Winter at Madeira

Get a taste of life at an all-girls U.S. boarding school with Winter at Madeira!

Immerse yourself in a new culture! Our Madeira Winter Program allows girls from around the world to enjoy living and learning at our top nationally ranked all-girls school. Becoming a boarding student for five weeks at Madeira provides students with multiple opportunities to explore the exciting Washington DC metro area. By expanding horizons at this premier school with students from around the world, students exchange cultures and ideas allowing all involved to grow together, culminating in a transformative experience of globally engaged students.


  • Interactive classes with Madeira students (see below)
  • Field Trips
  • Weekend Activities: Off campus, Washington D.C. is close by. There are many opportunities to sightsee, attend cultural events, and shop. 

Madeira’s academic schedule is well suited for a short-term program and during the 5-week intensive program, you will practice your English, try unique activities, make new friends, and experience dorm life. Students have the opportunity to improve English skills just miles from the capital of the United States. An exciting learning and cultural experience awaits you!

INTERACTIVE CLASSES (subject to change)

A Block

International Student English Year 2: (4 spaces available)
English I: Shakespeare (2 spaces available). Pre-requisite: Must be able to read Shakespeare in English
Robotics (2 spaces available). Pre-requisite: Must be in Algebra 1 or above
Studio Art: Sculpting (2-3 spaces). Pre-requisite: Must have taken previous drawing course


B Block

English I: Shakespeare (2-3 spaces). Pre-requisite: Must be able to read Shakespeare in English
Intro to Riding (1-2 spaces)
Playbuilding (Playwriting) (2-3 spaces)

C Block

Biology: Genetics (1-2 spaces). Pre-requisite: Some previous study of Biology.
Civil Discourse (2-3 spaces)
English I: Shakespeare (1 space) pre-requisite: Must be able to read Shakespeare
Mindfulness & The Brain (2-3 spaces)
Movement & Voice (2 spaces)
STEAM Fundamentals: (1 space)
Studio Art: Painting (1 space) pre-requisite: Must have taken previous drawing course


D Block

Yearbook, Karate or Gate literary magazine (through February 23)
Student Newspaper (from February 25)


For: Rising 9th-12th grade girls from around the world are invited to attend
Program Dates: February 11-March 15, 2019
Lodging: While at Madeira, you will live on campus in one of our 6 dorms. Your contact while in residence will be Ms. Salaverria, Assistant Director of Admissions
$8,800 (due upon enrollment -  This fee does not include books, personal belongings or weekend outings) 
Application Deadline: December 17, 2018


  1. Fill out inquiry form
  2. Complete Madeira Supplement
  3. School Recommendation
  4. Provide Current Grades (Current grades must be sent directly from your school and can be sent via email or mail)
  5. Schedule Skype Interview (To schedule a Skype interview, please email Ms. Salaverria, Assistant Director of Admissions, or call our office at 703-556-8273). Skype interview and application must be completed by December 17.

Please send all completed documents (supplement, recommendation and current grades) to Ms. Camila Salaverria at csalaverria@madeira.org