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December 23, 2013

Latin convention results

On November 24 and 25, 2013, nine students (Briana Harrington ’17, Lauren Johnson ’14, Michaela Laurencin ’15, Annie Liu ’15, Charlotte Macintosh ’14,... Read More

December 12, 2013

Just What IS the Parents Council of Washington?

The Parents Council of Washington (PCW) is a consortium of more than 50 independent schools in the greater Washington, D.C. area.  Madeira is a member... Read More

December 12, 2013

Emily Dickinson one-woman show performances

Ms. Sokolov's Senior English class "Emily and Friends" performed one-woman shows in Main Living Room today...

December 6, 2013

Three senior athletes make Division I commitments

Seniors Ingrid Boyum, Paige Humphrey, and Madison White decided on Navy, William and Mary, and Brown respectively to continue their academic and athletic... Read More

December 6, 2013

Sophia Luwis ?16 named Poetry Out Loud winner

The English Department was pleased to have 25 students participate in the Poetry Out Load contest on Thursday, December 5, 2014. Out of the contestants... Read More

December 5, 2013

Madeira sophomore part of national record-breaking relay team

Kylie Jordan '16, who is currently competing at the United States Swimming National Championship meet in Knoxville, TN, swam the third leg of a 200 freestyle... Read More

December 5, 2013

Get ready to start coding

Madeira will participate in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15, 2013. It's a one-hour introduction to computer science... Read More

December 3, 2013

Visit Lucy & Co. for holiday shopping

Visit Lucy & Co., The Madeira School Store for all of holiday shopping! Come see our new items for everyone on your list. Some of our hot new items include:... Read More

December 2, 2013

Snails take first at IEA home horse show

Madeira's first IEA home horse show, held on Saturday, November, 23, was a huge success. The Madeira IEA team were phenomenal hostesses, the horses looked... Read More

December 2, 2013

CSI Madeira

Twelve Madeira girls from the Forensic Science class visited the Fairfax City Police Department on Monday, November 25. The class was hosted by Detective... Read More

November 22, 2013

Senior class gives thanks

During the annual Thanksgiving All School Meeting, each member of the senior class tells what they are thankful for: from chocolate to teachers to poetry... Read More

November 20, 2013

Swim and dive team wins season opener

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team opened their 2013-2014 season with a 92-78 win over the National Cathedral School.

Individual event winners for... Read More

November 19, 2013

All-Conference teams announced

Congratulations to the following athletes for earning ISL All-Conference honors:

  • Jaquelin Bishof ’15, volleyball
  • Paige Humprey ’14, volleyball
  • Brie... Read More
November 15, 2013

Seniors speak about values

Have you ever thought about the word “resilience”? How about “compassion”? What about “creativity”? Most of you have because these are three of Madeira... Read More

November 15, 2013

Sophomores organize Treats for Troops

For the past few weeks, the sophomore class community service committee has coordinated and collected Halloween candy for Treats for Troops, a local service... Read More

November 14, 2013

Madeira student earns champion title at Poetry Slam

On November 13, 2013 Mona Hagmagid '16 and Zharia O'Neal '15 represented Madeira at the Hayfield Invitational Poetry Slam where they competed against nine... Read More

November 14, 2013

?Arsenic and Old Lace? astounds

Students, parents, and friends packed the Chapel/Auditorium over the first weekend in November for a spectacular production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,”... Read More

November 14, 2013

Student art unveiling at Mosaic

Students in Advanced Studio Art class will unveil murals for a community art project at the Mosaic shopping district in Fairfax, VA on November 22, 2013... Read More

November 14, 2013

Madeira welcomes Italian students for an American Thanksgiving

On Friday, November 22, eleven students and two teachers from a high school in Cortona, Italy will arrive at Madeira to complete the second half of an... Read More

November 13, 2013

Weekend activity with Model Secondary School for the Deaf

Sidney Lee '15 writes about American Sign Language club weekend activity with Model Secondary School for the Deaf

November 9, 2013

Admission Open House

Did you know that 40% of the families who apply to Madeira state that they heard about Madeira through word of mouth? So please let your friends, neighbors... Read More

November 7, 2013

Results from Ridge Riders IEA show

Madeira riders traveled to Morgantown, WV for the Ridge Riders IEA horse show in at West Virginia University's Reedsville Riding Center. For the second... Read More

November 7, 2013

A close to a successful season

Varsity volleyball team finished the season ranked sixth in the VISAA state rankings, qualifying them for the state play-offs. The team traveled to Lynchburg... Read More

November 4, 2013

Senior Fun Run!

