News Archive - Athletics

June 22, 2022

Brenna Broadus hired as Senior Pool Operator and Head Swim & Dive Coach

Brenna Broadus returns to Madeira after her time as the Assistant Swim Coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

May 3, 2022

A Fond Farewell for Long-Time Director of Aquatics, Rod Montrie

Director of Aquatics and Head Swim Coach, Rod Montrie, will retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. He boasts 31 years of service to Madeira beginning... Read More

March 1, 2022

Madeira Equestrian Wins IEA Regional Championship

The Equestrian team earned first place at IEA Regional Finals on Saturday, February 26. The first-place finish secures a spot at next month’s Zone Finals... Read More

February 28, 2022

Madeira Dive Team Earns Three Top 10 Finishes at VISAA State Championship

The Madeira Dive team placed three divers in the top 10 out of a field of 45 at the VISAA Swimming & Diving Championship this weekend.

The Snails had... Read More

February 28, 2022

Madeira Athletics Names New Varsity Lacrosse and Tennis Coaches

Madeira Athletics is thrilled to welcome two new coaches to the lacrosse and tennis programs this spring. Natalya Moody will be joining the lacrosse program... Read More

January 25, 2022

Madeira Swim & Dive Earns 5th Place at ISL Championships

The Swim & Dive team placed 5th in the ISL Championship last week hosted by The Madeira School and Stone Ridge School. The team came ready to compete as... 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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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 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 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 17, 2020

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

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

December 19, 2019

Madeira students earn Karate promotions

The Madeira Karate Dojo is proud to announce the following promotions awarded on December 17, 2019.  Promotions are based on proficiency of physical skill... Read More

December 13, 2019

Athletics Recap: 11/20 - 12/13/2019

12/7/2019 – Hazelwild IEA Show Results

Open: Tara M ’22 6th o/f 6th flat
Intermediate: Eliza C ‘20 3rd o/f (qualified) 2nd flat
Izzy M ‘21 4th... Read More

December 6, 2019

**SNEAK PEEK** Madeira Unexpected

 An original Madeira film produced by The Film Guys

November 15, 2019

Madeira Athletes receive All ISL Honors

Caroline Kaczmarskyj '22 and Lily Rathbun '20 receive All ISL Honors in volleyball and field hockey.

November 14, 2019

Snails Sign National Letters of Intent

The Madeira School is proud to recognize three outstanding senior student-athletes on their commitment to further both their academic and athletic careers... Read More

November 7, 2019

Snails make strides to the top

The fall season comes to a close with Varsity Tennis ranked seventh in the VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association) polls and Varsity... Read More

October 4, 2019

Athletics & Equestrian Recap: 9/21 - 10/4

09/29/2019 – Meadowbrook IEA Show

The Madeira School earned grand champion.

September 30, 2019

Madeira Volleyball Program Raises Over $1,000 For Dig Pink

On Friday, September 27, 2019, the Madeira Volleyball program participated in the 5th annual Dig Pink match in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the... Read More

July 1, 2019

Fall Sports Adidas Team Store Open

Fall Sports Team stores will be open starting Monday, July 1 and closes on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at midnight! The store is open to all!


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May 27, 2019

Snails receive All-ISL honors

Grace Frerichs ’20, Lily Rathbun ’20 and Julia Skrowronek ’21 were selected for the Spring All Independent School League (ISL) A Division team for their... Read More

April 17, 2019

Senior athletes make college commitments

Madeira seniors Meaghan Doyle and Trudy Painter have announced their commitments to play athletics at the collegiate level next year.

April 17, 2019

Madeira freshman wins silver at National Fencing Championships

Michaela Joyce ’22, earned a silver medal at the Division 1 National Fencing Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The annual elite competition includes... Read More

March 6, 2019

Winter Athletes Receive All-ISL Honors

Meaghan Doyle ’19, Sofie Davis ’20 and Cayla Williams ’21 were recognized as All-Independent School League (ISL) players for their respective sports.

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March 5, 2019

College Commitments for the Snails

Madeira seniors Sophia Bernstein and Julie Kenyon have announced their commitments to play athletics at the collegiate level next year.

February 28, 2019

IEA Riding Team wraps up regular season and heads to Regional Finals

Madeira’s IEA team has had a successful fall season, working hard and competing at IEA shows to earn individual and team points. The team earned a spot... 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 19, 2019

Madeira Swim and Dive take fifth at States, wins sportsmanship award

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive team concluded the 2018-2019 season placing fifth at the 2019 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA... 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

January 24, 2019

Athletic & Equestrian Recap: 1/1-1/18

1/12/19 – The Other Left Farm
Varsity IEA had a great show on Saturday, finishing champion overall!

