News Archive - 2014

December 19, 2014

Swim and dive team rolls into winter break 4-0

The swim and dive team has been off to an impressive start with wins at home against Georgetown Day School and Sidwell Friends, and on the road at the... Read More

December 18, 2014

Madeira's IEA team continues their winning streak

On Sunday, December 14, Madeira's IEA team competed at the Garrison Forest School in Baltimore, MD against 13 teams – Madeira's largest show to date! The... Read More

December 17, 2014

2015 Alumnae Directory

Look out for a notification from our partner vendor Harris Connect in regards to the 2015 Alumnae Directory.

December 17, 2014

Senior girls reach full participation in The Madeira Fund

Right before Thanksgiving break, the senior class reached an important milestone: they reached 100% participation in the Senior Class Gift to The Madeira... Read More

December 17, 2014

Girls First! registration is now open

Madeira’s own unique summer program for girls entering grades 7–10 will take place June 28 through July 11, 2015 and features six classes, a trip to the... Read More

December 12, 2014

Madeira girls code

December 8-12, all over the world, people were participating in "The Hour of Code." The Science and Math Departments teamed up to campaign for everyone... Read More

December 10, 2014

Student newspaper returns

Students in Ms. Wiltshire's Journalism and Creative Writing class have revived the student newspaper. Full Disclosure, the name chosen for the paper, was... Read More

December 10, 2014

Madeira riders continue winning streak

The Maderia varsity IEA team returned to competition last weekend, traveling to Oatlands Stables in Gaithersburg, MD. The team won Reserve Champion honors... Read More

December 5, 2014

Renovated East Dorm is revealed!

Construction crews have been working steadily on East Dorm this fall and on Tuesday, 27 students got a sneak peek at their new home. In January, following... Read More

December 5, 2014

Save the Date for College Counseling Day

The annual school-wide college program will be on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Families will begin their day in the auditorium with guest speaker, Ms. Jeannie... Read More

December 5, 2014

American Drama class creates "Street Car Named Desire" adaptations

In Ms. Heishman’s American Drama class students were asked to create an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire.” It was a project... Read More

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving All School Meeting

It is a time honored Madeira tradition that the senior class shares what they are thankful for during the last All School Meeting prior to Thanksgiving... Read More

November 21, 2014

STOP Hunger Games returns for another attack

For the second year in a row, Madeira students, faculty, and staff participated in the STOP Hungers Games. The games are a fundraising battle – a sophisticated... Read More

November 20, 2014

Co-Curriculum EDUcase Day for sophomores

During the first Madeira EDUcase Day, sophomores shared their Co-Curriculum service experience at the conclusion of Module 2. Small groups presented to... Read More

November 20, 2014

Students use calculus to solve real-world problems

In Module 2 this year, students created five-minute videos on how calculus can be used to solve problems at Madeira. The girls showed impressive problem... Read More

November 20, 2014

Meet our winter sports coaches

With the winter athletic season underway at Madeira, we wanted to introduce our coaches.


The varsity basketball team will be led by Assistant... Read More

November 20, 2014

Introducing Madeira?s ASSIST Scholars

Each year, Madeira hosts students from the the American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers (ASSIST) organization. ASSIST is an international... Read More

November 20, 2014

Holiday Horse Show

Cheer on our equestrians at the Madeira Holiday Horse Show on Saturday, December 6, 2014! The show starts at 9:30 a.m.

November 20, 2014

Music and math in harmony

In Ms. Taylor’s module on probability (a STEAM course), some students took on the challenge of using a music composition website that also involved a probability... Read More

November 19, 2014

Shakespeare Theatre Company visits Madeira

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 instead of having lunch and advisory between B and C Blocks, ninth graders ventured up to the Chapel/Auditorium for a special... Read More

November 14, 2014

College commitments: Senior athletes sign to Division I programs Coastal Carolina and Colgate

On November 13, 2014, Brie Perkins ’15 signed to play lacrosse for Coastal Carolina University and Farrin Saba ’15 signed to swim for Colgate University... Read More

November 14, 2014

AP and Advanced Studio Art visit to the National Gallery

On November 5, 2014, the Advanced and AP Studio Art students made the short trip to the National Gallery of Art in our nation’s capital to view one of... Read More

