News Archive - Alumnae

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 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

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

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

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

December 6, 2019

**SNEAK PEEK** Madeira Unexpected

 An original Madeira film produced by The Film Guys

July 17, 2019

Read the 200th issue of Madeira Today!

The 200th issue of Madeira Today is now available!

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May 16, 2019

Author Julia Reed '78 to be 2019 commencement speaker

The Madeira School will welcome Julia Reed ’78 as the 2019 commencement speaker. 

Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun magazine, where... Read More

February 26, 2019

All-ACC Honors for Kylie Jordan '16

Madeira Swim and Dive record holder, Kylie Jordan competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro... Read More

February 25, 2019

Reunion Weekend 2019

Registration is open for Reunion Weekend 2019!

Head back to campus  for weekend-long celebration honoring the classes ending in 4 and 9! Gather as a class... Read More

February 12, 2019

Madeira Alumna Named ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Week

Former Madeira Swim and Dive standout, Kylie Jordan ’16 put on a record breaking performance at the 2019 Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational hosted by The... 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

October 11, 2017

Madeira Alumnae Participate in STEAM Panel for Open House

Four Madeira alumnae returned to campus to participate in a panel on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) for the first Admissions... Read More

August 27, 2017

Read the latest issue of Madeira Today

The Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Madeira Today is available online.

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July 31, 2017

Madeira alumna plays Hardball this summer

She may have only graduated in 2015 but Anna McMahon is already using her experience from Madeira’s signature Co-Curriculum program to secure sought after... Read More

January 12, 2017

Registration is now open for all Summer at Madeira programs

Registration is now open for all Summer at Madeira programs.

We have something for the whole family, all summer long. View our Programs by Category, ... Read More

April 4, 2016

Camp Greenway recognized as best summer camp

Thanks to Posh Seven for selecting Camp Greenway to their 2016 Best of Kids Awards list for "Best Day Camp."

For over 42 years, Camp Greenway has provided... Read More

March 30, 2016

Spring Sports Opener

Calling all alumnae, parents, and fans: Come cheer on the Snails at Spring Sports Opening Day! Home games:

4:15 p.m.
Varsity Lacrosse v. Holton Arms
Varsity... Read More

March 11, 2016

The Madeira Fund announces Red-White Challenge

Red and White teams are challenging YOU! Here is your chance to make this year’s Red and White competition even more exciting while helping to proclaim... Read More

December 31, 2015

In Memoriam: Stan Young

The Madeira community mourns the loss of longtime employee Stan Young. Stanley T. "Buddy" Young, Jr., 71, of Bristow, VA, passed away on December 28, 2015... Read More

December 26, 2015

In Memoriam: Darren Bell

The Madeira community mourns the loss of former employee, Darren Bell.

December 15, 2015

All School Meeting with Emi Kolawole '00

At the December 11th All School Meeting the students were lucky enough to hear from Emi Kolawole, a class of 2000 graduate. Emi is a multi-media professional... Read More

December 14, 2015

Save the Date for College Counseling Day

The annual school-wide college program will be on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Families will begin their day in the auditorium for an All School Meeting... Read More

December 4, 2015

Girls First! registration is now open

Girls First! at Madeira is a summer camp for girls entering grades 7-10. Girls enjoy a fun academic learning environment combined with a daily girl-centered... Read More

December 4, 2015

More about Madeira Alumnae in STEAM

In the 2015Fall/Winter issue of Madeira Today, six alumnae making a difference through STEAM careers were profiled.

December 3, 2015

Alumna to speak at National Geographic

Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale’s '89 will speak at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2015. Her work and stories will be... Read More

December 1, 2015

In Memoriam: Leslie Thompson

The Madeira community mourns the loss of a dear colleague. Leslie Thompson, long-time director of communications for Camp Greenway and manager of the school... Read More

November 6, 2015

Ensign Lauren Rarick '07 speaks at Veteran's Day ASM

Lauren Rarick ‘07 spoke to the Madeira community at the Veteran's Day All School Meeting on November 6. Lauren Rarick graduated from The Madeira School... Read More

October 30, 2015

Julia Reed '78 recounts her time at Madeira and career path

At the All School Meeting, Friday, October 23, the ever-entertaining and unguarded Julia Reed spoke to students about her time at Madeira and her professional... Read More

October 5, 2015

Finish In Style clothing event

Each year, the junior class heads to Capitol Hill for their Co-Curriculum placements. Each student spends 5 weeks working in a House or Senate office.... Read More