Get excited for the upcoming Senior 5K Fun Run! This is the third year in a row that the senior class will be hosting a 5K Fun Run as our fall fundraiser... Read More

November 3, 2013

Fall Karate

During the fall trimester, 23 girls filled the ranks of the karate activity. Throughout the term, students learned strikes, kicks, sparring combinations... Read More

November 1, 2013

Tis the season for ghoulish fun

Everyone seems to relish in the Halloween festivities at Madeira (even if they are just in it for the candy). Teachers dance the Thriller, dorms are decorated... Read More

October 31, 2013

Plans to expand transportation in 2014-2015

We are excited to announce that in 2014-2015, our transportation program will expand to several new locations. Madeira currently provides pick-up and drop-off... Read More

October 31, 2013

Results from Full Moon Farm ?IEA? Horse Show

Sunday, October 27, the Madeira's equestrian team jump-started their IEA season by winning a Reserve Champion at their first IEA horse show of the 2013-2014... Read More

October 31, 2013

Yearbook information for 2013-2014

Some parents have inquired about how to order yearbooks. You don’t have to do a thing! Madeira will order a yearbook for every student. The cost for the... Read More

October 31, 2013

Girl Up All School Meeting: Power of a girl

At the All School Meeting on October 25, Girl Up club representatives presented to the school community, explaining the Girl Up mission and goals. They... Read More

October 25, 2013

Parent Speak

Parents Council of Washington presents PARENT SPEAK, a moderated forum of parents talking about the challenges, the worries, and the joys and rewards of... Read More

October 25, 2013

Race to Somewhere: Practical Advice for Authentic Success

The Safe Community Coalition is bringing New York Times bestseller and noted educator Dr. Madeline Levine to the Alden Theatre to address the issue of... Read More

October 25, 2013

Students learn lessons from alumnae during Career Day at Madeira

Lives & Legacies: Career Day at Madeira was an opportunity for the community to hear from a select group of alumnae on Saturday morning of Parents’ Weekend... Read More

October 23, 2013

JV soccer picks up win over SSSA

The JV Snails earned their second win of the season, beating St. Stephens - St. Agnes 2-1

October 21, 2013

Hanna Powers ?15 chosen as 2013 USHJA Youth Leadership Award recipient

The Washington International Horse Show recognized Hanna Powers for being chosen as the 2013 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Youth Leadership... Read More

October 18, 2013

We stand against bullying

Community members were clad in purple in support of #SpiritDay, a movement that speaks out against bullying.

October 18, 2013

Madeira Theatre presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

You’ll be thoroughly entertained by the wit and talented acting of the Madeira cast in the farcical comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The play is set in... Read More

October 18, 2013

#FurloughedJuniors in the news

During the shutdown, students whose Co-Curriculum internships were suspended were assigned to investigate the effects of the shutdown and report their... Read More

October 18, 2013

Modern World History class ?Sails? to the Far East

In late September, sophomore girls in Dr. Schiller and Mrs. Continetti’s Modern World History classes learned about the Dutch East India Company by creating... Read More

October 17, 2013

Madeira volleyball coach notches 200th win

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Snails volleyball coach Kim Adams notched her 200th win with a big 3 to 2 win over Bishop O’Connell. Adams is in her 19th... Read More

October 14, 2013

Aikido comes to Madeira

On Thursday, October 10, the Madeira Karate Dojo was honored to host Sensei Yvonne Thelwell, fifth degree black belt and chief instructor at Aikido of... Read More

October 11, 2013

Safe Community Coalition Event

Stretch…But Don’t Break…Your Teen
Tuesday, October 29, 7:00pm
Langley High School Auditorium


Make plans to hear William Stixrud, Ph.D. share his ideas on... Read More



October 11, 2013

Parents Council of Washington Event

Mighty Words: Creating Conversations That Change Children's Lives
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
National Cathedral School, Washington, DC


Join psychologist... Read More



October 4, 2013

Can you clone a mammoth?

