streaming of the 2016 commencement ceremony on June 3 at 10:30 a.m. Watch the ceremony online at www.gobleachers... Read More
The elections results are in! The Madeira student government and class officers have been named for the 2016-2017 school year.
The student government... Read More
On April 29, the last day of Module 6, students, faculty and staff participated in the second annual MadeiraED Day. With the theme “Passion Projects,”... Read More
The Madeira School will welcome back alumna Alex Cooley as this year’s speaker at their graduation ceremony. Alex Cooley is a television writer and producer... Read More
At the February 12th All School Meeting, students were challenged to be more aware of trash in their lives. Green Team member Isabel Ruffin '16 introduced... Read More
Accompanied by Madeira science teachers Ms. Pratt and Dr. Wallace, three Madeira students, Emily Barré ‘17, Kristin Joostema ‘16, and Vinnae Edgerly-Collins... Read More
On January 22, Winter Storm Jonas descended upon Madeira. Check out our time lapse video of the snow from start to finish.
Monet Umana '16 organized high school students in the DC-Metro area to collect and donate clothes to support youth in need this coming winter. “There is... Read More
Over the December 11th weekend, Madeira students dedicated their time to service activities coordinated by the Heads of Community Service. Students volunteered... Read More
This week, Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca along with teachers Ms. Chandra Smith, Ms. Nina Candia, and Ms. Reyna Pratt attended the NAIS People of... Read More
For the third year in a row, Madeira students, faculty, and staff participated in the STOP Hungers Games. The games are a fundraising battle – an apocalyptic... Read More
The yearbook class and yearbook club are excited to work with seniors on their senior pages! Seniors must complete the information below and email it with... Read More
Madeira is pleased to offer Driver's Ed again in 2015-2016.
I Drive Smart, a Virginia licensed driver education company, will be holding classes for Madeira... Read More
Madeira is pleased to announce that we now have live streaming video capabilities in the Chapel/Auditorium. This means that Madeira community members will... Read More
Lauren Rarick ‘07 spoke to the Madeira community at the Veteran's Day All School Meeting on November 6. Lauren Rarick graduated from The Madeira School... Read More
At the All School Meeting, Friday, October 23, the ever-entertaining and unguarded Julia Reed spoke to students about her time at Madeira and her professional... Read More
On October 17th, Heads of Community Service at Madeira, Faith Slaughter and Carson Peters, coordinated a weekend activity with the Anime Club and Master... Read More
October 26-30 is Red & White Spirit Week!
On October 16th, Madeira mom, Hilary Rosen, a public relations and political consultant and a TV pundit on CNN, will moderate a panel on the 2016 Elections... Read More
Senior and Head of Day Mona Hagmagid had an eventful summer, which has now led to an exciting fall opportunity. In the spring, Mona helped to organize... Read More
“There is a better future that wants to emerge through you, individually and collectively." - Dr. Courtney Cowart
Email sent to students and parents, Thursday, September 10, 2015.
Good morning Snails!
If you are attending the BSSAC Opener on Saturday (as 128 of you... Read More
In coordination with the Dean of Students Office, Student Government approves all school clubs. Madeira has a history of actively involved clubs that give... Read More
Spirits were high during Opening Convocation, Thursday September 3, 2015. Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca welcomed students back to Madeira, sharing... Read More
Did you know that an amazing group of professional musicians come to Madeira's campus every week to teach students in piano, voice, strings, flute, guitar... Read More
Madeira is pleased to welcome an impressive group of new faculty and staff members joining us this school year. We look forward to seeing their contributions... Read More
The school store, Lucy & Co., will have special hours during Orientation and the first week of school:
Friday August, 28: 11:30 a.m.-1:00p.m.
Saturday... Read More
In June, two Madeira teachers and twelve students visited Italy for the biannual classics exchange trip.The first week included a home-stay with Italian... Read More
Madeira teacher, Dr. Ashley Johnson, shares highlights from this summer's environmental advocacy adventure
The fourth annual PINK Award was given to Anne Forrest Butler ’18. Anne, who is from Charlotte, NC, will use the award money to pursue an internship with... Read More
The 2015 Commencement Ceremony was held on a sunny morning, Friday, May 29. Ms. Marcia Marsh, chief operating officer of the World Wildlife Fund, was the... Read More
Madeira seniors participated in the annual Senior Gallop today. Eight riders from the Equestrian program rode horses from the stables down to the Oval... Read More
All members of the Class of 2015 have unique talents and strengths. In the past several weeks, we have learned of several who have been recognized by outside... Read More
Madeira Advanced Film class students organized an impressive, fourth annual Madeira School Film Festival on Saturday May 15, 2015.