November 14, 2014

Fall All-ISL and All-State teams announced

Fall All-ISL teams announced 

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


November 14, 2014

Driver's Ed program at Madeira

Madeira is pleased to announce that we will offer driver's ed through I Drive Smart, a Virginia licensed driver education company. I Drive Smart will... Read More

November 14, 2014

Fairfax City Forensics

On Monday, November 10, thirteen Madeira girls from the Module 2 Forensic Science class visited the Fairfax City Police Department. Detective Trey Leightley... Read More

November 7, 2014

Fall athletic season comes to a close

From preseason to hosting the varsity and JV field hockey play days and hosting the Metro Volleyball Championships, Madeira Athletics Department had a... Read More

November 6, 2014

"The Tempest" transports audience to a magical island

Shakespeare’s Tempest begins with the illusion of a shipwreck, but there was no disaster to plague Madeira’s visually beautiful and dynamically staged... Read More

November 6, 2014

Thanksgiving Break travel forms for boarding students

The time of year for student travel forms has arrived. In preparation for school breaks in November (11/22-11/30) and December (12/20-1/4), the Dean of... Read More

November 5, 2014

Julia Collins '01 back on Jeopardy ? Wednesday, November 12

Alumna Julia Collins returns to battle for a $250,000 grand prize with 13 other former champions in the Tournament of Champions, beginning Monday, November... Read More

November 4, 2014

U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement visit to Madeira

On October 30, Dr. Maureen Dowling, director for the Office of Non-public Education in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement... Read More

November 3, 2014

Riders win doubleheader horse show, qualify for IEA Regionals

Congratulations to Madeira's IEA team who won high point team champions both days at our double header home horse show (November 1 and 2), qualifying the... Read More

November 2, 2014

Spanish Club celebrates Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the Day of the Dead

Over the weekend of October 25, the Madeira Spanish Club created a Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, altar in the lobby of Schoolhouse 2. The Day of... Read More

October 29, 2014

Alumna recognized at NESA leadership conference

As host of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools AERO training institute this past summer, Madeira was invited to attend the annual leadership... Read More

October 28, 2014

Science behind Pop Rocks and vampires

At the last Science and Engineering Club meeting, girls watched a video about the science behind pop rocks to honor Halloween. The video, developed by... Read More

October 27, 2014

Community rider earns Regional Pony Hunter Champion at the Washington International Horse Show

Concluding the week of competition at the 2014 Washington International Horse Show were the Regional Hunter Championships. The WIHS Regional Pony Hunter... Read More

October 22, 2014

Madeira Arts Department presents "The Tempest"

Set your sails for excitement on an island of fairies and monsters October 30 and November 1. Here lives Prospera, an unjustly exiled Duchess, and her... Read More

October 22, 2014

In memoriam

The Madeira community mourns the loss of a dear colleague. Sally Sullivan passed away surrounded by family on October 20, 2014, of complications from breast... Read More

October 22, 2014

Equestrian program has great weekend at WIHS

The weekend of October 17 proved to be a fantastic for Madeira riders at the 2014 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) regional show. Congratulations... Read More

October 21, 2014

English Department receives visit from author Peyton Marshall '91

Peyton Marshall '91 was in Washington, D.C. promoting her novel, “Good House” when she stopped by Madeira to visit with the Journalism and Creative Writing... Read More

October 21, 2014

Gaming with the Intro to Computer Programming class

During the last week of Module 1, the Introduction to Computer Programming class invited the Madeira community to the computer lab to test their final... Read More

October 20, 2014

Get excited for the Senior Fun Run!

The senior class is hosting the fourth annual Fun Run on Sunday, November 16, beginning at 2:00 p.m. This year’s 5K will include a fair for the entire... Read More

October 18, 2014

Karate wraps up first module

Sixteen girls put on a demonstration for their parents and grandparents on Friday, October 10.  Students demonstrated empty hand sequences, bo staff forms... Read More

October 17, 2014

News from Madeira?s Student Ambassadors

Dear Madeira Families,

We hope that the start of the school year has gone as well for you as it has for the girls on campus.  Some of you were here recently... Read More

October 17, 2014

Student-prepared dinner provides a taste of home

Twenty-three girls enjoyed a fantastic Chinese feast at the Pratt house the Sunday of Parents’ Weekend, October 12. Craving a familiar home cooked meal... Read More

