Enter a course name, school type and location:

Boarding / Day High School for Girls in Washington DC Area

Contact Our School

The Madeira School, McLean:
The Madeira School is a girls' boarding school and day school, grades 9–12, located 12 miles outside Washington, D.C. in McLean, Fairfax County, northern Virginia. Designed for girls who are bright, curious, and independent, Madeira is committed to providing an exemplary college prepatory school education with summer and community programs as well as a global emphasis and a unique co-curriculum program offering off-campus internship opportunities for every student. The six dormitories at Madeira accommodate about twenty-eight students each. Over half of Madeira's students are boarders, and boarding life forms a vital and vibrant portion of life at Madeira.

Email: Contact us here     ( or request a callback ).

Why Choose Us?

Photo of Boarding / Day High School for Girls in Washington DC AreaOur mix of three hundred girls from twenty-seven states and sixteen countries enhances our community and expands our curriculum. Day girls benefit from friends from all over the world, planned weekend events, breakfast, lunch and dinner any day, and labs and libraries open on weekends.

Boarders get a local network of friends and their families, with all the riches of Washington, D.C, and a chance to become ever more self-reliant.

Every Madeira girl learns in a residential community of shared values, genuine friendships, rules, and high expectations. In classrooms, dorms, and in the dining room, the conversation is cosmopolitan, the discussion diverse. What Madeira girls have in common is curiosity, energy, integrity, and acceptance.

Mission :

The mission of The Madeira School was clearly envisioned by founder Lucy Madeira in 1906. She believed that it was both our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives that are of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.

At The Madeira School, we believe that the most effective and ethical leaders of tomorrow whether academic, artistic, athletic, political, social or professional will be those possessing a clear sense of self, of community, and the world, as well as a strong commitment to lifelong learning and social service.

Programs:

- Boarding and Day Programs for girls in grades 9-12
- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, science, math, fine arts, history and physical education
- College Preparation Courses PSAT, SAT and SAT II with Counseling
- Co-Curriculum Experimental Learning Program offering internships in business, politics, and social services
- Global Program with Cultural Trips
- Study Skills Center
- Technology Program
- Summer and Community Programs

Boarding :

Image of Boarding / Day High School for Girls in Washington DC AreaThe six dormitories at Madeira accommodate about twenty-eight students each. Over half of Madeira's students are boarders, and boarding life forms a vital and vibrant portion of life at Madeira. Most boarders have roommates, and many continue to live with that roommate each year.

Each school year every dorm elects several leaders, including head of house and assistant head of house, who organize dorm duties and activities. These students, plus another student government member, form a house council that works closely with the house adults to establish dorm rules, keep the dorm safe and comfortable, and act as friends and mentors to others. Each dorm also has trained student counselors to work with students who need support.

Technology on campus:
Every dorm also has its own technology center, called a CyberPod, that is linked to the campus network. Many students have laptop computers that can access the Internet through wireless transmitters. These transmitters are turned off during specific evening hours. Girls also spend time in the student lounge, a space where they can watch TV or movies, eat pizza or popcorn, play games, or just hang out. Dorms also have a telephone on every floor, which girls may use to call home.

Activities:

All students 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. While there are always impromptu activities taking place in the dorm, student leaders plan an activity for their dorm every Saturday night.

Some favorites include spa night, rhinestoning, making smoothies or pizza, movie marathons, and poker night. A few times each semester there is a campus-wide Saturday night activity like Karaoke Night, the Annual Scavenger/Trivia/Treasure Hunt, or Inner Child Night.

Email: Contact Us

Request a Callback

Address: 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-02-24 were from:

Toronto Canada, Canada;   Manassas VA;   Silver Spring,MD;   Bruxelles, Belgium;   Reistertown, MD;   and more.
Related Schools & Programs. Inquire to our admissions team today:
Oak Hill Academy
Courses / Programs
Oak Hill Academy is a non-military, Baptist-affiliated, co-educational boarding / day high school that provides college preparatory education for Grades 8-12, for both domestic and international students.

Nestled in the centre of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, we are approximately 1.5 miles from the village of Mouth of Wilson, Grayson County, Virginia, 80 minutes drive west of Galax and 45 minutes south of Marion, VA. We are easily accessible from interstate 77.

At Oak Hill, 95% of graduates go on to college, and we are fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. We accept year-round applications.

Since 1878, we have transformed the lives of hundreds of unmotivated students. Our safe, nurturing environment combines structure with self-reliance, and discipline with discovery. We offer challenging academics, small class sizes and attentive staff.

Our boarding school combines structure with self-reliance, discipline with discovery and a firm hand with a warm heart. Our curriculum challenges the brightest student and encourages those who are unmotivated or experiencing difficulty in their school setting.
Co-educational Boarding Program for Grades 8-12: We accept year-round applications.