A student committee... Read More
The Madeira School is pleased to have Marcia Marsh as the 2015 commencement speaker. As chief operating officer of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world... Read More
A big congratulations to Jeeho Ha ’17, who is nominated for a Cappies award in the category of Comic Actress in a Play for her role as Trinculo in our... Read More
On April 29, 2015 the Madeira slam poetry team made up of Zharia O’Neal ’15, Barack ’15, Mona Hagmagid ’16, Elfrieda Nwabunnia ’18, and Gaelyn Smith ’16... Read More
On April 24, 2015, as representatives of the CLIPUS Foundation Katharine Jiang '15, Virginia Zhang '15, and Grace Huang '16 attended the 23rd Annual Fairfax... Read More
The class of 2017 gathered at the pathway between East and Schoolhouse I on April 13, 2015 for a short ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. Through... Read More
The elections results are in! The Madeira student government and class officers have been named for the 2015-2016 school year. Dean of Students Kim Newsome... Read More
On Saturday April 25, the Science and Engineering Club sponsored a trip to Maryland Day. Maryland Day is an annual event at the University of Maryland... Read More
Beginning May 4, 2015 and lasting through June 20, 2015, the roadway behind the Hurd will be closed to thru traffic. This closure is necessary to facilitate... Read More
This weekend Computer Science club members Kim Lytle ’15, Sophie Kim ’15, Michaela Laurencin ’15, and Cori Williams ’17, along with team manager Katherine... Read More
Madeline Ahern '15 was awarded her third consecutive "Superior" rating at the National Federation of Music Teachers Festival on March 29, 2015. She will... Read More
Monday, April 13, 2015 was the much anticipated Founder's Day! The day was perfect. The sun came out and girls flocked to the Oval for music, food, dancing... Read More
Madeira will offer several courses taught by Madeira faculty members this summer. Programs are for students in, or entering into high school. Classes are... Read More
Women make 79 cents for every dollar earned by a man. It’s a statistic we have seen a lot the past year, and it’s a statistic that bothers Sarah Jane Glynn... Read More
On Saturday March 28, the Korean Student Association (KSA) partnered with the Science and Engineering Club to volunteer at the Cherry Blossom Festival... Read More
As part of the Winter Athletics assembly, the Module 5 karate class presented a demonstration including empty-handed kata, weapons kata, partner drills... Read More
On March 26, 2015, Madeira welcomed artist Rebecca Kamen to speak about her work and the convergence of art and science. During her presentation to students... Read More
The Spanish Club movie fundraiser, on Friday February 27, was a great success. Club members and other Madeira students joined to watch El Viaje de Carol... Read More
On Saturday, February 21, members of the Madeira Spanish Club visited the Latino Student Fund in Washington, D.C. Club members helped organize items and... Read More
All students are invited to join Hawaii Prep Academy students as we spend the first two weeks of summer (May 30-June 13, 2015) enjoying the bodies of water... Read More
Escape the everyday on a trans-Atlantic cruise. With top-notch lounge singers, wealthy heiresses, and second-rate mobsters on the loose, you’re never sure... Read More
At Casual Sundays – the brainchild of Ms. Roy and Ms. Heishman – students gather to play table top game, such as Slash, The Resistance, and Fluxx. On Sunday... Read More
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 Madeira’s slam team including Zharia O’Neal ’15, Mona Hagmagid ’16, Gaelyn Smith, Elfrieda Nwabunnia ’17, Katie Barack ’15... Read More
January 16, 2015, Allison Kalloo ’83 took to the stage to share her story for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day All School Meeting.
