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Madeira at a Glance

Launching Women Who Change the World for over 100 years

Lucy Madeira founded The Madeira School in 1906 with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.

The students (2019-2020)

  • 324 students
  • 32 countries represented
  • 18 states represented (includes District of Columbia)
  • 52% boarding students
  • 48% day students
  • 36% students of color
  • 16% international students

The faculty

  • 5:1 student:adult ratio
  • 90% faculty members with advanced degrees
  • 38 faculty and staff members live on campus

The campus

  • 376 acres overlooking the Potomac River
  • 10 miles from Washington, D.C.
  • 6 student dormitories
  • Indoor competition-size pool
  • State-of-the-art organic turf field
  • On-Campus indoor & outdoor riding facilities