According to Dr. Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary scientist and one of the top ancient DNA scientists in the world that is the question people most frequently... Read More

October 4, 2013

Safe Community Coalition events

Parents are invited to attend a special showing of the film, Race to Nowhere. The showing is sponsored by the Safe Community Coalition. The film calls... Read More

October 2, 2013

Girl Up club begins the year with ?11 Days of Action?

Madeira’s Girl Up club is participating in the 11 Days of Action leading up to the International Day of the Girl on October 11. The club had its first... Read More

October 2, 2013

Announcement from Campus Safety and Security

On October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m., Madeira will conduct earthquake training in conjunction with the “2013 Great South East ShakeOut!” 

“The Great South... Read More

October 1, 2013

"Do something that might break your heart..."

The Rev. Maryetta M. Anschutz ’93 told the Madeira community a powerful story of how a singular experience she had during her sophomore Co-Curriculum placement... Read More

September 25, 2013

Adios to Spanish exchange students

On Friday, September 20, Madeira students and faculty bid farewell to the Spanish exchange students and their chaperone, Mr. Antonio Retuerto who had called... Read More

September 24, 2013

Across-the-board improvement for varsity cross country

Saturday, September 21, Madeira’s varsity cross country team ran at the Mercersburg Invitational meet in Mercersburg, PA. Although it was predicted to... Read More

September 20, 2013

Shake it out: Releasing stress through movement

At the All School Meeting, Friday, September 13, dance-movement therapist and counseling professional, Ms. Judith Fischer walked students through various... Read More

September 17, 2013

Madeira sisters compete in triathlon

Madeira students and sisters Katy '15 and Jackie '16 Tidd competed in the Savageman Triathlon, a fundraiser to fight melanoma with the motto "A savage... Read More

September 12, 2013

Madeira receives certificate of recognition from Fairfax County

Madeira received a public recognition for providing the use of our facilities and property to Fairfax County public safety departments for various training... Read More

September 11, 2013

Business Office announcement

Deadline to enroll in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan is September 25

September 6, 2013

Opening Convocation speeches

Read transcribed speeches by Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca and student leaders.

September 6, 2013

Six words to remember

Madeira faculty and staff share six words with students.

September 6, 2013

Meet our newest faculty and staff

Allow us to introduce you to the new faces at Madeira (and a reintroduce a few familiar ones)

September 5, 2013

Juniors take on Capitol Hill

Madeira juniors attended Co-Curriculum training on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 4th. The 81 girls heard from a panel of alumnae who currently work... Read More

September 5, 2013

Visit the Skills Center - meet our new Learning Specialist

The Skills Center is a place where any student can go for help if she is struggling in a certain area academically or if she simply has a question to ask... Read More

August 30, 2013

Out with the Old, In with the New: Parents? Information Gets a New Look

The new school year brings a new look for News Parents Can Use, new and updated Parents & Families pages on the Madeira website, and a new volunteer signup... Read More

August 23, 2013

Madeira receives grant to host curriculum development program

The Madeira School received a U.S. State Department grant to host a curriculum development program on campus. The program will bring over 100 educators... Read More

August 23, 2013

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. to lead first-day discussion at faculty/staff orientation

New York Times bestselling author and international speaker Michael G. Thompson will speak with Madeira faculty and staff during their first day of orientation... Read More

August 23, 2013

Partnership with Excel Academy grows

What began as a partnership to enable more girls to experience the positive impact that sports can have on one’s life has expanded to sharing discovery... Read More

August 20, 2013

Madeira says good-bye to friend, painter

Since the age of 16, Eddie Gardner has spent his summers painting the classrooms and buildings at Madeira. This September, Eddie will put away his brushes... Read More

August 14, 2013

World Languages department offers Arabic course online in 2013

The beginner course is open to students and adults.