As founder and CEO of... Read More
In light of the recent epidemic, the Contemporary Issues in Science class decided to focus the five-week, intensive course work on the Ebola outbreak in... Read More
January 26-30, the Madeira Student Ambassadors will host a variety of activities celebrating International Week. Made up of current students from around... Read More
Sophia Beneski '16 shares her experience interning for the Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read More
Construction crews have been working steadily on East Dorm this fall and on Tuesday, 27 students got a sneak peek at their new home. In January, following... Read More
It is a time honored Madeira tradition that the senior class shares what they are thankful for during the last All School Meeting prior to Thanksgiving... Read More
For the second year in a row, Madeira students, faculty, and staff participated in the STOP Hungers Games. The games are a fundraising battle – a sophisticated... Read More
During the first Madeira EDUcase Day, sophomores shared their Co-Curriculum service experience at the conclusion of Module 2. Small groups presented to... Read More
Each year, Madeira hosts students from the the American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers (ASSIST) organization. ASSIST is an international... Read More
Madeira is pleased to announce that we will offer driver's ed through I Drive Smart, a Virginia licensed driver education company. I Drive Smart will... Read More
Over the weekend of October 25, the Madeira Spanish Club created a Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, altar in the lobby of Schoolhouse 2. The Day of... Read More
At the last Science and Engineering Club meeting, girls watched a video about the science behind pop rocks to honor Halloween. The video, developed by... Read More
The senior class is hosting the fourth annual Fun Run on Sunday, November 16, beginning at 2:00 p.m. This year’s 5K will include a fair for the entire... Read More
Twenty-three girls enjoyed a fantastic Chinese feast at the Pratt house the Sunday of Parents’ Weekend, October 12. Craving a familiar home cooked meal... Read More
On Thursday, October 2, Sensei Dave Kohls from Aikido of Arlington visited the Madeira Dojo to teach the girls the philosophy and techniques of aikido... Read More
Madeira welcomed clinical social worker Jennifer Weaver as our All School Meeting speaker this morning. Ms. Weaver spoke with the students about the concept... Read More
Weekend activities are off to a great start view photos from opening day and throughout the first weekend at Madeira on our photo gallery!
What a great... Read More
Part of a Madeira education is being exposed to thought-provoking conversations and ideas. One manner in which this takes place is through All School Meetings... Read More
Madeira is pleased to announce that Hunter Southworth has been named director of residential life in the Dean of Students Office. Mr. Southworth has been... Read More
The Madeira School store, Lucy & Co. will have special hours the opening week of school.
The current sentiment of the world, and Madeira community is the more Wi-Fi, the better! With the number of mobile devices outnumbering the global population... Read More
The start of the school year is quickly approaching. Orientation will be filled with informative sessions and engaging activities aimed at helping you... Read More
Madeira is pleased to announce the roll-out of our expanded transportation plan for the 2014-15 school year.
Construction crews have been working steadily on the Main dorm modernization project since graduation.
Check in regularly to see a photos of our progress... Read More
Julia Collins' '01 historic Jeopardy! winning streak comes to an end.
UPDATE June, 6, 2014: The Madeira slam poetry team placed second at the final Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia Louder Than A Bomb Teen Poetry Slam Competition... Read More
The elections results are in! The Madeira student government and class officers have been named for the 2014-2015 school year. Dean of Students Kim Newsome... Read More
Regional high school students in the Model Arab League attended a two day conference at Georgetown University over April 11-12 where they participated... Read More
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the only living of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, will deliver The Madeira School’s commencement address... Read More
Madeira is pleased to welcome Jim Pollack to campus to serve as director of campus safety and security. Mr. Pollack joins us after having been a professional... Read More
Imagine chatting with Marie Curie and Ben Franklin, flying a simulated jet fighter, creating your own inventions using the latest in DIY and 3D printing... Read More
The second annual Madeira Photo Contest will be held this spring. Students and adults who wish to enter must submit a photograph demonstrates a scientific... Read More
Get ready for the third annual Madeira School Film Festival on May 3, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
This year, the festival will feature Madeira work exclusively... Read More
At the 2014 Madeira Culture Club All School Meeting the Madeira community learned about tourist attractions in Korea, watched Bollywood films evolve, enjoyed... Read More
Grace Huang '16 recaps her experience at the Women In Engineering Conference.
During class meetings on Friday, February 21, 2014, the sophomore class made a total of 200 cards for breast cancer patients for Girls Love Mail organization... Read More
Bright and early the morning of Saturday, February 8, thirteen intrepid Madeira students traveled with Ms. Pratt to Foxcroft School to compete against... Read More
Nora Canellakis, co-head of the sophomore class community service committee reports on the mitten drive.