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 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

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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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

December 20, 2017

Annie Newton '20 represents USA Lacrosse in Brogden Cup

Annie Newton ’20 will be traveling to Jacksonville, FL over the winter break to represent the United States in the Brogden Cup, a historic three day lacrosse... Read More

December 11, 2017

Athletics Adds Rock Climbing as Winter Sport Offering

Madeira Athletics added rock climbing to the list of athletic offerings for students this winter. Enrolled students will practice climbing at Sportrock... Read More

December 4, 2017

Madeira Equestrian Recap - Home IEA Show and Hazelwild Show

Congratulations to the Madeira IEA Team for winning Grand Champion at their recent home show and earning Reserve Champion at Hazelwild. 


November 27, 2017

Fall All-ISL Selections: Madeira athletes receive honors

Zoe Crawley '18, Sophia Bernstein '19, and Halle Johnson '21 were recognized as All-Independent School League selections in their respective sports, as... Read More

November 13, 2017

Madeira Equestrian Recap - Foxcroft IEA and Madeira ANRC Shows

Equestrian Teams Place First at the Foxcroft and ANRC Home Shows

November 10, 2017

College commitments: Senior athletes sign to Harvard, University of Kentucky and Texas Christian University

Madeira seniors Jacey Albaugh, Isabella Gati, and Maddie Heilbrun have announced their commitments to play athletics at the collegiate level next year... Read More

October 30, 2017

Madeira Equestrian Recap - Meadowbrook IEA and WIHS Regional and Zone Finals

Madeira Equestrian's Recap of Meadowbrook IEA and WIHS Regional and Zone Finals.

October 24, 2017

Madeira IEA Equestrian Team Earns Reserve Champion at Foxcroft

Congratulations to the Madeira Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Team for their Reserve Champion victory at the Foxcroft IEA Show October 22... Read More

October 23, 2017

Equestrian Team Has Strong Showing at WBTA

On October 14 and 15, the Madeira Equestrian team competed at the Washington Bridle Trails Association Horse Show. The Snails found success at the WBTA... Read More

October 16, 2017

Madeira Volleyball Raises Over $4,300 Through Dig Pink Match

The Madeira School volleyball program hosted its third annual Dig Pink match in partnership with the Side-Out Foundation on Friday, October 6, 2017. The... Read More

October 16, 2017

Equestrian IEA Team Places First Overall at Hazelwild Farms

In their first show of the year, Madeira Equestrian's IEA team earned first place overall in the upper school team competition at Hazelwild Farm in Fredericksburg... Read More

October 12, 2017

Neshmeeya Abbas '20 receives US Squash Scholar-Athlete Award

Madeira Varsity Squash athlete, Neshmeeya Abbas '20, received the United States Squash Association's Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2016-2017 season. The... Read More

October 5, 2017

Equestrian Team Finds Success at Swan Lake

The Madeira Equestrian Team competed at the Swan Lake Stables USEF Show in late September, and many Snail riders found success in the ring. Kelly Nance... Read More

September 28, 2017

Madeira Volleyball to Host 3rd Annual Dig Pink Match

The Madeira School volleyball program will host its third annual Dig Pink match next week to help raise support and awareness for the fight against breast... Read More

September 15, 2017

Madeira Swim and Dive Receives National Honors

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive team has been ranked 75th in the nation. Madeira Swim and Dive ranks 17th among all private girls’ schools in the country... Read More

September 14, 2017

Emily Cyrway '19 Places 7th at NCEA Junior Finals

Congratulations to Emily Cyrway '19 who placed 7th on Saturday in the NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Finals. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association... Read More

September 6, 2017

Madeira Athletics Holding Donation Drive for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Madeira Field Hockey and Volleyball teams will be hosting donation drives in an effort to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas... Read More

September 5, 2017

Madeira Athletics - Letter from the Athletic Director

Madeira Community,

It’s hard to convey the extent of my excitement for the upcoming school year. Since coming to Madeira, I have been impressed with how... Read More

September 1, 2017

Madeira Athletics Includes Leadership Development in Preseason Training

Madeira Athletics finished fall sport preseasons this week. Both new incoming and returning athletes competed on the field and court throughout a full... Read More

August 18, 2017

Athletics Releases 2017 Fall Sports Schedules

The Madeira Athletic Department has official released the 2017 fall sport schedules. Student-athletes will return to campus for optional preseason on August... Read More

May 30, 2017

Madeira Athletics Unveils New Snail Logo and Adidas Partnership

Shelly the Snail, the new Madeira mascot, was not the only thing that Madeira Athletics unveiled during the 2016-2017 school year. This past Friday, the... Read More

May 30, 2017

Madeira Athletics Announces End of Year Awards

Madeira Athletics held their annual Spring Athletics Assembly in the Chapel Auditorium on Friday, May 26, 2017. At the assembly, Athletic Director, Katie... Read More

May 26, 2017

Four Madeira Student-Athletes Receive Post-Season Honors

Congratulations to the four Madeira student-athletes who received post season-honors, following the conclusion of the spring seasons. 

