News Archive - 2020

December 9, 2020

The Spectator - November 2020

The November 2020 issue of The Spectator, is now available. The paper features wide-ranging articles and opinion pieces from a number of Madeira writers... Read More

December 3, 2020

Madeira Alumnae featured in Northern Virginia Magazine

Hear from Lena Badr '11 and Avery Miller '86 in the November issue of Northern Virginia Magazine. 

Considering Private School? The Benefits Aren’t Always... Read More

October 26, 2020

Madeira focused on mental health and well being

Madeira recognizes the importance of integrating robust mental health and wellness programming along with our ambitious academic program. Adolescence is... Read More

October 26, 2020

Election Preparation Programming Focuses on Proactive Community Discussion

With civic duty in mind, the nation has ramped up its activity and excitement over participating in our awesome democratic process and casting votes for... Read More

October 26, 2020

"We are all Madeira," Leadership program motivates athletes

Athletics worldwide may look a little different this year, but at Madeira, our students are still working hard, practicing every day, and taking part in... Read More

October 20, 2020

The Spectator - October 2020

The October 2020 issue of The Spectator, is now available. The paper features wide-ranging articles and opinion pieces from a number of Madeira writers... Read More

October 1, 2020

Madeira Seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Sydney Gu '21 and Elena Jochum '21 have been named 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced... Read More

October 1, 2020

Madeira History teacher receives University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award

Madeira History teacher, Larry Pratt, has been selected to receive The University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award. Students accepted into The University... Read More

October 1, 2020

Neshmeeya Abbas ’20 wins 4th consecutive US Squash Scholar Athlete award

Congratulations to Neshmeeya Abbas ’20, who received her fourth straight United States Squash Association’s Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2019-2020 school... Read More

September 28, 2020

Madeira Black Alumnae Affinity Sessions

Madeira has partnered with The Wells Collective to offer Black alumnae an opportunity to connect.

We are thrilled to offer two affinity gatherings for Madeira's... Read More

September 1, 2020

Parent Connection Series

During this time of remote learning, we believe it is critical to connect with our parent community. With that in mind, we have set up a series of six... Read More

July 20, 2020

Madeira Reopening Plan

We are eager and excited to welcome students back to campus - both in person and from a distance - for Fall 2020.

We have developed a comprehensive plan... Read More

June 15, 2020

Virtual Equestrian Open House

Join us for a Equestrian Open House, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. Register at madeira.org/virtualevents Don't miss the opportunity to virtually visit campus... Read More

June 10, 2020

Madeira Unexpected wins 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Award

Madeira Unexpected has been awarded a 2020 Gold CASE Circle of Excellence Award.

Each year the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards recognize hundreds of... Read More

June 4, 2020

Mary Faith Everman '20 awarded AFSA Merit Scholarship

Mary Faith Everman ’20 has been awarded an American Foreign Service Association Merit Scholarship for Best Essay. 

Participants were required to write... Read More

June 3, 2020

Closing Convocation 2020

The Madeira community joined together virtually on Tuesday, June 2nd, to celebrate the successful completion of the 2019-2020 school year. 

At Closing... Read More

June 1, 2020

The Spectator - Quarantine Issue

The 2020 Quarantine issue of Madeira' student newspaper, The Spectator, is now available

Read the online edition

June 1, 2020

Madeira Statement Regarding Racial Injustice

Madeira does not tolerate racism and stands in solidarity with all students of color against any acts of racism, prejudice, bigotry, or hatred.  

It is... Read More

May 14, 2020

2020-2021 student leaders announced

The results are in! The Madeira student leaders have been named for the 2020-2021 school year. 

The student government is voted in by all grade levels... Read More

May 13, 2020

Priya Batra ’20 earns Girl Scouts' highest award

Senior Priya Batra has earned a Girl Scouts Gold Award for her project on stress management and teen girls. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award... Read More

May 13, 2020

Students selected for Governor’s Schools

Teagan Dunbar, Heston Friedrichs, and Jess Newberg have been selected to attend the prestigious Governor’s Schools of Virginia.

Teagan Dunbar ’21 will... Read More

May 1, 2020

Spring Admissions Open House - Tuesday, May 12

Join the Admissions Department, current students, and families, via Zoom, to learn what makes Madeira special – our warm community, rigorous academics... Read More

April 30, 2020

Mod 7 New Co-Curriculum Offerings

While the pandemic prohibits the off-campus Co-Curriculum experience we all know and love, Madeira remains committed to keeping Co-Curriculum as a cornerstone... Read More

April 29, 2020

Madeira’s math team places 2nd in Virginia

Madeira’s Math Team placed 2nd in the state out of 57 teams and is the highest placing all-girls team in the State. The Virginia Mathematics League holds... Read More

April 28, 2020

Iona Volynets ’20 selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar semi-finalist

Iona Volynets ’20 has been selected as a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars competition and will advance to the final round.

From nearly 3... Read More

April 17, 2020

Snails Sign National Letter of Intent

This Spring, The Madeira School recognized four outstanding student-athletes on their commitment to further both their academic and athletic careers this... Read More

April 15, 2020

Carolina O'Leary ’21 uses clothing company to help healthcare workers

In 2017 Carolina O'Leary ’21 started a clothing line called ShortStory. Her line makes and sells a line of shorts for teen girls and the profits benefit... Read More

March 24, 2020

Virtual Revisit Days!

Madeira is bringing Revisit Day to you!

We have planned several live sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about community life, the... Read More

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Updates

Madeira is actively monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and will be updating this website to share information about the School's preparations... Read More

March 2, 2020

Snails Receive All-ISL Recognition

Wrapping up the Winter 2019-2020 season, Sofie Davis ’20 and Ruva Kiara ’21 earned All-Independent School League (ISL) honors for their respective sports... Read More

February 25, 2020

2020 Shakespeare Competition winners announced

Each year, Madeira participates in the English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition. Students first compete at a school-level competition... Read More

February 19, 2020

The Pirates of Penzance


  • Thursday, February 20 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 21 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 22 - 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for... Read More

February 10, 2020

Madeira students earn Karate promotions in Mod 4

The Madeira Karate Dojo is proud to announce the following promotions awarded on February 7, 2020. 

Roku kyu (two-stripe white belt):  Yingying (Jenny)... Read More

January 30, 2020

Michelle Zheng ’20, Victoria Yu ’22 win Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Madeira students Michelle Zheng ’20 and Victoria Yu ’22 have received 2020 Regional Scholastic Arts Awards. Michelle received a Silver Award her piece... Read More

January 28, 2020

"Madeira Unexpected" wins AVA award, hits 50K views

Madeira Unexpected has won a 2020 Platinum AVA Digital Award for Video Production.

The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes... Read More

January 24, 2020

2020 Miss Greenway crowned

A new year brings a new Miss Greenway! Miss Greenway is an annual contest organized by the Boarding Committee. Each dorm chooses a candidate to represent... Read More

January 21, 2020

Registration is Open: Girls First 2020

Experience the unexpected and become a Madeira Girl for two weeks this summer!

January 17, 2020

Athletics Recap: 1/6 - 1/17/2020

Check out the latest results from Equestrian, Basketball, Climbing, and Swim and Dive