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

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. You 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

An interview is required for every applicant. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host campus visits. Please email admissions@madeira.org so that we may assist you in scheduling a virtual interview.  

4. Complete the Application

Required application items include: 

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

**Applicants from Fairfax County Public Schools only. All others, please submit recommendations online via the SAO or Gateway application.

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. 

*The ISEE is currently offering at-home proctored testing. For more information, please visit their website.

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 the SSAT Standard Application Online 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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