August 12, 2013

PINK Award winner spends summer at Alvin Ailey School of Dance

With the support of the PINK Award, established by Katherine Kies ’07, Courtney Jefferies ’13 spent her summer at the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive in New... Read More

August 7, 2013

New Director of Campus Safety and Security

Christopher Cochrane will joins the Madeira community as director of campus safety and security

August 2, 2013

No whining, no problem

Camp Greenway’s “no whining” theme wasn’t an issue for the 900+ campers this year

July 30, 2013

Traveling Players brings theatre outdoors

After two weeks of touring throughout Virginia, the Traveling Players Ensemble returns home to perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Madeira... Read More

July 8, 2013

Maddy Martin ?14 behind the scenes at WAMU 88.5

Rising senior Maddy Martin learned of the summer internship at WAMU 88.5 public radio after information was mailed to Madeira’s Co-Curriculum Office this... Read More

June 19, 2013

Dr. Tara Palmore '88 in the news

After graduating from Madeira, Dr. Tara Palmore '88 went on to Harvard and then the National Institutes of Health where she has been fighting a deadly... Read More

June 10, 2013

Gabby Bullard '14 wins Cappie award

Gabby Bullard was awarded a Cappie in the Female Dancer category for her role as Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz winter musical production. Congratulations... Read More

May 31, 2013

Queen Noor of Jordan Gives Commencement Address

Queen Noor of Jordan was the commencement keynote speaker today. Maddie Alagia is the niece of the Queen, and received her diploma directly from her Aunt... Read More

May 30, 2013

Madeira senior selected as UVA Jefferson Scholar

Madeira senior Devin Williams of Oak Hill, VA was nominated last fall to compete for the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship. Over 1,200 students... Read More

May 30, 2013

Two Madeira riders chosen for USHJA Emerging Athletes Program

Maddie Edwards '14 and Hanna Powers '15 have been accepted into the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Emerging Athletes Program. This is... Read More

May 30, 2013

Top ten Madeira sports moments of 2012-2013

Summing up an amazing year of sports is a hard task. So, Athletic Director Katie Lamade and Assistant Athletic Director Caitlin Williams narrowed it down... Read More

May 30, 2013

Madeira Karate ? Strong in Our Girls

On May 9, fifteen girls were promoted to their next belt level or received special honors in USA Goju Karate at the Madeira Dojo. Throughout the term,... Read More

May 30, 2013

2012-2013 Equestrian awards

At the spring athletic assembly on May 19, the equestrian program recognized the following riders:

Kat Adstedt '14, winner of the Riding Sportsmanship... Read More

May 22, 2013

Tosca Fisher ?09 is awarded the Fulbright Scholarship

After recently graduating from Smith College, Tosca Fisher ’09 has been selected as a 2013 Fulbright Scholar. Through the scholarship program, Tosca will... Read More

May 21, 2013

Sucessful show for the Madeira equestrian team

Madeira riders had another successful weekend of showing last weekend at the Washington Bridle Trails Association Spring Horse Show. Their individual ribbons... Read More

May 20, 2013

Student photography selected for international photography competition

A photo by Likando Kumoyo ’13 was chosen for Exposure 2013, an international photography competition. Likando’s photo was selected for a digital projection... Read More

May 20, 2013

The Madeira School Film Festival draws a crowd

In just its second year, The Madeira School Film Festival is seeing tremendous growth. This year, close to 200 people came to the festival’s screenings... Read More

May 20, 2013

Four Madeira athletes move on to the college ranks

These Snails are making haste for the next level of play.

May 20, 2013

Three Madeira students accepted into the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

Bridget Duru ’15, Briaun Isreal ’13, and Sarah Wood ’14 have been selected to participate in the prestigious NSLI-Y program. The program, which provides... Read More

May 17, 2013

Kylie Jordan '16 chosen as one of the nation?s ?up and coming? swimmers

Swimming World magazine selected Madeira freshman, Kylie Jordan for it's "Up and Comers" section.

May 17, 2013

Felicitaciones, Gratulatum, & Félicitations to the World Languages Department

Congratulations to the Madeira world language students for having top-ranked scores in national exams

May 17, 2013

Naaila Phoenix '13 places second at ISL/MAC Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to senior Naaila Phoenix who placed second in the triple jump at the ISL/MAC Track & Field Championship on May 10-11, 2013. She flew 35... Read More

May 17, 2013

Varsity lacrosse finishes third in ISL semi-final

The Madeira varsity lacrosse team finished their season with a tough 4-10 loss to National Cathedral School in the semi-final game of the Independent School... Read More

May 6, 2013

Madeira slam poetry team earns first place

The Madeira slam team won first place in the 2013 Hyper-Bole Competition on April 21, 2013. Betty Fink '13, Gabby Bullard '14, Zharia O'Neal '15, and Mona... Read More

May 6, 2013

Trisha Brown Dance Company performs at Madeira

Madeira welcomed the Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) to campus for a special two-day visit during which the company performed and instructed a master... Read More

April 22, 2013

Chiara Marton '14 wins National Championship

On Saturday, April 20, the Madeira junior won the IEA JV Beginner Flat National Championship in Syracuse, NY.