Softball standouts... Read More

May 22, 2017

Equestrian Show Team wins at ANRC National Championships

The Madeira Equestrian Show Team wrapped up a successful season with several victories at the ANRC National Championships at Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg... Read More

May 21, 2017

Madeira Track and Field Finds Success at States

Madeira Athletics sent eight Track and Field athletes to the VISAA Championship Meet - Each of the eight athletes that competed for Madeira at states set... Read More

May 15, 2017

Emilija Platukyte '18 Goes Undefeated in Spring Tennis Season

Emilija Platukyte, a junior boarding student from Kaunas, Lithuania, finished the 2017 spring season a perfect 7-0 in the number one singles slot for Madeira... Read More

May 12, 2017

Athletics Recap - Weeks of April 24 - May 12

Emilija Platukyte finishes the season undefeated. The JV Lacrosse team finishes the season with a perfect 8-0 record. Lauren Grohowski earned more first... Read More

April 24, 2017

Madeira IEA team places 2nd at National Finals

In late April, five Madeira riders traveled to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington... Read More

April 20, 2017

Athletics Recap - Weeks of April 10-21

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

April 13, 2017

Five Madeira swimmers receive post-season honors

Congratulations to five Madeira swimmers who have received post season honors for the 2016-2017 season. 

April 12, 2017

College commitments: Senior athletes sign to MIT and Sarah Lawrence

Alexa Zartman-Ball '17 and Hannah Adams '17 announced their commitments this week to play athletics at the collegiate level. Zartman-Ball has committed... Read More

April 7, 2017

Athletics Recap - Weeks of March 27 - April 7

Monte Saunders ’19 (300 M School Record Holder) took first place in the 300 Hurdle and first place in the 100 Hurdle, scoring the Snails 20 points by herself... Read More

March 28, 2017

Madeira Lacrosse Competes at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando

The Madeira Lacrosse program made the most of the school's two week spring break vacation. On March 20, 2017, nineteen Madeira student-athletes and two... Read More

March 6, 2017

Madeira Equestrian Earns Spot At Nationals For Second Year In A Row

The Madeira Equestrian Team finished third at Interscholastic Equestrian Association Zone Finals over the weekend, earning a spot at the IEA National Finals... Read More

March 3, 2017

Madeira Karate Honors Senior Class

On Friday, February 24, Dr. Stacey Boyette honored the seniors students of the Madeira Karate Dojo with promotion and recognition.

February 27, 2017

Athletics Recap - Final Week of Winter Season

The last weekend in February marked the end of the winter season for Madeira Athletics. Madeira Swim and Dive competed at the VISAA State Championships... Read More

February 24, 2017

Madeira Swim and Dive Takes Third at States, Finish Perfect 9-0

Madeira Swim and Dive Finish third at the State Championship, and finish with a perfect 9-0 regular season dual meet record.

February 17, 2017

Big Finish for Mod 4 Karate

The Madeira Karate Dojo is proud to announce the following promotions awarded during Module 4.  Promotions are based on proficiency of physical skill,... Read More

February 17, 2017

Athletics Recap - Week of February 10-17

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

February 10, 2017

Athletics Recap - Week of January 30-February 10

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

February 7, 2017

Natalie Konerth '13 Selected for US Field Hockey National Development Squad

Konerth selected for the 2017 United Stated Women's National Development Squad.

January 27, 2017

Athletic Recap - Week of January 23 - 27

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

January 25, 2017

Madeira Swim and Dive Defeats Reigning State Champions, Achieve 7-0 Record

Madeira Swim and Dive Bests Reigning State Champs in Heated Battle

January 20, 2017

Athletics Recap - Week of January 16-20

Madeira Athletic's Weekly Recap and Look Ahead

January 13, 2017

Athletics Recap - Weeks of January 3 - 13

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

December 20, 2016

Madeira Karate Students Receive Recognition and Rank

Twenty students received recognition and rank in USA Goju Karate for their contributions to the Madeira Dojo. Throughout the term, students developed empty-handed... Read More

December 16, 2016

Athletics Recap - Weeks of December 5 - 16

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

December 2, 2016

Athletics Recap - Week of November 28 - December 2

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look Ahead

November 18, 2016

Madeira Athletes Named to All-State and All-ISL Teams

Three volleyball players and one tennis player were given league honors following strong athletic seasons. 

November 10, 2016

Madeira Volleyball claims ISL regular season and tournament crown

Madeira Volleyball Named Overall ISL Division A Champions

November 5, 2016

Athletics Recap - Week of October 29-November 4

  • Volleyball 

JV Volleyball at the Hopper Tournament 
JV Volleyball ended the season with a record of 11-2 entering the final tournament of the season... Read More

October 28, 2016

Athletics Recap - Week of October 24-28

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

October 24, 2016

Madeira Equestrians qualify to compete at the WIHS Regional Hunter Finals

Ava Brugger and Emily Avent qualified to compete at this weekend's WIHS Regional Hunter Finals at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

At the recent... Read More

October 18, 2016

Madeira Volleyball To Host 2nd Annual Dig Pink Match

MADVB Hosts the 2nd Annual Dig Pink Match to help support the fight against breast cancer this Friday at the Hurd. 