October 16, 2014

Equestrian Program offers middle school lessons

The Madeira Equestrian Program has several open slots in the middle school lesson program. Lessons are available Monday through Friday from 6:30-7:30 p... Read More

October 16, 2014

Dr. Phillip Alvelda previews the future of technology

Tech leader, entrepreneur, and STEM education advocate, Dr. Phillip Alvelda was our keynote speaker at the All School Meeting during Parents' Weekend.... Read More

October 9, 2014

Ten Madeira seniors receive National Merit Scholarship honors

Ten Madeira girls have been recognized by The National Merit Scholarship Corp. for their outstanding performance on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship... Read More

October 8, 2014

All School Meeting with gender-based violence specialist, Lina Abirafeh '92

Alumna and gender-based violence (GBV) specialist Lina Abirafeh, PhD ’92 joined the Madeira community on September 26 to lead a conversation about the... Read More

October 7, 2014

Kita Konerth '16 selected for 2015 Futures Elite Academy

Madeira varsity field hockey goalie Kita Konerth has been selected to train with the Futures Elite Academy in Colorado Springs in 2015. Kita was recognized... Read More

October 6, 2014

Triumphant weekend for Madeira IEA team

On Saturday, October 4, the Madeira equestrian program hosted a successful VHSA associate show on campus. Riders and spectators alike enjoyed a beautiful... Read More

October 6, 2014

Forensic science students get crime scene tips

Detective Derek Hardy of the Fairfax County Police Department had interesting advice for those interested in forensic science.

October 6, 2014

Madeira karate receives aikido

On Thursday, October 2, Sensei Dave Kohls from Aikido of Arlington visited the Madeira Dojo to teach the girls the philosophy and techniques of aikido... Read More

September 26, 2014

Volleyball teams top Episcopal

On Thursday, September 25, the Madeira varsity and junior varsity teams faced off against perennial rivals Episcopal High School. With a true team effort... Read More

September 26, 2014

Madeira 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

September 26, 2014

Global travel and exchanges for 2014-2015

On September 19, Assistant Head of School Andre Withers began the All School Meeting with an inspiring message to all Madeira girls, encouraging them to... Read More

September 26, 2014

Madeira girls in the media

It’s not surprising to find that Madeira girls, current and alumnae, are often in the news or writing their own articles for publications. Here are a few... Read More

September 22, 2014

Cross country team making strides

The Madeira cross country team had a great performance at the Mercersburg Academy Cross Country Invitational. Seven out of twelve Madeira runners had faster... Read More

September 17, 2014

Development news

Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca and the Board of Directors proudly announced that Madeira has met a $10 million challenge grant from an anonymous private... Read More

September 15, 2014

Madeira volleyball wins in three straight sets in opening match

Madeira varsity volleyball started off the season with a big straight set sweep at in a conference match up against Georgetown Day School on Thursday,... Read More

September 12, 2014

Fall sports teams

We are looking forward to a great fall season of athletics at Madeira, and happy to introduce our coaches below. Go Snails!
You may view the fall team... Read More

September 12, 2014

Mindfulness without meditation

Madeira welcomed clinical social worker Jennifer Weaver as our All School Meeting speaker this morning. Ms. Weaver spoke with the students about the concept... Read More

September 12, 2014

A learning frame of mind

After the long summer break, getting back in the groove of class can be difficult for everyone. Mr. Meade in the History Department has been making the... Read More

September 11, 2014

Welcome Madeira's new riding instructor

Ms. Malinda Grice joins Mr. Ian McCartney in bringing collegiate coaching experience to Madeira's Riding Program. As coach of the Penn State Equestrian... Read More

September 9, 2014

Photos from the weekend

Weekend activities are off to a great start view photos from opening day and throughout the first weekend at Madeira on our photo gallery!