October 2, 2015

Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles '07 Speaks at All School Meeting

Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles '07 spoke to an engaged student body Friday morning about her love of the outdoors and how her Co-Curriculum experience at Madeira... Read More

September 11, 2015

All School Meeting with Dr. Courtney Cowart '78

“There is a better future that wants to emerge through you, individually and collectively." - Dr. Courtney Cowart

June 15, 2015

2015 PINK Award

The fourth annual PINK Award was given to Anne Forrest Butler ’18. Anne, who is from Charlotte, NC, will use the award money to pursue an internship with... Read More

June 5, 2015

Celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2015

The 2015 Commencement Ceremony was held on a sunny morning, Friday, May 29. Ms. Marcia Marsh, chief operating officer of the World Wildlife Fund, was the... Read More

May 15, 2015

Sophomore cherry tree dedication

The class of 2017 gathered at the pathway between East and Schoolhouse I on April 13, 2015 for a short ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. Through... Read More

May 14, 2015

Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame induction

April 24, 2015 marked the inaugural induction of members to The Madeira School Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominees, honored guests, and Reunions Weekend attendees... Read More

May 1, 2015

Mary Herridge named Director of Enrollment Management

Mary Herridge has been named Director of Enrollment Management for Madeira. Ms. Herridge, who currently serves as Madeira’s Associate Director of Admission... Read More

February 27, 2015

Alice Rivlin '48 engages students at ASM

Madeira welcomed economist Alice Rivlin, class of 1948, as our All School Meeting speaker on Thursday, February 19. History teacher and alumna Anne Kristol... Read More

February 12, 2015

Join Madeira for "Anything Goes"

Escape the everyday on a trans-Atlantic cruise. With top-notch lounge singers, wealthy heiresses, and second-rate mobsters on the loose, you’re never sure... Read More

January 30, 2015

Madeira welcomes Alice M. Rivlin

On February 19, 2015 Madeira welcomes Alice M. Rivlin, class of 1948 as our special All School Meeting guest speaker. Ms. Rivlin was the first woman to... Read More

January 28, 2015

Allison Kalloo '83 gives a powerful speech during the MLK All School Meeting

January 16, 2015, Allison Kalloo ’83 took to the stage to share her story for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day All School Meeting.

As founder and CEO of... Read More

January 22, 2015

Seniors present their Co-Curriculum capstones on EduCase Day

January 9, 2015, Madeira seniors who had their five-week internship during Module 3, presented their capstone projects during the EduCase Day. For their... Read More

January 16, 2015

Madeira alumna, Rory Kennedy?s film nominated for Academy Award ®

“Last Days in Vietnam” was produced and directed by Rory Kennedy, Madeira class of 1987. The film, which has been nominated for an Academy Award ® for... 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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 3, 2014

Finishing in style

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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.

December 29, 2012

Remembering Former Headmistress Jean Harris

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Jean Harris, Headmistress of Madeira from 1977 to 1980. She was a part of Madeira's history and made substantial... Read More

December 19, 2012

Sue Khim '04 listed as one of Forbes "30 under 30"

Sue Khim '04 is the co-founder and CEO of Brilliant, a new tool for STEM students that presents them with challenging problems based on their performance... Read More

December 14, 2012

Jenny Schretter '02 on Fox News

Jenny Schretter '02 was featured on Fox News with a spotlight on her jewelry line Kolton. J.

December 6, 2012

Mika Brzezinski '85 and Julia Reed '78 discover their common bond: Madeira

Madeira alumnae Julia Reed and Mika Brzezinski find out that they both went to Madeira on Morning Joe on December 6, 2012. 

November 11, 2012

Melanie Dunea '89 speaks at All School Meeting and Washington, D.C. Alumnae Council reception

Likando Kumoyo '13 introduced Melanie Dunea '89 at the All School Meeting (ASM) on Friday, October 19. Melanie spoke about her work as a portrait photographer... Read More

November 11, 2012

Amanda Travers Nisbet '82 publishes her first book

Amanda Travers Nesbit '82 released her first book, Dazzling Design (Archivia Books) in September 2012. Drawing from her years of experience in the interior... Read More

May 30, 2012

Closing Convocation

Friday, May 25, 2012 members of the Madeira Community gathered to celebrate the close of another school year, celebrate faculty and staff members for their... Read More