News Archive - 2021

December 17, 2021

Season's Greetings from The Madeira School

Season's Greetings from The Madeira School!

We hope you enjoy our holiday video


December 10, 2021

Winterfest 2021

View performances from Madeira dancers, orchestra, singers, and visual arts classes at our annual Winterfest assembly.

November 17, 2021

How Co-Curriculum influenced the pursuit of a medical career

Diya Kallam ‘18 recently celebrated her White Coat Ceremony at The George Washington University and is excited about her pursuit of medicine.

Her path... Read More

November 12, 2021

Madeira teacher receives University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award

Madeira Math teacher, Glen Russell, has been selected to receive The University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award. An Outstanding Educator shapes... Read More

November 10, 2021

College Commitment: Michaela Joyce ’22 commits to Notre Dame

The Madeira School is proud to recognize senior Michaela Joyce on her commitment to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the fencing... Read More

November 9, 2021

Dean of Student Life and Culture authors chapter in scholarly journal

Kelli Perkins, Madeira’s Dean of Student Life and Culture, has co-authored a chapter in the book Becoming a Diversity Leader on Campus: Navigating Identity... Read More

November 5, 2021

The Spectator - October 2021

The October 2021 issue of The Spectator, is now available. The student paper features wide-ranging articles and opinion pieces from a number of Madeira... Read More

November 2, 2021

USPS honors former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham with a new stamp

Katharine Graham, Madeira class of 1934, is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a new stamp.

Graham, who took over as chairman and chief... Read More

October 19, 2021

Madeira Arts Presents: The Matchmaker - October 28-30

Fall Play: The Matchmaker

  • Thursday, October 28 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 29 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 30 - 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for... Read More

October 12, 2021

Athletics Recap - Week of October 4

10/5 Field Hockey vs. Holton-Arms (L 5-0)  

Field Hockey lost at home on Tuesday to Holton-Arms, 5-0. The first-year trio of Maya Eisenberg, Eliana... Read More

October 7, 2021

Virtual Back-to-School Night | October 13

We look forward to welcoming families for a virtual tour of your student’s Mod 2 schedule.

October 1, 2021

Madeira hosts Mercersburg for fall sports M Cup competition

Madeira hosted Mercersburg Academy for the seasonal M Cup athletics competition between the schools. Match ups included field hockey, soccer, volleyball... Read More

September 28, 2021

Madeira Athletics partners with Under Armour's Women of Will campaign

Madeira Athletics is excited to unveil a new, multi-year partnership with Under Armour Women through BSN Sports, naming the global performance brand... Read More

September 28, 2021

Madeira student advocates for climate change and HBCUs during Capitol Hill internship

Amanda Oliver ‘22 gained excellent experience during her junior year Co-Curriculum internship and impressed her office so much that she was invited back... Read More

September 27, 2021

Madeira ranked #1 Private High School in Virginia, among top 50 Best Boarding Schools in U.S.

The Madeira School has been named to a trifecta of number one rankings; #1 Private High School in Virginia, #1 Boarding School in Virginia, and #1 All-Girls... Read More

September 27, 2021

A Message from the Head of School

Dear Madeira Community, 

The new school year has begun, and the Oval is bustling with creative energy! Three hundred and thirty-four eager and enthusiastic... Read More

September 26, 2021

Madeira students host TEDx Youth event, “Defying Odds”

Madeira held its first TEDx Youth event, “Defying Odds,” featuring speeches by 10 students on topics ranging from digital technology to diversity to mental... Read More

September 24, 2021

Ashley Z. named 2022 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Ashley Zheng '22 has been named 2022 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) officials announced Ashley... Read More

September 20, 2021

Athletics Recap: Week of September 13

9/14: Field Hockey vs. Flint Hill, (L 1-0)

Field Hockey fell to Flint Hill, 0-1, with a goal scored by the Huskies in the last quarter. Goalie, Ava Stewart... Read More

September 17, 2021

Fabulous Family Friday

On October 1 the Madeira community will highlight the culmination of Mod 1 learning with a student-oriented, fun day of school spirit and fall activities... Read More

September 13, 2021

Athletics Recap: Opening Week 2021

Madeira Athletics has commenced the fall sports season! 