What a great... Read More

August 29, 2014

All School Meeting fall speaker series

Part of a Madeira education is being exposed to thought-provoking conversations and ideas. One manner in which this takes place is through All School Meetings... Read More

August 29, 2014

Welcome to our newest faculty and staff

Madeira is pleased to welcome an impressive array of  new faculty and staff members who have joined us this school year. We look forward to seeing their... Read More

August 28, 2014

Meet new Director of Residential Life Hunter Southworth

Madeira is pleased to announce that Hunter Southworth has been named director of residential life in the Dean of Students Office. Mr. Southworth has been... Read More

August 27, 2014

Lucy & Co. hours for the start of school

The Madeira School store, Lucy & Co. will have special hours the opening week of school. 

  • Monday, September 1 through Thursday, September 10:00 a.m... Read More
August 27, 2014

Madeira announces Advanced Placement exam results

In 2014, 136 Madeira girls took a total of 259 AP exams, and once again, they tested exceptionally well. According to the report provided to Madeira by... Read More

August 26, 2014

Wi-Fi expansion on campus

The current sentiment of the world, and Madeira community is the more Wi-Fi, the better! With the number of mobile devices outnumbering the global population... Read More

August 21, 2014

Madeira riders are ready to jump into fall season

This summer the Madeira Equestrian program has been in full swing. Madeira riders have been busy winning many ribbons at shows such as Upperville, Loudon... Read More

August 11, 2014

Bridget Duru ?15 reports from the 2014 Adventures of the Mind Summit

Madeira senior, Bridget Duru, attended the week-long Adventures of the Mind Summit at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA through the generous support... Read More

August 6, 2014

Student Orientation

The start of the school year is quickly approaching. Orientation will be filled with informative sessions and engaging activities aimed at helping you... Read More

July 25, 2014

Girls First! at Madeira

Fifty-six girls, including seven legacies, said cheerful good-byes and exchanged promises to stay in touch as their two weeks at Girls First summer camp... Read More

July 24, 2014

New transportation program effective fall 2014

Madeira is pleased to announce the roll-out of our expanded transportation plan for the 2014-15 school year.

June 30, 2014

Rising junior invited to train with top 30 swimmers under 18

Kylie Jordon ’16 was invited to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs last week (June 23-28). The intensive training camp, sponsored... Read More

June 25, 2014

Devin Williams ?13 travels to Togo with GlobeMed at MIT

As a member of GlobeMed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Devin Williams ’13 was granted the a spot on a summer experiential learning... Read More

June 25, 2014

Madeira hosts State Department summer education institute

Madeira hosted 95 teachers and administrators from around the world who participated in the annual AERO (American Education Reaches Out) Conference.

June 25, 2014

Slideshow: Summer construction update

Construction crews have been working steadily on the Main dorm modernization project since graduation. 

Check in regularly to see a photos of our progress... Read More

June 24, 2014

Madeira lacrosse player named second team All-Met

Congratulations to goalie Ingrid Boyum ’14 for being selected to the Washington Post Second Team All-Met. Ingrid, who holds the Madeira record for number... Read More

June 23, 2014

Juniors and seniors reflect on Co-Curriculum experience

Through unique photo narrative project juniors and seniors shared their thoughts and gratitude for their Co-Curriculum placements at the end of this past... Read More

June 3, 2014

Finishing in style

Julia Collins' '01 historic Jeopardy! winning streak comes to an end. 

June 3, 2014

Graduation day 2014

It was a picture perfect day for the 2014 commencement ceremony held May 23, 2014 at Madeira. Enjoy this video recap of the day. Our graduation speaker... Read More

June 3, 2014

Professional development is perennial

Madeira faculty benefit from ongoing professional development in the way of seminars, education-related conferences, or individual study for advanced degrees... Read More

June 1, 2014

Slam poetry team qualifies for finals

UPDATE June, 6, 2014: The Madeira slam poetry team placed second at the final Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia Louder Than A Bomb Teen Poetry Slam Competition... Read More

May 29, 2014

Follow our travel abroad groups

After graduation, two groups of students and teachers headed off for summer adventures: one group to Peru for a Co-Curriculum-based experience and the... Read More

May 27, 2014

Madeira athletes earn All-ISL and VISAA All-State honors

Congratulations to the following five athletes who have been named to the All-ISL team for their respective sports:

  • Ingrid Boyum ’14—Lacrosse
  • Bri Curran... Read More
May 27, 2014

2014 spring karate finishes strong

On May 15, thirteen girls received special honors or promotions in USA Goju Karate at the Madeira Dojo.  Throughout the term, students developed empty-hand... Read More

