How to Apply

1. Inquire on the Madeira Website 

We request that applicants create an official inquiry prior to beginning their application or visiting campus. This is helpful to keep track of applicants communication, interviews, and other visits to the School before the official application process begins.

2. Begin the Application

Starting September 1st, 2019, applicants for the 2020-21 school year can apply online using the Standard Application Online. To begin the online application process, please visit the Standard Application Online homepage to create a new account. Here, you will be allowed to create and submit your application and check the status of your materials.

3. Schedule an Interview

Families can sign up for an interview via our calendar starting in September for the upcoming year. An interview is required for every applicant. They are typically scheduled during On-Campus Visit Days throughout the week between 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  However, special accommodations can be considered due to distance and travel. Appointments should be made in advance.

During your visit, families receive a student-led tour. The student attends a class and interview with an admissions officer, while parents attend an information session with a faculty member.

For questions about the interview process, please email admissions@madeira.org or call the Admissions Office at: 703-556-8273.

4. Complete the Application

Required application items include: 

*Domestic application fee: $75 
International application fee: $125

**Fairfax County public school applicants

Testing Information

Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is required for admission to Madeira. We accept SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, or SAT scores. Registration for the SSAT or the ISEE must be done in advance, and scores must be sent to Madeira directly from the testing agency:

For the PSAT or SAT, we accept a copy of the parent or guidance counselor score report. 

Language Testing for International Students

Students who do not speak English as a first language should submit TOEFL scores in addition to the required SSAT/ISEE/PSAT/SAT scores. Please visit our International Student Admission page for more information. 

Other Application Platforms Accepted

Madeira accepts a number of shared application forms such as the SSAT Standard Application Online, the TABS Admission Application Form, the Gateway Application Form and the shared recommendation forms published by AISGW. If you have questions about other shared application forms, please contact the Admissions Office.





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