On September 7 with the Tennis team competing against Flint Hill School. Both JV and Varsity... Read More

August 17, 2021

Orientation & Arrival 2021

The Orientation 2021 schedule will provide you with a general outline of Orientation. The schedule will be updated continuously throughout the summer,... Read More

July 26, 2021

Summer 2021 Issue of Madeira Today available ONLINE

The 2021 Summer issue of Madeira Today is now available online.


July 20, 2021

2021 Arrival Dates

Please note the arrival dates for the 2021-2022 School Year:

July 14, 2021

Madeira junior published in John Hopkins Pre-collegiate Global Health Review

Junior Karmen Gill has been published in the John Hopkins Pre-collegiate Global Health Review. 

After investigating women's health and writing a... Read More

May 28, 2021

Webinar: Moving Madeira Forward

Please join us to hear about Madeira's campus master plan and the programs and possibilities in Madeira’s future. Head of School Gretchen Warner will share... Read More

May 26, 2021

Commencement 2021

On Friday May 21, Madeira awarded 89 diplomas to the Class of 2021. After the traditional processional to their seats with handheld bouquets of 13 red... Read More

May 19, 2021

College Commitment: Senior Commits to Colorado College

The Madeira School is proud to recognize Emma Faraon on her commitment to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the volleyball team at... Read More

May 18, 2021

The Spectator - May 2021

The May 2021 issue of The Spectator, is now available. The paper features wide-ranging articles and opinion pieces from a number of Madeira writers.  ... Read More

May 18, 2021

Closing Convocation 2021

The Madeira community joined in-person and virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to celebrate the successful completion of another school year.   

... Read More
May 12, 2021

Madeira students earn top honors on National Latin Exam

This spring, Madeira students sat for the National Latin Exam (NLE). The NLE is given annually to Latin students across the globe. Individual tests include... Read More

May 7, 2021

2021-2022 Student Leaders

The results are in! The Madeira student leaders have been elected and selected for the 2021-2022 school year. 

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

May 5, 2021

Watch Closing Convocation, Graduation, and Affirmation Live

Madeira is pleased to announce the live streaming of Closing Convocation, Affirmation, and Commencement.

Watch Closing Convocation: www.madeira.org/closingconvocation21... Read More

April 30, 2021

This week in Athletics - April 2021

Track & Field

The Madeira Track & Field team traveled to Episcopal High School on Thursday, April 22 to compete in the first meet of the season. The young... Read More

April 30, 2021

Installation of Gretchen R. Warner, 10th Head of School

On April 30, 2021, students, faculty, staff, parents, alumnae, trustees, and friends gathered - in person and virtually -  Warner 10th Head of School... Read More

April 26, 2021

Michaela Joyce ’22 competes for Team USA at Fencing World Championships

This April, Junior Michaela Joyce represented Team USA at the fencing World Championships held in Cairo, Egypt.

Michaela earned her spot on the 17 and... Read More

April 23, 2021

Madeira’s resilient, creative, hardworking, curious, and grounded students

Dear Madeira Community, 

As I approach the one-year mark of my tenure at Madeira, more than anything I am in awe about how remarkable our students... Read More

April 22, 2021

Moniola Odunsi ‘22 wins first place in NFTE World Series of Innovation

Junior Moniola Odunsi has been awarded first place in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) World Series of Innovation for her creation of Equally... Read More

April 21, 2021

Update on DEIJ Initiatives at Madeira

Throughout this year, the School has worked to ensure we are delivering on our mission for all our students, and particularly for those students who... Read More

April 20, 2021

Madeira's Head of School featured on Redesigning Normal podcast

Gretchen Warner, Head of School at The Madeira School, joins podcast host Andrew Southern for episode six of the podcast Redesigning Normal to talk about... Read More

April 16, 2021

Administration Team Announcements

Two longtime members of the School’s Administrative Team will conclude their tenures at Madeira this summer. Both have been extraordinary contributors... Read More