May 22, 2014

Madeira riders place in top ten at IEA Nationals

Over the weekend of May 16, Emily Leins '17 and Claudia Cooper - a sixth grader who participates on Madeira's Middle School IEA team - represented Madeira... Read More

May 20, 2014

Third annual Madeira School Film Festival celebrates community

Advanced Film class students organized a fantastic third annual Madeira School Film Festival on Saturday May 3, 2014. The program featured door prizes... Read More

May 16, 2014

2014-2015 student government announced

The elections results are in! The Madeira student government and class officers have been named for the 2014-2015 school year. Dean of Students Kim Newsome... Read More

May 16, 2014

Varsity lacrosse falls short of ISL "A" title by one

Madeira ended a great season in an extremely tight game against the Potomac School at the Independent School League’s “A” conference final on May 15, losing... Read More

May 13, 2014

STEM designs static and dynamic

The Topics in STEM class has been working on static and dynamic engineering projects throughout Semester 2. In one static project, the students selected... Read More

May 12, 2014

Toulia Nwabunnia '14 sets school record in discus

Senior Toulia Nwabunnia crushed the Madeira record in discus on May 10, at ISL championships. Toulia led the competition until the very end, when a Sandy... Read More

May 2, 2014

Madeira alumna becomes the most winning female contestant on Jeopardy

Julia Collins ’01 held on to her eight-day winning streak, making her the winningest female contestant in Jeopardy’s 30 year history. In nine games, she... Read More

May 1, 2014

Alumna named spokesperson for National Park Service?s National Capital Region

Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles, Madeira class of 2007, has been selected as the new spokesperson for the National Park Service’s (NPS) National Capital Region. She... Read More

May 1, 2014

Kim Lytle '15 receives 2014 PINK Award

Now in its third year, the PINK Award was given to ambitious inventor and Madeira junior Kim Lytle during the Reunion Weekend All School Meeting, April... Read More

May 1, 2014

Meet Alex Heiberger, Madeira's new CFO

Madeira is pleased to welcome Alex Heiberger as its new chief financial officer. Alex comes to Madeira with a wealth of experience. For the past 17 years... Read More

April 30, 2014

Madeira junior selected to attend pre-college pianist program this summer

Linda Yang ’15 has been selected to attend the High School Solo Pianist division of Westminster Choir College - Rider University pre-college program, in... Read More

April 30, 2014

Virginia Governor School Language Academy acceptances

Congratulations to Sophia Dragacevac ’16 and Kelleen Moriarty ’15 who have been selected to attend the Virginia Governor’s School Language Academies this... Read More

April 28, 2014

Track and Field team takes third at Panther Meet

Madeira’s varsity track and field team competed in the Panther Meet at Holton-Arms on Tuesday, April 22. The team scored a season-high 52 points and earned... Read More

April 28, 2014

Riders place well at the Black Eyed Susan Horse Show

Madeira riders had a fun and successful day at the Black Eyed Susan Horse Show on April 19, 2014. The horses were great and Madeira girls placed well in... Read More

April 18, 2014

Varsity lacrosse wins 'Game of the Week'

The Madeira varsity lacrosse team had a decisive 12-3 win against league opponent, Georgetown Day School, this afternoon. Jaquelin Bishof '15 and Tori... Read More

April 17, 2014

Two Madeira girls chosen as finalists in art competition

Congratulations to juniors Griffin Ball and Julia Mandel for being selected as finalists for the Best of the Independent School’s Art Competition. Their... Read More

April 17, 2014

2014 One Acts Festival was truly one of a kind

The Advanced Theatre Production class held the 2014 One Acts Festival on April 10-11. The festival was originally part of the Stage Directing class for... Read More

April 16, 2014

Madeira riders shine at IEA Zone Finals

Over the weekend of April 12-13, Madeira varsity IEA riders competed at IEA Zone Finals at the Garrison Forrest School in Maryland. Zone finals are where... Read More

April 15, 2014

Madeira receives honors at the National High School Model Arab League Conference

Regional high school students in the Model Arab League attended a two day conference at Georgetown University over April 11-12 where they participated... Read More

April 14, 2014

Breanna Atkinson '12 selected for the U.S. Collegiate National Team

Former Snail Breanna (Bre) Atkinson ’12, of Ashburn, VA, was selected as one of 36 athletes to participate in the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT) program... Read More

April 14, 2014

Varsity lacrosse defeats Episcopal High School

In a true team effort, the Madeira varsity lacrosse team defeated Episcopal High School by a score of 12-9 this past Saturday, April 12.