October 14, 2016

Athletics Recap - Week of October 10-14

Madeira Athletics Weekly Recap and Look-Ahead

October 14, 2016

The Snail Unveil - A New Madeira Mascot

The Madeira School debuted a new mascot on October 7, 2016, at the All School Meeting during Family Weekend. The “Snail Unveil” was kept under wraps throughout... Read More

October 11, 2016

Equestrian team opens season with 1st place finish

The Madeira Varsity IEA team started their season today with a first place finish at the Foxcroft IEA Show in Middleburg, VA.  Congratulations to all of... Read More

October 11, 2016

Athletics Recap - Week of September October 3-7

Athletics Weekly Event Review and Look-Ahead


September 30, 2016

Message from the Athletic Director

Katie LaRue

The Fall season is well underway and things are really exciting! The energy level is high as girls are having fun and teams are showing signs... Read More

September 28, 2016

Athletics Recap - week of September 26-30

Madeira Athletics Weekly Review and Look-Ahead

  • Cross Country

Cross Country at Landon Invitational
Olivia Levin (25:42), Lexi Gage (27:20), Emily Hamilton... Read More

September 24, 2016

Riding round-up - week of Sept. 19-23

Last week saw the Madeira Equestrian team in action at multiple venues.  On Friday September 23, Ava Bruger ’19, Emily Cyrway ’19 and community rider Emma... Read More

September 23, 2016

Athletics Recap - week of September 19-23

Madeira Athletics Weekly Look-Back and Preview

September 21, 2016

Strong start for Madeira equestrian program

The Madeira Equestrian team finished their summer season with a strong showing at the USEF Premier HITS Culpeper Horse Show. Emily Cyrway ’19 and her horse... Read More

September 16, 2016

Athletics Recap - week of September 12-19

This week we the Snails competed in two Playdays and 15 games, meets and/or matches. Read further for a complete recap of the week's results from volleyball... Read More

September 12, 2016

Athletics Recap - week of September 5-9

Madeira athletics weekly event look-back and preview

August 31, 2016

Snails named to 2015-2016 USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team

Congratulations to Kylie Jordan '16, Maddie Heilburn '18 and Izzy Gati '18 on being named to the 2015-2016 USA Swimming Scholastic All-America team. Swimmers... Read More

June 14, 2016

WIHS names three Madeira riders to junior committee

Jacey Albaugh ’18, Emma Bishop ’20, and Charlotte Burch ’17 have been chosen as members of the 2016 Washington International Horse Show Junior Committee... Read More

June 10, 2016

Field renovation underway

On June 2, 2016, Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Assistant Head of School Andre Withers, Board President Catherine Shraga ’70 and Athletic Director... Read More

June 9, 2016

LaRue and Gerrity to lead Athletics at Madeira

One need only to drive onto campus to see it is an exciting time of change for Madeira athletics. In early May, the School broke ground on a state-of-the-art... Read More

May 18, 2016

Snails plan to continue athletics in college

On Monday, May 16, the Madeira community gathered to celebrate five Snails planning to continue their chosen sports in higher education. Sue Cabot, athletic... Read More

May 17, 2016

Track team has record setting ISL performance

On May 13 and 14, Madeira’s track and field team competed in the ISL Championships hosted by Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD.

“It was an unbelievable... Read More

May 5, 2016

Varsity Softball bests Georgetown Day, 11-10

The top of the first saw Georgetown Day take the lead, 1-0. GDS started with a single and pushed across one run in both the third and the fifth innings... Read More

May 3, 2016

Madeira IEA team places in top ten at National Finals

Over the weekend of April 22, five members of the equestrian team represented Madeira at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals... Read More

April 28, 2016

Senior makes Division I commitment to play field hockey

On April 27, 2016 Kita Konerth ’16 committed to play field hockey for the University of Connecticut.

Since starting as a freshman at Madeira, Kita has... Read More

April 19, 2016

Catherine Hall '18 leads Snails to win over Bullis

An impressive effort by sophomore Catherine Hall hoisted Madeira varsity softball to a 23-12 win in six innings over Bullis on Tuesday. Hall rocked Bullis... Read More

April 18, 2016

Madeira Softball uses big third inning to beat St. Andrew's Episcopal

The Snails jumped out to an early lead on St. Andrew's Episcopal and captured a 19-5 victory on Monday. Fifteen runs in the first three innings allowed... Read More

April 15, 2016

Snails take first at Holton-Arms meet

On Tuesday, April 12, Madeira track and field journeyed to Maryland for a meet against Holton-Arms (the host), Georgetown Visitation, Holy Child, St. Andrews... Read More

April 8, 2016

Kylie Jordan '16 named All-Met Swimmer of the Year

Congratulations to senior Kylie Jordan for being selected as All-Met Swimmer of the Year by Washington Post. View the special section here >>