April 22, 2013

Exciting Residential Life news for 2013-2014

From Director of Residential Life, Margo Moses

April 22, 2013

From Madeira to the Supreme Court by Ali Pratt '13

April 22, 2013 - At 8:00 this morning, Ms. Continetti’s AP U.S. Government and Politics class boarded a busette bound for the urban environs of Washington... Read More

April 21, 2013

Aerryn Rees ?14 featured in Connection Newspaper for sustainable garden project

April 15, Connection Newspaper featured a story about Aerryn Rees working toward her Girls Scout Gold Award by creating a sustainable garden at Churchhill... Read More

April 21, 2013

Madeira students attended the Model Arab League conference

April 19-20, over 30 Madeira students, all who participate in Model UN, attended the Model Arab League conference at Georgetown University. The girls learned... Read More

April 19, 2013

Senior sets new school record in triple jump

On Saturday, April 13, Madeira Track & Field participated in the Woodward Relays at Georgetown Prep. The meet drew 43 teams from around the area, public... Read More

April 18, 2013

Annie Liu ?15 won first place in Virginia national essay competition

Annie Liu, a Madeira sophomore boarding student from New Jersey, won first place for the state of Virginia in the United States Institute for Peace 2012-2013... Read More

April 12, 2013

Applied Chemistry "TEDMED" Day at Madeira

The Applied Chemistry class in conjunction with the Science Department is pleased to invite the Madeira community to come share in a special presentation... Read More

April 10, 2013

Rhea Somaiya ?14 wins first prize in entrepreneur competition

The Madeira junior was featured in Washingtonexec.com for taking first prize at Young Entrepreneurs Program for her team’s business idea, “Mirror Me.”... Read More

April 8, 2013

Richard W. Murphy speaks to students about his life in the Foreign Service

On Monday, April 8, Richard W. Murphy spoke to Madeira students in Huffington Library. The former U.S. Ambassador charmed the audience from the start by... Read More

April 5, 2013

Kylie Jordan named All-Met Swimmer

Congratulations to Madeira freshman, Kylie Jordan for being named All-Met Second Team in women's swimming in the Washington Post. Kylie, who took first... Read More

April 4, 2013

Madeira's new blog: Launch Pad

Co-Curriculum is an essential part of how Madeira launches women who are intellectually accomplished, socially conscious, and ready to change the world:... Read More

April 4, 2013

Senior press conference held for junior class

On Wednesday, April 3, Madeira juniors had the opportunity to hear about senior internships at the annual "Senior Press Conference" held in the Hurd Sports... Read More

March 19, 2013

Beware! The Ides of March

On Friday, March 15 many Classics Club students will be mourning the loss of Julius Caesar by wearing all black and playing a game called “Sicarius,” the... Read More

March 19, 2013

Taking the stage: Madeira Sophomore Shakespeare Festival

The Sophomore Shakespeare Festival offers an opportunity for all sophomore English students to act out scenes from a Shakespeare play that they have studied... Read More

March 19, 2013

Keeping it fun: Spring activities

Madeira students study hard and play hard. As they prepared for spring break finishing up projects and studying for tests, they also had a good time at... Read More

March 13, 2013

Riders place third at IEA Zone Finals

The Madeira IEA equestrian team finished a terrific 2012-2013 season, with one rider making it to National Finals, at the Zone Finals in Chatam, VA the... Read More

March 11, 2013

Madeira places second in the Green Cup Challenge

The Madeira community is making an impact on the environment in a positive way. Together, the campus placed second overall in a contest between 11 mid-Atlantic... Read More

March 11, 2013

Madeira girls succeed in the American Mathematics Competition

The AMC 12 (American Mathematics Competition) is one of the most challenging math assessments available to high school students, so it should be no surprise... Read More

March 5, 2013

My Backpack will be offline Sunday, March 10

Please be aware that on Sunday, March 10, 2013 between 8 AM and 4 PM Eastern time, there will be no access to My Backpack or other online services while... Read More