Senior Madison... Read More

April 7, 2014

Snails attain numerous personal records at Potomac Track & Field Invitational

Madeira’s track and field team took part in its first full meet of the season Saturday, April 5, at the Potomac Invitational. With a mix of new talent... Read More

April 7, 2014

Madeira alumna receives University of Virginia research award

Zoe Slepian ’11, a third-year neuroscience and psychology major, received the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award, one of the highest awards an undergraduate... Read More

April 4, 2014

John Lewis to speak at commencement

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the only living of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, will deliver The Madeira School’s commencement address... Read More

April 3, 2014

Four riders attend College Prep Invitational

Emily Liens ’17, Sydney Ortega ’16, Hanna Powers ’15, and Mollie Thomas '16 attended the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show in West Palm Beach... Read More

April 3, 2014

Prepping for senior year internships

Seniors shared their Co-Curriculum experiences with juniors during Senior Press Conference on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The annual conference is a time... Read More

April 3, 2014

Madeira swimmers earn post season honors

Four swimmer were named to the VISAA all-state team: Stephanie Royer ’15, Farrin Saba ’15, Kylie Jordan ’16, and Michaela Saunders ’14 (pictured left to... Read More

April 1, 2014

Meet Director of Campus Safety and Security Jim Pollack

Madeira is pleased to welcome Jim Pollack to campus to serve as director of campus safety and security. Mr. Pollack joins us after having been a professional... Read More

March 21, 2014

The 'Super Bowl' of Science: Don?t Miss the third USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

Imagine chatting with Marie Curie and Ben Franklin, flying a simulated jet fighter, creating your own inventions using the latest in DIY and 3D printing... Read More

March 21, 2014

Sophomores perform Romeo and Juliet

For the 35th annual Shakespeare Festival, the English Department chose the most well-known of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet. Part way into reading... Read More

March 20, 2014

School competition combines science and photography

The second annual Madeira Photo Contest will be held this spring. Students and adults who wish to enter must submit a photograph demonstrates a scientific... Read More

March 20, 2014

Summer math classes at Madeira

Madeira is offering three summer math courses. To enroll in a summer course register online >>

  • Geometry
    June 23 – August 1 (no class on July 4)
    9:30 a... Read More

March 20, 2014

2014 Madeira School Film Festival

Get ready for the third annual Madeira School Film Festival on May 3, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

This year, the festival will feature Madeira work exclusively... Read More

March 20, 2014

Music and language talents collide at Chamber Orchestra ASM

The All School Meeting on March 7, 2014 showcased Madeira’s Chamber Orchestra with a full program of pieces performed by the full orchestra, the string... Read More

March 18, 2014

Madeira Science Fair results

The annual Madeira Science Fair showcased many great projects from 126 students. Twenty judges from various scientific fields reviewed all 79 projects... Read More

March 7, 2014

Footloose delights Madeira audiences

Madeira Arts’ production of Footloose was a rousing success! Please join us in congratulating all of the players, from the large cast of actors, singers... Read More

March 6, 2014

Culture clubs educate and entertain at All School Meeting

At the 2014 Madeira Culture Club All School Meeting the Madeira community learned about tourist attractions in Korea, watched Bollywood films evolve, enjoyed... Read More

March 4, 2014

Eight students attend WIE Conference

Grace Huang '16 recaps her experience at the Women In Engineering Conference.