Kylie is... Read More

April 8, 2016

Great start for track and field

The Madeira track and field team has had a solid start to the season. Freshman Monteanna Saunders broke the 10-year-strong 300 hurdle record last Saturday... Read More

April 7, 2016

Madeira announces field renovations this summer

Madeira is excited to announce plans to upgrade and renovate our playing fields over the summer of 2016. The renovations include a full-size, cutting-edge... Read More

March 11, 2016

Winter athletics wrap up

The 2015-2016 winter athletics season came to a close at the athletics assembly on March 1. Director of Athletics Sue Cabot congratulated all the coaches... Read More

March 1, 2016

Madeira Equestrian Team wins IEA Regional Championships

February 27-28, 2016 – The Madeira Equestrian Team competed in the IEA Regional Championships over the weekend with great success.

Congratulations to... Read More

February 24, 2016

Madeira takes 3rd place at VISAA State in record-breaking fashion

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive Team concluded its 2016 season with a third-place finish at the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA)... Read More

February 23, 2016

Snails rise to the challenge on senior night

On Tuesday night, the Madeira Snails faced off against The Sandy Spring Friends School Wildebeests. This contest was a wonderful tribute to Madeira’s seniors... Read More

February 18, 2016

Madeira varsity basketball beats Sandy Spring Friends

February 18, 2016 -- The Madeira varsity basketball team marched their way to victory over Sandy Spring Friends School in a close match-up Thursday night... Read More

February 16, 2016

Madeira Karate Dojo promotes ten students

The Madeira Karate Dojo is proud to announce the following promotions awarded during Module 3:

Yon kyu (purple belt):  Maddie Clemente ’17

Go kyu (green... Read More

February 8, 2016

Swim & Dive place fifth at Metros

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive team took fifth place at the Washington Metropolitan High School Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, February... Read More

January 25, 2016

Strong showing for Madeira equestrian at Garrison Forest Show

The Madeira equestrian team placed third in last Sunday’s show at the Garrison Forest School. Congratulations to Emma Knisley ‘18, Lizzy Isacson ‘18, Karina... Read More

January 22, 2016

Swim & Dive Team wins 2016 ISL Championships

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team captured the 2016 Independent School League Championships on Thursday, January 21, at the Hurd sports complex. Madeira... Read More

January 8, 2016

Swim & Dive tops Holton Arms

The Madeira swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 105-81 win over defending ISL and Metro Prep Champion Holton Arms.

"I am really... Read More

December 17, 2015

Madeira Dojo Promotions for Module 3

The Madeira Karate Dojo continues to thrive with 16 girls participating during module 3.  Beginners learned the basic blocks, punches, kicks, and forms... Read More

December 14, 2015

Strong start to the Madeira swim and dive season

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team opened their 2015-2016 season with a decisive victory over The Connolly School of the Holy Child 140-57, on December... Read More

November 16, 2015

Madeira Equestrian Team secures place in post-season

Congratulations to the Madeira Equestrian team for winning their third show in a row!  Their win on Sunday in Gaines Hall secured a place for the team... Read More

November 12, 2015

Senior athlete makes Division I commitment

On November 11, 2015, Kylie Jordan ’16 signed a national letter of intent to swim for Duke University.

Kylie is on her way to becoming the most accomplished... Read More

November 6, 2015

Madeira IEA team wins second show

Congratulations to the Madeira IEA team for winning their second show of the season. Thank you to all of the parents, staff, and students for your work... Read More

October 22, 2015

Madeira students attend WIHS Barn Night

It was high-test fun on Thursday, October 22, when over 30 Madeira students descended on the Verizon Center for the Washington International Horse Show... Read More

October 19, 2015

Madeira riders place at WIHS

Madeira riders and horses spent the weekend competing at the prestigious Washington International Regional Horse Show at the Prince George Equestrian Center... Read More

October 15, 2015

Madeira Digs Pink

Madeira volleyball program hosted a “Dig Pink” game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer on Wednesday, October 14. Madeira fans sported pink... Read More

September 30, 2015

Madeira Equestrian Program has strong showing at HITS Culpeper horse show

The HITS Culpeper horse show was a great success with all Madeira riders earning wonderful ribbons the weekend of September 25-27. The highlight was Sunday's... Read More

September 18, 2015

Fall Season Update: The first two weeks in athletics

In fall sports, the Snails have had their first round of competition. Coaches and players are looking forward to exciting season. Here are a few recaps... Read More

July 21, 2015

Swimmers earn All American honors

The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association released its 2014-2015 all-American lists Monday, July 13, and four Madeira swimmers were recognized... Read More

May 20, 2015

Annual Madeira equestrian awards

Friday, May 15, 2015 participants in the Madeira equestrian program gathered in the Chapel/Auditorium foyer to celebrate another successful year. Friends... 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 8, 2015