Contributed by Sidney Lee '15
During the annual Thanksgiving All School Meeting, each member of the senior class tells what they are thankful for: from chocolate to teachers to poetry... Read More
For the past few weeks, the sophomore class community service committee has coordinated and collected Halloween candy for Treats for Troops, a local service... Read More
On November 13, 2013 Mona Hagmagid '16 and Zharia O'Neal '15 represented Madeira at the Hayfield Invitational Poetry Slam where they competed against nine... Read More
Sidney Lee '15 writes about American Sign Language club weekend activity with Model Secondary School for the Deaf
Get excited for the upcoming Senior 5K Fun Run! This is the third year in a row that the senior class will be hosting a 5K Fun Run as our fall fundraiser... Read More
Some parents have inquired about how to order yearbooks. You don’t have to do a thing! Madeira will order a yearbook for every student. The cost for the... Read More
At the All School Meeting on October 25, Girl Up club representatives presented to the school community, explaining the Girl Up mission and goals. They... Read More
Community members were clad in purple in support of #SpiritDay, a movement that speaks out against bullying.
On Thursday, October 10, the Madeira Karate Dojo was honored to host Sensei Yvonne Thelwell, fifth degree black belt and chief instructor at Aikido of... Read More
Madeira’s Girl Up club is participating in the 11 Days of Action leading up to the International Day of the Girl on October 11. The club had its first... Read More
On October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m., Madeira will conduct earthquake training in conjunction with the “2013 Great South East ShakeOut!”
“The Great South... Read More
The Rev. Maryetta M. Anschutz ’93 told the Madeira community a powerful story of how a singular experience she had during her sophomore Co-Curriculum placement... Read More
On Friday, September 20, Madeira students and faculty bid farewell to the Spanish exchange students and their chaperone, Mr. Antonio Retuerto who had called... Read More
At the All School Meeting, Friday, September 13, dance-movement therapist and counseling professional, Ms. Judith Fischer walked students through various... Read More
Read transcribed speeches by Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca and student leaders.
Madeira faculty and staff share six words with students.
With the support of the PINK Award, established by Katherine Kies ’07, Courtney Jefferies ’13 spent her summer at the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive in New... Read More
Christopher Cochrane will joins the Madeira community as director of campus safety and security
On May 9, fifteen girls were promoted to their next belt level or received special honors in USA Goju Karate at the Madeira Dojo. Throughout the term,... Read More
A photo by Likando Kumoyo ’13 was chosen for Exposure 2013, an international photography competition. Likando’s photo was selected for a digital projection... Read More
In just its second year, The Madeira School Film Festival is seeing tremendous growth. This year, close to 200 people came to the festival’s screenings... Read More
Bridget Duru ’15, Briaun Isreal ’13, and Sarah Wood ’14 have been selected to participate in the prestigious NSLI-Y program. The program, which provides... Read More
From Director of Residential Life, Margo Moses
April 15, Connection Newspaper featured a story about Aerryn Rees working toward her Girls Scout Gold Award by creating a sustainable garden at Churchhill... Read More
April 19-20, over 30 Madeira students, all who participate in Model UN, attended the Model Arab League conference at Georgetown University. The girls learned... Read More
On Monday, April 8, Richard W. Murphy spoke to Madeira students in Huffington Library. The former U.S. Ambassador charmed the audience from the start by... Read More
Madeira students study hard and play hard. As they prepared for spring break finishing up projects and studying for tests, they also had a good time at... Read More
The Madeira community is making an impact on the environment in a positive way. Together, the campus placed second overall in a contest between 11 mid-Atlantic... Read More
Please be aware that on Sunday, March 10, 2013 between 8 AM and 4 PM Eastern time, there will be no access to My Backpack or other online services while... Read More
Students were delighted today when the All School Meeting was cut short by an invitation by the Dean of Students for freshman and senior girls to play... Read More
What a beautiful December day
Poor frosty almost melted away
His belly was starting to sag... Read More
At the end of February 2013, the Madeira Dojo held testing and promotions for students of various ranks. During the winter trimester, students learned... Read More
A total of 31 Madeira students participated in the 50th annual North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) over Winter Weekend, February... Read More
Madeira's Chinese Culture Club ushered in The Year of the Snake with their second annual culture fair on Friday, February 8.
