Why does a Madeira girl jump out of bed in the morning, excited to begin her day? It’s because, at Madeira, everything is designed around how girls learn best.

A leader and innovator in girls’ education, Madeira has re-designed academics to make learning active and experiential, joyful and personal.

Here, deep learning crosses disciplines, connecting STEAM with the humanities, language with the arts, classroom instruction with real-world experience. It’s an innovative, rigorous, and girl-centric curriculum that builds critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

What makes our academic program so successful?

Modular Schedule

Our personalized, college-like academic schedule incorporates three classes at a time, allowing for more focus on ambitious learning and retention.

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Our renowned four-year internship program gives every Madeira student experience in a community organization, on Capitol Hill, and in a career interest or passion.

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Incredible Faculty

Our teachers are subject experts and scholars who bring creativity and innovation to the classroom, creating courses found only at Madeira.

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Personalized Attention

Small class sizes, which average 12 girls, and a low 4:1 student-faculty ratio, make learning highly interactive and collaborative.

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Global Perspectives

Our diverse student body, spring break trips, summer exchanges, and international “learnerships” build girls’ cultural knowledge and understanding.

Diversity and inclusion


The result: Madeira girls are focused, not overwhelmed. Ready for college and prepared for life.

Meet the Academic Office

Academic Departments

With the freedom to design a personalized schedule that both challenges their intellectual comfort and best suits their interests, Madeira students become independent thinkers who graduate confident in their abilities and future plans.

This is a serious program for girls who are serious about learning – and love to have fun in class. Are you ready to explore a Madeira education?


View the 2023-24 Course Catalog