March 5, 2013

Madeira riders compete in Collegiate Cup

Riders Kat Adstedt ‘14, Maddie Edwards ’14, and Hanna Powers ’15 traveled to Lexington, VA  this past weekend to represent Madeira at the "A" rated Virginia... Read More

March 1, 2013

Impromptu dodge ball game: seniors vs. freshman

Students were delighted today when the All School Meeting was cut short by an invitation by the Dean of Students for freshman and senior girls to play... Read More

March 1, 2013

Science fair a great success: Winners announced

The Annual Madeira School Science Fair was held on Tuesday, February 26. More than 80 students participated this year, sharing 51 projects on topics that... Read More

February 28, 2013

The Hunt for Frosty

Using the following clues, where do you think Frosty is hiding?

What a beautiful December day
Poor frosty almost melted away
His belly was starting to sag... Read More

February 27, 2013

Celebrating karate promotions and outreach

At the end of February 2013, the Madeira Dojo held testing and promotions for students of various ranks. During the winter trimester, students learned... Read More

February 26, 2013

Alvin Ailey School accepts two Madeira dancers

Senior Courtney Jefferies and Junior Gabby Bullard have been accepted to the Summer Intensive Program at The Ailey School in New York City. The six-week... Read More

February 26, 2013

Brandon Holley '85 featured on PBS' "Makers"

Brandon Holley '85, Editor in Chief of Lucky magazine, was featured on Tuesday, February 26 on the PBS series "Makers" for her accomplishments as an editor... Read More

February 25, 2013

Madeira Equestrian Team wins IEA Regional Championship

Congratulations to the Madeira equestrian team for winning the IEA Zone Three, Region Two Championship on Sunday, February 24. With their win, the team... Read More

February 24, 2013

Students play roles of UN Ambassadors at NAIMUN

A total of 31 Madeira students participated in the 50th annual North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) over Winter Weekend, February... Read More

February 23, 2013

Time Machine: Chinese Culture Club welcomes New Year with second annual fair

Madeira's Chinese Culture Club ushered in The Year of the Snake with their second annual culture fair on Friday, February 8.

With the theme of “Time Machine... Read More

February 20, 2013

Countdown to graduation begins for seniors

Seniors celebrated 100 Days, a Madeira tradition, on February 19. With just 100 days until graduation, each class presented seniors with a gift and a few... Read More

February 19, 2013

Freshman Kylie Jordan led swim and dive team at State Championship

Madeira had a strong showing at the 2013 Virginia Independent Schools’ State Swim and Dive Championships held on February 15-16 in Richmond, VA. The team... Read More

February 16, 2013

ASSIST conference brings together international students, teachers, and global issues

On February 12, two Madeira students attended a conference sponsored by the American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers (ASSIST)... Read More

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day from The Madeira Fund

For a recent Co-Curriculum project, a group of freshmen wrote song lyrics describing Madeira. The Madeira Fund hopes you agree with them:  What a Wonderful... Read More

February 14, 2013

Success for riders at the final regular season horse show

Saturday, February 9, Madeira IEA team riders earned top ribbons and ended their regular season placing third out of 12 teams at the Greenway IEA show... Read More

February 12, 2013

Patience pays off for Capitol Hill intern

Tory Lynch ’14 found out about the rescheduled Benghazi hearing a week before it took place while working at her Co-Curriculum placement in the office... Read More

February 12, 2013

Rally for the Snails!

As the winter sports season winds down and play-offs begin, students gathered in the Hurd for a pep rally on Monday, February 11. With Mr. Withers as MC... Read More

February 11, 2013

Students showcase musical talents at soiree

January 31, 2013 the campus enjoyed a musical line-up full of variety – both instruments and musical styles – at the private music instruction soiree in... Read More

February 11, 2013

Madeira teams tie for second at Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit

On Saturday, February 9, eleven intrepid Madeira girls woke up early to attend Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit. With Mrs. Pratt and Dr. Binger, they traveled... Read More

February 8, 2013

Swim and dive team finishes regular season 7-1

The Madeira swim and dive team finished their regular season with a 103-83 win over rival Georgetown Visitation on February 5, 2013.