Susan Cabot selected as Athletic Director

Madeira has selected Susan Cabot as its new Athletic Director. Ms. Cabot, who currently serves as Director of Athletics at Kingswood Oxford School (West... Read More

May 1, 2015

Track and field team hits their stride

After a promising start at the competitive Potomac Invitational on April 11 (finishing sixth out of eleven teams), the Snails met with Flint Hill, Sidwell... Read More

May 1, 2015

Rider earns IEA National Hunter Seat Final ribbon

Congratulations to Jacey Albaugh ’18, Charlotte Burch ’17, and Emily Leins ’17 for competing in the 2015 Interscholastic Equestrian Association National... Read More

April 28, 2015

Road closure

Beginning May 4, 2015 and lasting through June 20, 2015, the roadway behind the Hurd will be closed to thru traffic. This closure is necessary to facilitate... Read More

April 17, 2015

College athletic commitments

Seniors Stephanie Royer and Hanna Powers were recognized for their commitment to play at the next level during a ceremony on April 15, 2015. Hanna signed... Read More

April 15, 2015

Kylie Jordan '16 named to Washington Post's first team All Met

In the Sunday Washington Post All Met sports feature, junior Kylie Jordan was listed among the Washington Metro areas top student athletes making their... Read More

April 2, 2015

Madeira karate finishes in style

As part of the Winter Athletics assembly, the Module 5 karate class presented a demonstration including empty-handed kata, weapons kata, partner drills... Read More

March 30, 2015

Three Madeira riders advance to IEA Finals

Madeira riders who competed in the IEA Zone Three finals faced a long, cold, and at times snowy day, but the riders rose to the occasion against the best... Read More

March 12, 2015

Six Madeira riders move on to IEA Zone 3 Finals

Congratulations to our Madeira IEA team and riders who competed at IEA Zone 3, Region 2 finals, March 7-8 at Pickwick Stables in Sykesville, MD. Having... Read More

February 19, 2015

Swim and dive team breaks several records; places 6th at VISAAs

The 2014-2015 swim and dive season came to a close at the Virginia Independent School Athletics Association championship in Richmond, VA, February 14-15... Read More

February 16, 2015

Honorable visit for Madeira karate

Module 4 karate began with the Madeira dojo being honored by the visit of Hanshi Keith Teller on Friday, January 16, 2015. Hanshi Teller is a 10th degree... Read More

February 10, 2015

Snails return to Metros; place ninth overall

It has been several years since the Snails have competed at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships, and their return... Read More

January 30, 2015

Swim and dive team takes third at ISLs

At the Independent School League conference championship on Friday, January 30, the Snails placed third – just four points behind Flint Hill. Outstanding... Read More

January 8, 2015

Madeira Dojo promotions from Module 3

The Madeira Karate Dojo is proud to announce the following promotions awarded during Module 3

  • San kyu (brown belt): Julia Berley '15
  • Yon kyu (purple... Read More
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 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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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

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 18, 2014

Swim and dive team finishes fifth at VISAA Championships

Sophomore Kylie Jordan named outstanding female athlete.

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 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 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 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

December 6, 2013

Three senior athletes make Division I commitments

Seniors Ingrid Boyum, Paige Humphrey, and Madison White decided on Navy, William and Mary, and Brown respectively to continue their academic and athletic... Read More

December 5, 2013

Madeira sophomore part of national record-breaking relay team

Kylie Jordan '16, who is currently competing at the United States Swimming National Championship meet in Knoxville, TN, swam the third leg of a 200 freestyle... Read More

December 2, 2013

Snails take first at IEA home horse show

Madeira's first IEA home horse show, held on Saturday, November, 23, was a huge success. The Madeira IEA team were phenomenal hostesses, the horses looked... Read More

November 20, 2013

Swim and dive team wins season opener

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team opened their 2013-2014 season with a 92-78 win over the National Cathedral School.

Individual event winners for... Read More

November 19, 2013

All-Conference teams announced

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

  • Jaquelin Bishof ’15, volleyball
  • Paige Humprey ’14, volleyball
  • Brie... Read More
November 7, 2013

Results from Ridge Riders IEA show

Madeira riders traveled to Morgantown, WV for the Ridge Riders IEA horse show in at West Virginia University's Reedsville Riding Center. For the second... Read More

November 7, 2013

A close to a successful season

Varsity volleyball team finished the season ranked sixth in the VISAA state rankings, qualifying them for the state play-offs. The team traveled to Lynchburg... Read More

November 3, 2013

Fall Karate

During the fall trimester, 23 girls filled the ranks of the karate activity. Throughout the term, students learned strikes, kicks, sparring combinations... Read More

October 31, 2013

Results from Full Moon Farm ?IEA? Horse Show

Sunday, October 27, the Madeira's equestrian team jump-started their IEA season by winning a Reserve Champion at their first IEA horse show of the 2013-2014... Read More

October 23, 2013

JV soccer picks up win over SSSA

The JV Snails earned their second win of the season, beating St. Stephens - St. Agnes 2-1

