The results of a Madeira education are best expressed in the lives of Madeira graduates – successful professionals, lifelong learners, and outspoken leaders.
Madeira’s original mission was to prepare students academically for college, and we still do just that. We also prepare students for life. The combination of academic excellence and real-world experience creates students who graduate with a polish, professionalism, and confidence that sets Madeira girls apart.
Madeira seniors graduate to the most highly selective colleges and universities in the country, including Princeton, Stanford, and Columbia.
Former publisher of the Washington Post Katharine Graham, award-winning stage and screen actress Stockard Channing, wildly victorious horse breeder and owner Penny Chenery – these are women whose intellectual journeys began at Madeira. Madeira alumnae are photojournalists and filmmakers, legal scholars, architects, scientists, doctors, public heath advisors, social advocates, engineers, social entrepreneurs, and politicos. Whatever one wants to accomplish, Madeira lays a foundation for career success. Read more about our outstanding alumnae here.
The benefits of being a Madeira graduate go beyond the academic knowledge and intellectual and social skills students acquire here. They also include access to a network of around 6,000 alumnae who offer internship opportunities to current students and who help other alumnae make meaningful social and professional connections throughout their lives.