- College preparatory education

- Subjects include: English, Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Business, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Non-Departmental Electives and Microsoft IT Academy.

- Oak Hill is an official SAT, ACT, and PSAT testing site (our international students go to a nearby testing site for the TOEFL several times throughout the year).

Also: SAT Preparatory course and Athletics program.
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Maryland and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Virginia Episcopal School, Lynchburg
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1916, Virginia Episcopal School (VES) is a college preparatory, coeducational, independent boarding and day school for students in Grades 9-12 located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg, Virginia and consisting of an intimate academic community of 200 students.

At VES, your friends will be from all over the country as well as the world! Our students represent eleven different states and eight foreign countries.

Our small student body allows us to maintain a tight-knit community of familiar faces. We maintain an average class size of 10-12 students, and the overall student-to-teacher ratio is 5:1. More than two-thirds of our students live on campus.

We are accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE), National Association for Principles of Schools for Girls (NAPSG), and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS).
Boarding and Day Programs for boys and girls Grade 9-12:

- College preparatory curriculum with seven honors courses and seventeen advanced placement courses including English, science, mathematics, fine arts, foreign languages, history, computer science and religion

- Sports Program

- Use of technology in classrooms
Fishburne Military School, Waynesboro
Courses / Programs
Located in Waynesboro, an independent city located within the confines of Augusta County, Virginia, Fishburne Military School is a military boarding school for boys in Grades 7-12. For 130 years, Fishburne Military School has aided young men to reach their full potential as scholars, athletes and individuals.

Here, students develop lifelong skills in leadership and self-discipline. By virtue of our distinguished Leadership Training Program (FLTP) as part of recognized JROTC Cadet Program, FMS nominates qualified seniors to U.S. Military Service Academies.

In addition Fishburne offers students a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with college prepartion courses such as SAT and ACT as well as AP courses.

Within the barracks with modern dorm facilities, cadets learn and grow under the 24-hour supervision of the staff. Fishburne offers a structured and caring environment for young men.

Our instructors are committed to every cadet's success. FMS graduates' enjoy a 100 percent college acceptance standard, attending many of the best universities in the U.S. We are accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Military Boarding and Day Programs for Boys in Grades 7-12

- Fishburne Leadership Training Program (FLTP) as part of recognized JROTC Cadet Program with nomination to U.S. Military Service Academies

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, U.S. history and government, world history or geography, fine or practical arts, athletics

- Advanced Placement Courses

- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
Blue Ridge School
Courses / Programs
Blue Ridge School (BRS) is an all-boys, college preparatory, private boarding school for Grades 9 through 12.

We are located 1 mile north-west of Dyke in Greene County in Central Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our school is situated 20 miles north of downtown Charlottesville, and approximately a 2.5 hour drive from both Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.

We serve young men who respond well to small classes, a structured environment and a strong sense of community. Our faculty challenges each boy to reach beyond his current level of performance and expectation to discover his potential.

The average class size is 8 and the average student load per teacher is 40. This allows teachers to give personalized attention and individualize teaching materials for their classes.

Our school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Boarding School Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College preparatory curriculum.

- Subjects include: English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, SAT / ACT Prep, ESL and Outdoor Curriculum.

- We strive to make our boarding campus a "home away from home."

- Additionally: Social activities, the arts, clubs, community service and athletics programs.
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
• THINK Global School (TGS) is a private, non-profit high school that travels the world, allowing students ages 14-18 years old the chance to study in four new international cities each academic year.

• TGS offers a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience centered around travel and cultural immersion.

• TGS students are competitively selected from all regions and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing over 25 different countries of citizenship, and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

• THINK Global School if fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS-WASC).

Current & Previous School Locations around the world:
• 2019-2020: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Australia, Chile, Italy
• 2018-2019: China, Oman, Costa Rica, Greece
• 2017-2018: Botswana, India, Japan & Spain
• 2016-2017: Canada, Morocco & Peru
• 2015-2016: Sweden, Bosnia & Italy
• 2014-2015: New Zealand, Costa Rica, Greece
• 2013-2014: India, Tanzania, Japan
• 2012-2013: Argentina, Bhutan, USA
• 2011-2012: Ecuador, Thailand, Germany
• 2010-2011: Sweden, Australia, China

"The collective energy that the students at THINK Global School possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
The school year consists of four terms, each held in a different country, where students have the chance to explore the history and culture of fantastic locations worldwide.

Features:

• Taught in small classes by friendly, dedicated and experienced teachers
• Student-driven instruction
• All subjects are inspired by the location, and are designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.
Updated: 2019-04-11
Updated: 2019-04-11