News Archive - 2018

December 21, 2018

Madeira Karate celebrates promotions

Madeira karate got off to a fast start this year with training focused on falling and throwing techniques, as well as empty-handed blocks, strikes, kicks... Read More

December 20, 2018

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 12/10-12/19


12/15/2018 – Madeira IEA Show
Varsity IEA had a great home show Saturday, finishing champion overall with 41 points!

December 10, 2018

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 11/27-12/7


12/1/2018 – Hazelwild


The Madeira School earned Grand Champion and Reserve for our Middle School team.

December 6, 2018

Madeira senior awarded Outstanding Delegate at Model UN competition in Budapest

Casey Ocasal ‘19 was awarded Outstanding Delegate at the Yale Model Government Europe (YMGE) competition in Budapest, Hungary, placing 2nd out of 40 delegates... Read More

December 6, 2018

Madeira students and teachers attend People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Head of School, Pilar Cabeza de Vaca and Assistant Head of School, Andre Withers, presented at the 2018 National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS... Read More

December 3, 2018

Madeira earns All ISL Fall honors

Trudy Painter ’19 and Liya Savasman ’20 were selected for the All Independent School League (ISL) A Division team while Sophia Bernstein '19 and Lauren... Read More

November 8, 2018

Sophomores improve Madeira's campus for Co-Curriculum

Five students made a positive difference to Madeira’s campus for their sophomore Co-Curriculum placements. During Mod 2, they worked with Calleva, a leading... Read More

November 8, 2018

Madeira senior uses Co-Curriculum placement to improve national security

Credits Madeira for Strong Computer Science Foundation and Building Confidence

November 5, 2018

The Spectator wins national award for third straight year

Madeira’s school newspaper, The Spectator, has placed First Class in the National Scholastic Press Competition for the third year in a row.  The National... Read More

October 31, 2018

The Spectator - October 2018 issue

The student newspaper, The Spectator, made its 2018-2019 debut this October.

Read the online edition HERE

October 30, 2018

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 10/14-10/30


10/20/2018 & 10/21/2018 – WIHS Regional & Zone Finals:

Ava B ‘19, Kelly N ‘19 and Eliza C ‘20 competed at the WIHS Regional show and USHJA... Read More

October 22, 2018

Madeira Senior Pursues Passion for Dance

For Sophie Fouladi being a day student at Madeira offers her a great opportunity.

“Being a day student at a boarding school is interesting to say the... Read More

October 19, 2018

Madeira volleyball program raises over $2700 for Dig Pink campaign

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Madeira Volleyball program introduced its forth annual Dig Pink match in partnership with the Side-Out Foundation. The... Read More

October 15, 2018

Athletic Recap: 10/2-10/13

10/12/2018 – Turner Farms:
Eliza ‘20 placed well in the VHSA Working Hunters and put in solid trips in the Schooling Hunters, Kelly ‘19 also... Read More

October 11, 2018

Snails host 4th Annual DIG Pink Campaign

The Madeira Volleyball program is gearing up to host its forth annual Dig Pink match to help raise support and awareness for the fight against breast cancer... Read More

October 10, 2018

Madeira riders have successful start to fall season

Seniors Ava Brugger and Kelly Nance have qualified for the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Zone 3 Finals. They will compete at Zone Finals... Read More

October 1, 2018

Madeira Senior speaks at National Private School Leadership Conference

Madeira senior, Theresa Carr, spoke at the National Private School Leadership Conference on September 20 at the Department of Education’s headquarters... Read More

September 26, 2018

Not Your Average History Class

Madeira students don’t just read about history. They influence it. Experience it.
Madeira students make history.

September 22, 2018

Madeira hosts inaugural M Cup tournament

Madeira was host to eight different Mercersburg Academy teams for the first inaugural M Cup tournament in September. Teams representing the two schools... Read More

September 21, 2018

Welcome to our new 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

September 13, 2018

Nandi Ndoro ’19 uses PINK Award to highlight local artists

Nandi Ndoro ’19, Madeira’s 2018 PINK Award recipient, started her project, Inbold Magazine, over the summer, and has big plans for it this coming year... Read More

September 13, 2018

Madeira history teacher spends summer in Germany on study tour

Matthew Sudnik, history teacher, traveled to Germany this summer to participate in a study tour to promote education and cross cultural dialogue. He wrote... Read More

September 5, 2018

Family Weekend 2018

Don't miss Family Weekend 2018!

