The Madeira School
The Madeira School (Virginia)
The Madeira School is a college-preparatory boarding school for girls in grades 9-12. Originally, the school was located in Washington, D.C. The current campus is located in suburban Mclean, Virginia. The campus consists of 34 separate buildings, most of which overlook the Potomac River.
There are more than 300 students enrolled in the school. More than half of them reside in dormitories on the school grounds. The fascinating history of the school includes tails of mystery and murder. However, it is the academic excellence which attracts international students from several countries. As such, the school has some of the highest enrollment of international students in the United States.
Its unique co-curriculum makes it mandatory for students to attend outdoor adventure program in the first year followed by community service in the second year. The third year is devoted to getting real-life experience with a Congressmen or Senator at the Capitol Hill. Students pursue an internship of their choice in the last two semesters.
At Madeira, every student is exposed to globalization including discussions on important international issues. Beside study-abroad program, Madeira students are regularly taken on trips throughout the United States, enhancing their appetite to absorb information from a multicultural perspective.
Associations & Organizations
- National Coalition of Girls' Schools
- National Association of Independent Schools
- State/Regional Independent School Association
- The Association of Boarding Schools
Students by Grade
Teachers on Staff
Photo Source: School's Website and/or Social Media Data Source: NCES: 00939414
Explore Boarding Schools in Virginia
St George, VA
The Blue Ridge School is an all-male boarding school located at the foothills of Shenandoah National Park in St George, Virginia. The…9 - 12All-boy194 Students30 Teachers
Founded in 1914 by Charlotte Noland, Foxcroft School is a college-prep boarding school and day school for girls in grades 9-12. Girls…9 - 12all-girl124 Students22 Teachers
Stuart Hall is a private coed school in Staunton, Virginia. Staunton is a town in Staunton County. Staunton County is home to…12coed315 Students57 Teachers
Fishburne Military School is a private all-boy school in Waynesboro, Virginia. Waynesboro is a town in Waynesboro County and Fishburne Military School…7 - 12all-boy136 Students21 Teachers