What makes Madeira so Unexpected?
Welcome to Madeira, where instead of asking girls, “Are you ready for college?,” we ask, “Are you ready to change a world in need of changing?” That’s because launching women who change the world is what we do (and what we’ve done since 1906!).
Here, girls experience the unexpected. They forge deep connections. They find their voices and boldly use them. They sharpen their self-advocacy skills. They apply what they’re learning in real-time, in the real world.
Yes, Madeira girls are a powerful bunch – perhaps that’s why colleges wish there were more of them!
If you’re ready to gain the impressive life skills, real-world experience, curiosity, passion, and confidence that define a Madeira girl, then let’s get started.
Meet Our Admission Team
Choosing where you go to high school is a big, exciting decision. We look forward to getting to know you during the admission process and introducing you to our amazing community.
Ranked #1 Best Boarding School (Niche 2023 Best High Schools)
of students receive financial aid
of faculty hold advanced degrees
51% / 49%
boarding / day students
students of color
Meet with Current Students & Parents
Are you interested in hearing more about Madeira from a current student or parent? Connect with our community members via PeerPal and have your questions answered!
While a Madeira education is a significant investment, we never want tuition to be a barrier for entry. We encourage any family of a potential Madeira girl to learn more about financial aid if affordability is a concern. Madeira awarded more than $4 million in grants and scholarships in 2022-23.
Are you ready to be a Madeira girl?
Madeira is thrilled to enroll girls who are motivated, excited about learning, and ready to share their talents with our community. Follow the link below to learn about our application process and upcoming deadlines.