Highlights include:
Thursday - September 27:
Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend the Senior Dinner held on... Read More

August 31, 2018

2018 Opening Convocation Message


I am so excited to welcome our new and returning students to a new school year.  Seniors... Read More

August 23, 2018

Key Arrival Dates 2018

  • Student Leaders arrive between 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23

  • Registration and Move-In for All Returning Preseason Boarding & Day Students 
    (Returning... Read More

August 15, 2018

Madeira Swim and Dive Athletes Receive National Honors

Five Madeira Swim and Dive athletes received national acknowledgments for both individual and relay events from the 2017-2018 National Interscholastic... Read More

July 12, 2018

Raegan Thornton ’18 awarded National Merit Scholarship

Raegan Thornton was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, which she will use to attend The University of Alabama Honors College on a full ride. Fewer than... Read More

July 2, 2018

Fall Sports Adidas Team Store Open

Fall Sports Team stores will be open starting June 25 and will close Sunday, July 8 at midnight! The store is open to all!


Snails, if you... Read More

June 14, 2018

Commencement 2018

On Friday June 8, Madeira awarded 79 diplomas to the class of 2018. After the traditional processional to their seats with hand held bouquets of 13 red... Read More

June 12, 2018

Digital recordings of Graduation and Affirmation available for purchase

Digital recordings of the 2018 Commencement ceremony and Affirmation are now available for purchase.

June 6, 2018

Closing Convocation 2018

The Madeira community joined together on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to celebrate the successful completion of another school year. 

At Closing Convocation... Read More

June 1, 2018

Spring All-ISL Selections: Four Madeira Athletes Receive Honors

Recently announced by the ISL Athletic Directors; Catherine Hall ’18, Yaje Nshanje ’18, Grace Frerichs ’20 and Lily Rathbun ’20 were all selected as All-Independent... Read More

May 25, 2018

Chapin Brown ’19 selected to attend International Performing Arts Institute in Germany this summer

Chapin Brown has been accepted to attend the International Performing Arts Institute (IPAI) in Kiefersfelden, Germany this summer. Chapin has the distinguished... Read More

May 24, 2018

Lily Wildman ’19 verbally commits to St. Lawrence University to play Hockey

Junior Lily Wildman will continue her athletic career at the collegiate level. Lily, a day student from Great Falls, Virginia, has made a verbal commitment... Read More

May 23, 2018

Founder and CEO of GenHERation, Katlyn Grasso, to be commencement speaker

The Madeira School will welcome Katlyn Grasso as the 2018 commencement speaker. Katlyn Grasso is the founder and CEO of GenHERation, a network for high... Read More

May 22, 2018

Madeira offers live streaming of graduation

Madeira is pleased to announce the live streaming of the 2018 commencement ceremony on June 8 at 10:30 a.m. 

We have partnered with free streaming service... Read More

May 9, 2018

Football and fundraising: annual powderpuff game raises funds for charity

The student body came together in late April for the Second Annual Madeira Powderpuff Football Game. The flag football tournament, which doubled as a fundraiser... Read More

May 8, 2018

2018-2019 student government announced

The election results are in! The Madeira student government and class officers have been named for the 2018-2019 school year. 

The student government... Read More

May 7, 2018

Madeira students win National Latin Exam Awards

In late February and March thirteen Madeira students participated in the National Latin Exam (NLE). The NLE, sponsored by the American Classical League... Read More

May 5, 2018

Photography students juried at local arts festival

Each spring, The Nora School sponsors a photography festival open to students in grades 6 through 12 from a wide variety of public, private, home, and... Read More

April 26, 2018

Madeira students accepted to Governor's Schools of Virginia

Congratulations to Maria Lyons ’19 and Casey Ocasal ’19 who have been selected to attend the Governor’s Schools of Virginia this summer.