With the theme of “Time Machine... Read More
Seniors celebrated 100 Days, a Madeira tradition, on February 19. With just 100 days until graduation, each class presented seniors with a gift and a few... Read More
On February 12, two Madeira students attended a conference sponsored by the American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers (ASSIST)... Read More
For a recent Co-Curriculum project, a group of freshmen wrote song lyrics describing Madeira. The Madeira Fund hopes you agree with them: What a Wonderful... Read More
As the winter sports season winds down and play-offs begin, students gathered in the Hurd for a pep rally on Monday, February 11. With Mr. Withers as MC... Read More
On Saturday, February 2, a group of 11 Madeira students joined other high school kids at Landon School in Bethesda to package meals for the relief organization... Read More
On Thursday, January, 24, one of the coldest days in recent memory, the Physics with Trigonometry students competed in the annual Egg Drop competition... Read More
Madeira is in third place for all mid-Atlantic boarding schools in the Green Cup Challenge energy contest. We are using eight percent less electricity... Read More
The Madeira School is proud to introduce its winter musical, The Wizard of Oz. This musical follows Dorothy Gale in her journey home after waking up in... Read More
Fifteen Madeira girls had an experience of a lifetime at the inauguration. See just how close they were >>
The All School Meeting, on January 18, 2013, was in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The special guest speaker, Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden ’70 is the... Read More
Whatever a child’s age or interests, Madeira has a program they will love. Hurry to sign up! Registration is now open for all Madeira Summer Camps.
On Saturday, January 12, the Madeira equestrian program hosted 11 visiting teams with more than 80 riders. Madeira riders had success in every division... Read More
On Friday, December 14, the Madeira Slam Team: Betty Fink, Briaun Isreal, and Zharia O'Neal, competed in the NOVA Invitational Slam Competition at Hayfield... Read More
Over the weekend of December 7, Nadia Nobrega ’14 danced at the Kennedy Center with Ballet West in their production of The Nutcracker. In September, the... Read More
On Friday, December 14, Madeira's Arts Department showcased the varied talents of our students. From Orchestra to Glee Club, Madeira Dance and the acapella... Read More
I Drive Smart is a Virginia licensed driver education company. All instructors are either active duty or retired police officers with over 150 hours of... Read More
In part, the mission of the Excel Academy, a Washington, D.C. public charter school for girls in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, is to develop the... Read More
Girls had a little fun during advisory and free time at lunch on National Day of Play, November 12. The Health and Wellness Committee supplied fun toys... Read More
Members of the Spanish Club created a beautiful altar for the Day of the Dead, the November 1 and 2 holiday known in Spanish as Día de los Muertos. The... Read More
At the All School Meeting on October 26, Ambassador Deborah Jones (a Madeira mom to Ana Olson '10 and Izzy Olson '12) shared her experience of serving... Read More
The second annual Fun Run/Turkey Trot, held Saturday, November 10, was a big success. Organized by Ms. Merchant, Ms. Rumsey, Ms. Williams, and Devin Williams... Read More
On Thursday, October 11 Madeira celebrated the first annual International Day of the Girl. The Girl Up Club at Madeira held a bake sale and hosted an evening... Read More
Saturday, September 22, six Madeira girls got up early to trade in sleep for a chance to be in a movie. I met up with Alison Branitsky, Julia Berley, Rose... Read More
Purple everywhere! Madeira SWING sisters, decked in purple t-shirts, were milling around campus Monday, September 3rd offering smiles, guidance, and a... Read More
On Friday, July 27, President Obama landed Marine One and Marine Two, the Presidential Helicopters, at Madeira’s Upper fields in order to attend a nearby... Read More
Margot Moses joins the Madeira staff this year as Director of Residence Life and Assistant Dean of Students. Most recently from Plymouth, New Hampshire... Read More
Later this evening thirteen girls and three chaperones will board a plane and travel half way around the world. These girls are headed to Kenya for a "learnership"... Read More
The Class of 2012 graduated under threatening skies on Friday, June 1, 2012. Seventy-six girls donned white dresses, carried 13 red roses and received... Read More
Eight Madeira students and two faculty headed to London Friday, June 1. Their week has been filled with theater performances at the West End, a Shakespeare... Read More
Madeira's Slam Poetry team won 2nd place in the Louder than a Bomb competition held at George Washington University Saturday, June 2! The team, Rachel... Read More
Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched? Early this week many people felt that way as a gaggle of googly eyes were found all over campus as part... Read More