April 16, 2021

Madeira Tennis and Lacrosse compete in first competitions of 2020-2021

Madeira hosted their first athletic event in over a year on April 15 with a lacrosse game against Saint James School of Hagerstown, MD. It was a close... Read More

April 14, 2021

College Commitments: Senior athletes sign to Claremont McKenna College, NYU, and UNC Wilmington

The Madeira School is proud to recognize three senior student-athletes from the Class of 2021 on their commitments to further both their academic and athletic... Read More

April 12, 2021

Arts at Madeira Presents: Dance/Gate 2021

Please enjoy a collaboration between Gate, Madeira's literary magazine, and Madeira Dance!





March 29, 2021

MAD MENTORS: Madeira’s Co-Curriculum Office partners with the Alumnae Council to create mentorship program

One of Madeira’s key differentiators is our one-of-a-kind Co-Curriculum program. And for over 50 years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors have explored... Read More

March 29, 2021

Madeira Seniors named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

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

Over 1.5 million students were entered into the competition... Read More

March 18, 2021

Yoyo Song ’24 awarded Gold Medal in National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Yoyo Song '24 has been awarded a 2021 National Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Medal for her photograph Busy.

Students’ entries are judged blindly by... Read More

March 16, 2021

Save the Date: Installation of Madeira's 10th Head of School

The Board of Trustees of The Madeira School cordially invites you to view the Installation of our 10th Head of School Gretchen Warner 

April 30, 2021... Read More

March 10, 2021

Moniola Odunsi ’22 named finalist in The New York Times Multimedia Contest

Moniola Odunsi ’22 has been named a finalist in The New York Times Multimedia Contest for her poem The Unanimous Declaration of the NEGLECTED TEENS of... Read More

March 8, 2021

The Spectator - March 2021

The March 2021 issue of The Spectator, is now available. The paper features wide-ranging articles and opinion pieces from a number of Madeira writers.... Read More

March 1, 2021

Madeira student wins Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Ashley Zheng ‘22 has won a Scholastic Gold Key Award in Writing for her work “When 'Give Me Liberty’ Means 'Give Me Death’” and an honorable mention for... Read More

February 26, 2021

Madeira wins 4 awards at Model UN conference

Madeira’s Model UN team had a very successful weekend at the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) conference, taking home four awards... Read More

February 25, 2021

Madeira students bring awareness to water scarcity in Nepal and Haiti

Several Madeira clubs (Hands United, JAM, FOCUS, BSU, and WEARTH) banded together with MITRE Corporation and Wine To Water to host a compelling event this... Read More

February 25, 2021

Madeira Junior Conquers Capitol Hill...Virtually

The junior year internship on Capitol Hill is a staple of Madeira’s Co-Curriculum program. But what do you do when there’s a global pandemic? Go virtual... Read More

February 25, 2021

Black HERStory Showcase?

Our community celebrated Black History Month and the global black experience with the launch of the student created Black HERstory Showcase website! Students... Read More

February 24, 2021

2021 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 16, 2021

Madeira Arts Department Presents "Pippin" online - Feb. 19-20

Live online: February 19-20, 2021
Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

January 22, 2021

Yoyo Song ‘24 places first at International Music Festival

Madeira student Yoyo Song ‘24 won first place at the International Music Festival of Melbourne in the piano category.  

Yoyo began the contest strong... Read More

January 22, 2021

Madeira students win Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Victoria Yu ‘22 and Yoyo Song ‘24 have received 2021 Regional Scholastic Arts Awards for their work in several categories including illustration, photography... Read More

January 22, 2021

Madeira Students participate in Clean Water Project


Students in the Madeira clubs: Hands United, Judaism at Madeira (JAM), and FOCUS have come together to spearhead an effort with Wine To Water (WTW)... Read More

January 21, 2021

Sev Gurleyici ’23 creates app for NASA to navigate Moon

Sophomore Sevginaz "Sev" Gurleyici competed in the NASA App Development Challenge this past fall. Her team, comprised of local students, was named one... Read More