Casey Ocasal... Read More

April 25, 2018

Madeira riders compete at National Finals

In late April, Sydney Newburn ’19 and Ella Stux ‘21 traveled to Syracuse, NY to compete at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals... Read More

April 24, 2018

Madeira intern helps push bill on student loan debt

When Caroline McCullers ’19 began her junior-year internship for Congressman José Serrano, she had no idea that she would be directly affecting national... Read More

April 12, 2018

College commitment: Bella Godes '18 commits to play lacrosse at Scripps College

Family, friends, coaches, and members of the Madeira community gathered on April 11 to congratulate senior Bella Godes on her commitment to play lacrosse... Read More

April 11, 2018

Madeira riders qualify for National Finals

Five Madeira Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team riders traveled to Laurinburg, North Carolina to compete at IEA Zone finals at Saint Andrews... Read More

April 9, 2018

2018 GATE literary magazine is available online

The 2018 issue of GATE is now available! The new issue was presented to the community after the Dance/GATE All School Meeting on March 15. Madeira Dance... Read More

March 30, 2018

Winners Announced for 2018 Science Fair

The annual Madeira Science Fair showcased impressive projects from freshman to seniors. Judges from various scientific fields inside and outside the Madeira... Read More

March 20, 2018

Registration Open for Madeira Tennis Workshops

Madeira Athletics will be offering a series of tennis workshops this summer:


Junior tennis:... Read More

March 14, 2018

Madeira Winter Athletes receive All-ISL Honors

Maddie Heilbrun’18, Izzy Gati ’18, Giovi Moriarty ’18, Sofie Davis ’20, and Cayla Williams ’21 were recognized as All-Independent School League (ISL) players... Read More

February 28, 2018

Madeira IEA team has strong showing at 2018 Regional Finals

Madeira’s Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team had a strong showing at the IEA Bi-Regional Finals in February. IEA competition is unique in... Read More

February 27, 2018

Giggles and Ghouls: Madeira Arts presents "The Addams Family"

Friends and family packed the auditorium in late February for a fun-filled viewing of the 2018 Madeira winter musical, The Addams Family.

A musical comedy... Read More

February 26, 2018

Madeira Karate celebrates seniors

During the winter season, Madeira karate students developed empty-handed techniques including blocks, strikes, kicks, sparring combinations, and kata (forms)... Read More

February 22, 2018

Camp Greenway named one of the Best Summer Camps by Northern Virginia Magazine

Camp Greenway will be included in Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Summer Camps list for 2018!

Camp Greenway, Summer at Madeira’s most popular day camp... Read More

February 20, 2018

STATE CHAMPS! Swim & Dive win VISAA Championship

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive team concluded the 2017-2018 season as the VISAA State Championships. The State meet was held at the Jeff Rouse Swim... Read More

February 13, 2018

Madeira teachers receive Class of 1966 Fund award

Dr. Stacey Boyette, science instructor, Karate Sensei, and Master Teacher, and Dr. Keith Ward, Chair of the English Department, were chosen as the first... Read More

February 12, 2018

Madeira swim and dive places second at Metros

Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive team attended the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim and Dive Championships at the Fairland Aquatic Center in Laurel... Read More

February 7, 2018

Students Present Final STEAM Projects

During the last week of Module 4, freshman presented their final projects for their Fundamentals in STEAM course. 

STEAM Fundamentals is a project-based... Read More

January 24, 2018

Madeira IEA team wins final home show of the season

The Madeira IEA (Interscholoastic Equestrian Association) team had a successful and safe final home show in January. The High School Team won Champion... Read More

January 24, 2018

Five Madeira faculty awarded title of Master Teacher

Five Madeira faculty members have been awarded the title of Master Teacher. The Master Teacher designation was created with the generous support of donors... Read More

January 23, 2018

Spring Sports Adidas Team Store Open

Spring Sports Team stores will be open starting January 23rd at 11:59 PM and close Sunday, January 28 at midnight! Snails, if you are playing a spring... Read More

January 19, 2018

2018 Miss Greenway crowned

There is no better start to 2018 then crowning a new Miss Greenway. Miss Greenway is an annual contest organized by the Boarding Committee. Each dorm chooses... Read More

January 3, 2018

Madeira Karate Dojo promotes eleven students

For five weeks bridging modules 2 and 3, Madeira Karate students developed empty-handed techniques including blocks, strikes, kicks, sparring combinations... Read More