“This was a big win... Read More

February 7, 2013

MyBackpack will be unavailable Sunday, February 10

Due to scheduled maintenance, access to MyBackpack will be unavailable on Sunday, February 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your... Read More

February 7, 2013

Madeira Moms Celebrate Chinese New Year

There was a great turnout for the parent lunch at the renown Peking Gourmet Inn in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The social lunch, in honor of the... Read More

February 6, 2013

Madeira mourns loss of Priscilla Payne Hurd '38

Madeira is mourning the loss of Priscilla Payne Hurd '38, who passed away on Tuesday, February 5th. "Prill," as she was known to our community was an alumna... Read More

February 5, 2013

Creator and guest curator of Smithsonian exhibition to speak at All School Meeting

Technology is such an integral part of our society today. Cell phones, Youtube, Angry Birds. Could we live without them? How is this affecting us? At the... Read More

February 5, 2013

Riders place third at second Garrison Forest IEA show

On Sunday, February 3, Madeira's IEA team riders braved the elements and finished a very strong third overall against 12 teams. Special congratulations... Read More

February 4, 2013

Madeira girls package 25,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

On Saturday, February 2, a group of  11 Madeira students joined other high school kids at Landon School in Bethesda to package meals for the relief organization... Read More

January 31, 2013

Arts Council heads to NYC

Madeira Arts Council's annual trip to New York City was a great day-long adventure for 50 Madeira students and faculty on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Students... Read More

January 28, 2013

Budding engineers at Madeira

The Topics in STEM class has had a busy three weeks since the start of semester two.  With an eye toward design and engineering, the students have tackled... Read More

January 28, 2013

Physics with Trigonometry annual egg drop competition

On Thursday, January, 24, one of the coldest days in recent memory, the Physics with Trigonometry students competed in the annual Egg Drop competition... Read More

January 28, 2013

In third place in the Green Cup Challenge

Madeira is in third place for all mid-Atlantic boarding schools in the Green Cup Challenge energy contest. We are using eight percent less electricity... Read More

January 28, 2013

Literary magazine, Gate, earns rating of ?excellent?

The National Council of Teachers of English awarded The Madeira School 2012 literary magazine, Gate, a rating of “excellent.” NCTE’s program to recognize... Read More

January 28, 2013

Swim and dive team tie for third at ISL Championship

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 Madeira hosted the swimming component of the 2013 Independent School League (ISL) Swim and Dive Championship Meet. The dive... Read More

January 28, 2013

JV basketball tops Episcipal 36-30

Madeira JV basketball defeated Episcopal 36-30, led by the 12 points of high-scorer Calli Zarpas '14. Trailing by one at halftime, the Snails defense shut... Read More

January 28, 2013

Madeira Arts Department presents "The Wizard of Oz"

The Madeira School is proud to introduce its winter musical, The Wizard of Oz. This musical follows Dorothy Gale in her journey home after waking up in... Read More

January 25, 2013

Inauguration memories

Fifteen Madeira girls had an experience of a lifetime at the inauguration. See just how close they were >>

January 25, 2013

Riders place sixth against competitive field

Nearly 200 competitors from 18 teams competed on Sunday, January 20 at the Garrison Forest School in Maryland. Madeira riders held their own and finished... Read More

January 24, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. All School Meeting with Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden '70

The All School Meeting, on January 18, 2013, was in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The special guest speaker, Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden ’70 is the... Read More

January 23, 2013

Summer camps are now open for registration

Whatever a child’s age or interests, Madeira has a program they will love. Hurry to sign up! Registration is now open for all Madeira Summer Camps.

January 15, 2013

Madeira riders gallop to victory!

On Saturday, January 12, the Madeira equestrian program hosted 11 visiting teams with more than 80 riders. Madeira riders had success in every division... Read More

January 15, 2013

College-age ASM panel discusses life after Madeira

At the All School Meeting (ASM) on Friday, January 11, our students heard from four recent Madeira graduates from the classes of 2009 and 2011 who spoke... Read More

January 8, 2013

Ruth Carter Stevenson '41 dies at 89

The Madeira School mourns the passing of Ruth Carter Stevenson '41.

January 7, 2013

Learning about the college process at Parents' Weekend II

Parents and students were welcomed back to campus after winter break for college counseling focused Parents’ Weekend II, Saturday, January 5. The theme... Read More

January 2, 2013

Madeira a cappella ensemble performs for AAUW chapter

Sweet Ti, a cappella ensemble, performed for the McLean chapter of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) at their holiday luncheon in December... Read More