Welcome to Madeira!

Lucy Madeira was a woman ahead of her time. She founded The Madeira School in 1906, and since the doors first opened, this has been an institution focused on innovation and each student achievement of her personal best. Madeira is more than an academic institution; it is a place where students find and refine their voice, connect with and explore their identity, and become part of a community beyond themselves.  


Madeira’s mission and vision are to launch women who change the world and to lead innovation in girls’ education. At this moment in history, these guideposts are vital for the future of girls, women, and the world. I am passionate about girls’ education, and I am honored to lead the next generation of Madeira women. The ideals and values that connect our community, our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and our resolve to forge a pathway to a bright future will indeed launch women who will change a world in need of changing. 

Gretchen Warner
Head of School