October 21, 2013

Hanna Powers ?15 chosen as 2013 USHJA Youth Leadership Award recipient

The Washington International Horse Show recognized Hanna Powers for being chosen as the 2013 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Youth Leadership... Read More

October 17, 2013

Madeira volleyball coach notches 200th win

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Snails volleyball coach Kim Adams notched her 200th win with a big 3 to 2 win over Bishop O’Connell. Adams is in her 19th... Read More

September 24, 2013

Across-the-board improvement for varsity cross country

Saturday, September 21, Madeira’s varsity cross country team ran at the Mercersburg Invitational meet in Mercersburg, PA. Although it was predicted to... Read More

May 30, 2013

Two Madeira riders chosen for USHJA Emerging Athletes Program

Maddie Edwards '14 and Hanna Powers '15 have been accepted into the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Emerging Athletes Program. This is... Read More

May 30, 2013

Top ten Madeira sports moments of 2012-2013

Summing up an amazing year of sports is a hard task. So, Athletic Director Katie Lamade and Assistant Athletic Director Caitlin Williams narrowed it down... Read More

May 30, 2013

Madeira Karate ? Strong in Our Girls

On May 9, fifteen girls were promoted to their next belt level or received special honors in USA Goju Karate at the Madeira Dojo. Throughout the term,... Read More

May 30, 2013

2012-2013 Equestrian awards

At the spring athletic assembly on May 19, the equestrian program recognized the following riders:

Kat Adstedt '14, winner of the Riding Sportsmanship... Read More

May 21, 2013

Sucessful show for the Madeira equestrian team

Madeira riders had another successful weekend of showing last weekend at the Washington Bridle Trails Association Spring Horse Show. Their individual ribbons... Read More

May 20, 2013

Four Madeira athletes move on to the college ranks

These Snails are making haste for the next level of play.

May 17, 2013

Kylie Jordan '16 chosen as one of the nation?s ?up and coming? swimmers

Swimming World magazine selected Madeira freshman, Kylie Jordan for it's "Up and Comers" section.

May 17, 2013

Naaila Phoenix '13 places second at ISL/MAC Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to senior Naaila Phoenix who placed second in the triple jump at the ISL/MAC Track & Field Championship on May 10-11, 2013. She flew 35... Read More

May 17, 2013

Varsity lacrosse finishes third in ISL semi-final

The Madeira varsity lacrosse team finished their season with a tough 4-10 loss to National Cathedral School in the semi-final game of the Independent School... Read More

April 22, 2013

Chiara Marton '14 wins National Championship

On Saturday, April 20, the Madeira junior won the IEA JV Beginner Flat National Championship in Syracuse, NY.

April 19, 2013

Senior sets new school record in triple jump

On Saturday, April 13, Madeira Track & Field participated in the Woodward Relays at Georgetown Prep. The meet drew 43 teams from around the area, public... Read More

April 5, 2013

Kylie Jordan named All-Met Swimmer

Congratulations to Madeira freshman, Kylie Jordan for being named All-Met Second Team in women's swimming in the Washington Post. Kylie, who took first... Read More

March 13, 2013

Riders place third at IEA Zone Finals

The Madeira IEA equestrian team finished a terrific 2012-2013 season, with one rider making it to National Finals, at the Zone Finals in Chatam, VA the... Read More

February 27, 2013

Celebrating karate promotions and outreach

At the end of February 2013, the Madeira Dojo held testing and promotions for students of various ranks. During the winter trimester, students learned... Read More

February 25, 2013

Madeira Equestrian Team wins IEA Regional Championship

Congratulations to the Madeira equestrian team for winning the IEA Zone Three, Region Two Championship on Sunday, February 24. With their win, the team... Read More

February 19, 2013

Freshman Kylie Jordan led swim and dive team at State Championship

Madeira had a strong showing at the 2013 Virginia Independent Schools’ State Swim and Dive Championships held on February 15-16 in Richmond, VA. The team... Read More

February 14, 2013

Success for riders at the final regular season horse show

Saturday, February 9, Madeira IEA team riders earned top ribbons and ended their regular season placing third out of 12 teams at the Greenway IEA show... Read More

February 12, 2013

Rally for the Snails!

As the winter sports season winds down and play-offs begin, students gathered in the Hurd for a pep rally on Monday, February 11. With Mr. Withers as MC... Read More

February 8, 2013

Swim and dive team finishes regular season 7-1

The Madeira swim and dive team finished their regular season with a 103-83 win over rival Georgetown Visitation on February 5, 2013.

