All students – boarders and day girls – can participate in off-campus activities each weekend such as trips to the local mall (Tysons Corner), McLean, Georgetown, mixers with other boarding schools, putt-putt golf, ice skating, and cultural events in Washington, D.C. A few times each semester there is a campus-wide Saturday night activity like Karaoke Night and the Annual Scavenger/Trivia/Treasure Hunt. Click here to see what weekend activities we’re planning. To get a sense of life at Madeira, check this site often.
The annual calendar of weekend activities features mixers with all-boys boarding schools such as Woodberry Forest and Georgetown Prep. Many Washington D.C. area high schools participate in activities like Model UN, coffee houses, and Battle of the Bands contests.
Madeira has its own fleet of mini buses that take girls wherever they need to go, whether it’s a run to Chipotle or a cultural romp through Washington, D.C.
No. Boarding students are not permitted to keep cars on campus.
The staff in the Dean of Students Office pairs students based on information they collect on a roommate form, which each new student fills out and submits after they enroll at Madeira. The form asks girls about their habits, interests, and favorite activities.
You get to choose your roommate after your first year. The Dean of Students staff matches first-year students based on common interests, activities, and habits.
Our Health and Wellness Center [LINK] has 14 beds and is staffed by three full-time nurses who are available on-call 24 hours a day when the Health and Wellness Center is closed. If you feel sick and cannot attend class, you will stay in the Health and Wellness Center under a nurse’s care. You will also be seen by a doctor if the matter is more serious, and a Madeira chaperone will drive you to that appointment.
Yes. Each boarder will have a bed, desk, lamp, chest of drawers and a closet. Dorms also have inflatable beds for guests.
Each dorm has a common room that houses a television and DVD player; a Cyberpod (a group of three computers hooked up to a printer and to the Internet); a small kitchen with two washers and three dryers for laundry; telephones; and a storage room for luggage.
Yes. Wireless Internet access is available in all dorm rooms. Note that the wireless transmitters are turned off at midnight on weeknights.
Yes! You may have friends spend the night in your room during the weekend, and there are inflatable beds in each dorm for them to use. Boarders commonly spend the night in each other’s rooms on Friday and Saturday, have day students spend the night, or have friends from home visit.
Day students frequently stay on campus with a boarder and take part in social activities on the weekends.
Day students form close friendships with residential classmates and often invite boarding friends home for the weekend.
Throughout the weekend, students may attend services at area churches, mosques, synagogues, and other houses of worship.
See the international student FAQ.