March 4, 2014

Active winter for Madeira Karate

The winter trimester was filled with highlights for the karate activity program. On two Saturdays in November and February, girls from the Madeira Dojo... Read More

February 27, 2014

Madeira hosts two-day IEA horse show

Madeira hosted 10 visiting IEA teams over the weekend of February 8-9, in a two-day equestrian event held at the stables. Madeira IEA team managers Caroline... Read More

February 25, 2014

Sophomores make cards for cancer patients

During class meetings on Friday, February 21, 2014, the sophomore class made a total of 200 cards for breast cancer patients for Girls Love Mail organization... Read More

February 21, 2014

Visual representations of the Class of 2017

On Wednesday, February 19, after several weeks of planning, research, and design, ninth graders presented their final mission-based works to their classmates... Read More

February 20, 2014

Girls attend Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit

Bright and early the morning of Saturday, February 8, thirteen intrepid Madeira students traveled with Ms. Pratt to Foxcroft School to compete against... Read More

February 20, 2014

Alumna makes a cameo appearance in Film Production Class

Film producer Tai Burkholder '95, Madeira class of 1995, visited the Film Production class on January 10. Students enjoyed learning about Ms. Burkholder... Read More

February 20, 2014

STEM Stats Lab: Beanie Baby Bungee

In Ms. Taylor’s stats class, students apply linear regression to make a prediction about how many bungee cords (AKA rubber bands) are needed for their... Read More

February 18, 2014

Swim and dive team finishes fifth at VISAA Championships

Sophomore Kylie Jordan named outstanding female athlete.

February 17, 2014

Madeira mitten drive connects to wider community

Nora Canellakis, co-head of the sophomore class community service committee reports on the mitten drive.

February 17, 2014

Kate Tweedy daughter of alumna Penny Chenery ?39 visits Madeira

Kate Tweedy daughter of alumna Penny Chenery ’39 visited Madeira on Saturday, February 8, 2014, while in town for an event at Lift Me Up therapeutic riding... Read More

February 7, 2014

Sophia Luwis ?16 participates in regional poetry contest

On Wednesday, February 5, Sophia Luwis '16 represented Madeira at Virginia’s Region 4a Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest held at Wolf Trap Foundation... Read More

February 7, 2014

Algebra class project examines minimum wages

In Ms. Rumsey’s Algebra I class groups were assigned a family of four (two adults and two children, ages three and six). The groups had to decide whether... Read More

February 6, 2014

Swim and dive finishes regular season 10-1

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team completed its dual meet season with two wins against Georgetown Day School (122-58) and Oakcrest (128-55) in a double... Read More

February 6, 2014

Academic Announcement: Time to order AP exams

From The Academic Office: AP exam orders will be placed by Wednesday, March 6. If your daughter is currently enrolled in an AP course, she is required... Read More

February 3, 2014

Madeira riders qualify for post season

The Madeira IEA team has already secured its place at the IEA Regional Finals to be held at Madeira on March 8th and 9th. Riders have spent the last... Read More

February 3, 2014

Madeira takes fifth at Metro Prep School Swim and Dive Championships

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team placed fifth out of 22 teams at the 2014 Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim and Dive Championships on Saturday... Read More

January 30, 2014

Swim and dive wins over Connolly School of the Holy Child

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team improved their dual meet record to 8-1 on Tuesday, January 28 with a win over Connolly School of the Holy Child... Read More

January 28, 2014

Origami for wildlife

The Topics in STEM class began the year with a virtual class day project designed to raise awareness and highlight the plight of a variety of threatened... Read More

January 27, 2014

Snails take fourth at ISL swim and dive championship meet

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team captured fourth place at the 2014 ISL championship meet held Friday evening at Holton Arms.

Kylie Jordan ’16 won... Read More

January 23, 2014

New Madeira Academic Schedule Announced

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca announced to faculty, staff, students, and current parents that Madeira will move to... Read More

January 15, 2014

Madeira tops Georgetown Visitation

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team defeated Georgetown Visitation 98-88 in Madeira’s home opener on Tuesday, January 14.

Individual event winners... Read More

January 13, 2014

Madeira wins two out of three at Woodberry Invitational, Jordan breaks team record

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team won two out of three team scored dual meets at the Woodberry Invitational on Friday night.  Madeira fell to St.... Read More

January 10, 2014

<Hour of Code at Madeira>

Contributed by Sidney Lee '15 

January 10, 2014

Washingtonian Magazine names Thankful Vanderstar ?84 as local hero

The January 2014 issue of Washingtonian Magazine honored Thankful as one of their 12 local heroes that make the Washington area a better place to live... Read More

January 10, 2014

Grace Guggenheim ?77 named Filmmaker of the Month

The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development honored Grace Guggenheim ’77 with the January 2014 Filmmaker of the Month... Read More