“This was a big win... Read More

February 5, 2013

Riders place third at second Garrison Forest IEA show

On Sunday, February 3, Madeira's IEA team riders braved the elements and finished a very strong third overall against 12 teams. Special congratulations... Read More

January 28, 2013

Swim and dive team tie for third at ISL Championship

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 Madeira hosted the swimming component of the 2013 Independent School League (ISL) Swim and Dive Championship Meet. The dive... Read More

January 28, 2013

JV basketball tops Episcipal 36-30

Madeira JV basketball defeated Episcopal 36-30, led by the 12 points of high-scorer Calli Zarpas '14. Trailing by one at halftime, the Snails defense shut... Read More

January 25, 2013

Riders place sixth against competitive field

Nearly 200 competitors from 18 teams competed on Sunday, January 20 at the Garrison Forest School in Maryland. Madeira riders held their own and finished... Read More

January 15, 2013

Madeira riders gallop to victory!

On Saturday, January 12, the Madeira equestrian program hosted 11 visiting teams with more than 80 riders. Madeira riders had success in every division... Read More

December 17, 2012

Madeira IEA team qualifies for regional finals

Congratulations to the Madeira IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) team as they have qualified to advance to the IEA regional finals to be held... Read More

December 6, 2012

Holiday IEA Show at the stables

The Snails showed off their best on multiple levels inside and outside of the ring on Sunday, December 1, 2012. It was a wonderful show and the indoor... Read More

December 3, 2012

Madeira and Excel Academy partner to provide young girls the positive benefits of athletics

In part, the mission of the Excel Academy, a Washington, D.C. public charter school for girls in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, is to develop the... Read More

November 29, 2012

Madeira girls continued to thrive in the karate activity program

Twenty-one new and returning trainees filled the ranks for the fall trimester. Throughout the term, students learned a variety of strikes utilizing elbows... Read More

November 27, 2012

Madeira rider qualifies for IEA Regional Championships

On Sunday, November 18, the IEA team competed at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. The team finished third overall. Sophomore rider Hannah Powers led... Read More

November 26, 2012

All-ISL and All-State players selected

Winter athletic seasons have officially begun, but before we dive (no pun intended, swim and dive team) into the winter games, we would like to congratulate... Read More

November 11, 2012

Katharine Jiang and Sophie Shah won double #3 championship at the ISL Division A tournament

Congratulations to Katharine Jiang '15 and Sophie Shah '14 who defeated the Holy Child team 10-2 to win the ISL Division A Doubles #3 tournament. The Madeira... Read More

November 11, 2012

Madeira riders maintain stride

On Saturday, November 2, 2012, Madison Edwards ’14 and her horse Verraux swept the Open Hunter and Children/Adult Equitation divisions at the Washington... Read More

November 11, 2012

Varsity volleyball finishes second in the Independent School League (ISL) AA Division

Varsity volleyball once again had an impressive season. This is the third consecutive year the team has been seeded in the top two of the ISL AA division... Read More

October 9, 2012

Hanna Powers to be featured in Washington Post

Hanna Powers ’15, this year’s Youth Ambassador for the Washington International Horse Show, will be featured in the Washington Post in the Kids Post section... Read More

September 26, 2012

Konerth over time goal clinches varsity field hockey win

In a close home game yesterday, Varsity Field Hockey defeated Mercersburg 2-1 in OT. After an early goal by Mercersburg, Amanda Jaeger '14 put the first... Read More

September 18, 2012

Nadia Nobrega ’14 receives honors at the USAIGC Rhythmic Gymnastics Nationals Posted September 18, 2012

In June 2012, Nadia Nobrega of Arlington, Virginia, participated at the United States Association of Independent Gymnastic Clubs (USAIGA) national competition... Read More

September 5, 2012

MAD cross country wins Flint Hill Invitational

In their first meet of the season, the varsity x-country team won the Flint Hill Invitational. Natalie ElSawy, Annalena Kill, and Sophie Luwis finished... Read More

July 26, 2012

Snail lacrosse stands out at nationals

Bri Curran ‘15, Ingrid Braun ‘15, and Ingrid Boyum ‘14 made their presence known this summer at the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament in Orlando, Florida... Read More

June 27, 2012

Hanna Powers '15 named youth ambassador for Washington International Horse Show

Hanna Powers will be the Youth Ambassador for the 2012 Washington International Horse Show that is held annualy in October. Hanna was selected to serve... Read More

May 24, 2012

Big finish for spring karate

Spring karate drew to a close with two big events. On May 7, the Madeira Dojo hosted Senpai Neil Teller, assistant instructor from the Gainesville Dojo... Read More

May 23, 2012

Charlotte Heffelmire '15 sets school record at VISAA State Championship Track and Field Meet

Madeira freshman and pioneering pole vaulter, Charlotte Heffelmire, set the school record at the VISAA State Championship Track and Field meet May 19.... Read More

May 23, 2012

Madeira Glee participated in Music in the Parks Festival

Madeira Glee participated in Music in the Music in the Parks Festival on Saturday, May 19. They scored a Superior rating for their performance of Siyahamba... Read More

May 15, 2012

Breanna Atkinson '12 selected to US Womens Junior Training Team

Breanna Atkinson '12 was named to the 2012 US Womens Junior National training team (WJNTT). The top top 23 players in the USA were selected for this team... Read More