Press Releases and Published Articles

Madeira School breaks ground on STEAM expansion
Published in InsideNova, May 2022 (Read article)

Private girls school in Virginia is constructing a STEAM-focused facility
Published in American School & University, May 2022 (Read article)

The Rise of High School Internships
Published in U.S. News & World Report, January 2022 (Read Article)

Madeira athlete to attend Notre Dame
Published in InsideNova, November 2021 (Read Article)

Open Mic
Published in Independent School Magazine, Summer 2021 (Read article)

Madeira Grads Ready to Take on New Challenges
Sun Gazette, May 2021 (Read article)

Redesigning Processes & Rebuilding Community feat. Gretchen Warner, Head of School, The Madeira School
Redesigning Normal Podcast (Listen here)

Considering Private School? The Benefits Aren’t Always Just Academic
Published in Northern Virginia Magazine, November 2020 (Read article)

Madeira School plans ‘mostly live instruction’ starting Sept. 2
Published in InsideNova, July 2020 (Read article)

New Madeira School head looks forward to influencing girls positively
Published in InsideNova, July 2020 (Read article)

Departing Madeira School head looks back on decade of evolution
Published in InsideNova, May 2020 (Read article)

2015-2019 News

2019 News

How Private School Educations in NoVA Recap Long-Term Benefits for Students
Published in Northern Virginia Magazine, November 2019 (Read article)

Show grace under pressure, Madeira grads urged
Published in InsideNova, June 2019 (Read article)

Zebrafish Research Strengthens Students' Interest in STEM
Published in Georgetown University Medical Center Stories, April 2019 (Read article)

Madeira Senior Awarded Outstanding Delegate at Model UN Competition in Budapest
Published in Great Falls Living, March 2019 (Read article)

Not Your Average History Class
Published in Fairfax County Times, February 2019 (Read article)

Madeira Student Uses Internship to Improve National Security
Published in Great Falls Living, February 2019 (Read article)

Madeira School student's documentary explores Chinese tea culture
Published in InsideNova, February 2019 (Read article)

2018 News

Madeira School student's documentary explores Chinese tea culture
Published in InsideNova, February 2019 (Read article)

Madeira Senior Gives Spotlight Address at National Private School Leadership Conference
Published in Great Falls Living, December 2018 (Read article)

Madeira, an exclusive women's school is led by a Hispanic woman 
Published in El Tiempo Latino, October 2018 (Read article)

Madeira Senior Pursues Passion for Dance, Sophie Fouladi
Published in Great Falls Living, October 2018 (Read article)

Local students rally to reunite families separated at border
Published in the Fairfax Times, July 2018 (Read Article)

Madeira Celebrates Graduation
Published in McLean ConnectionJune 2018 (Read Article)

Full STEAM Ahead at Madeira
Published in Great Falls Living, April 2018 (Read Article)

The Madeira School, Ranked #1 Private School in Virginia
Published in Great Falls Living, January 2018 (Read the article)

2017 News

Summer at Madeira feature on Good Morning Washington: Watch Here

Madeira Celebrates 50 Years of The Co-Curriculum Program
Published in Great Falls Living, July 2017 (Read the article)

Athlete & Activist: Madeira Junior Skye Jannery-Barney is reigning Miss Virginia Teen
Published in Great Falls Living, June 2017 (Read the article)

New Madeira School grads ready to face the future
Published in Inside Nova, June 2017 (Read the article)

Cokie Roberts headlines powerful women and girls event at The Madeira School
Published in The DC Spotlight Newspaper, May 2017 (Read the article)

Madeira Track and Field finds success at state competition
Published in Fairfax County Times, May 2017 (Read the article)

Political Commentator Regales Madeira Students on Role of Women in History
Published in Inside Nova, May 2017 (Read the article)

Women Who Change The World: Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of The Madeira School
Published in Great Falls Living, May 2017 (Read the article)

As Head of one of the Biggest D.C.-area Private Schools, she's Leading the Next Generation
Published in Washington Business Journal, April 2017 (Read the article)

Five Madeira Swimmers receive post-season honors
Published in the Fairfax County Times, April 2017 (Read the article)

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock leads seminar to bring awareness to human trafficking
Published by Fox5DC 2017 (Read the article and watch the video)

The Madeira School: Home of the Best 5th Generation Synthetic Turf Field in America 
(Read the Case Study)

Making Employee Cybersecurity Education a Priority
Published in Building Technology Infrastructure for LearningU.S. Department of Education 
(Read the article)

Empowering Women is Key in Education
Published in Comcast Newsmakers, April 2017 (Watch the video)

Cokie Roberts to Headline Day-Long Public Event That Celebrates 50 Years Of Madeira’s Co-Curriculum Program
Published on AlexandriaNews.org, April 2017 (Read the article)

Madeira Senior Discovers Her Passion and Finds Her Voice
Published in Great Falls Living, April 2017 (Read the article)

Building a Real Life Resume in High School
Published in Great Falls Living, March 2017 (Read the article)

Raising Funds for Best Buddies
Published in Vienna/Oakton Connection (Read the article

Teachers Get Duct Taped for a Cause (Read the article)
Published in McLean Patch.com, March 2017

Building A Resume While in High School
Published in the Fairfax County Times, February 2017 (Read the article)

Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive Team remains undefeated
Published in the Fairfax County Times, February 2017 (Read the article)

Catherine Hall '18
Published in Great Falls Living, November 2017 (Read the article)

Shattering the Glass Ceiling of Philanthropy: The key to unlocking major philanthropic potential is to understand how and why women give
Published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Read the article)

Madeira School Ranked #1 Private School in Virginia
Published in the Fairfax County Times (Read the article)

The head of the Madeira School reflects on being a change agent
Published by The Washington Post Magazine (Read the article)

The Best Private High Schools in Each State
Published by MSN.com (Read the article)

2016 News

Brightview Great Falls, Madeira School Partner for Off-Campus Internships (Read the article)
Published in the Great Falls Connection, October 2016

Tackling Education’s Status Quo (Read the Article)
by Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School, The Madeira School, 2015
Published in Parents League of New York - Review 2016


2015 News

Test of Time Issue
Bethesda Magazine (Read Article)
Published November/December 2015 

Madeira School's Co-Curriculum Program Celebrates 50 Year(Read article)
Published on the NAIS website, Summer 2015

Press Releases

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. (Read the press release)

Raegan Thornton awarded National Merit Scholarship

Raegan Thornton, of Clinton, NC was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, which she will use to attend The University of Alabama Honors College on a full ride. Fewer than 0.5% of high school seniors receive any type of National Merit Scholarship. (Read the press release)

2017 College commitments

Madeira School athletes sign to MIT and Sarah Lawrence: Press Release


2017 commencement speaker

Madeira is pleased to announce that Sarah Hurwitz has agreed to deliver the keynote address at Commencement on June 2, 2017: Press Release

2016 Women giving millions to Madeira

Women Give Millions to Support All-girls Alma Mater (Read the Press Release)