Ben HebebrandWelcome to Madison Country Day School!

Selecting the best school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. Madison Country Day School is a choice available to your family as you consider which school best fits your children. We believe that the “one size fits all” approach is not appropriate for an endeavor as important as your child’s education and preparation for a meaningful life.

Our school is best defined by its community. As a fully accredited independent school, Madison Country Day School first and foremost distinguishes itself by the freedom to set its own course—as such, we purposefully have established a school community in which every child is valued for her or his individuality. Madison Country Day School is a student-centered school—a school where each child is truly known. This is first and foremost evident in the expert care and instruction our faculty delivers in a highly personalized yet focused school environment may that be the academic classroom, the athletic fields, the many fine and performing arts spaces, the nature-rich campus or the many field trip destinations.

Your child’s individuality is honored at our school by two core beliefs. Firstly, we believe that every child possesses an extraordinary capacity to learn. We are awed by the potential each child offers our community, may that be the local or global stage. Secondly, we believe a child’s effort is generally more important than ability. This implies that our teachers are focused on fostering a child’s motivation, fully well knowing that the greatest reward a child can experience is the moment a child jubilantly proclaims “I got it,” or “I did it,” or “I love this.” A good dose of intrinsic motivation is the foundation to a healthy confidence to work toward a great outcome—in our case, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, a globally accepted certification of excellence and achievement. It takes great teachers to provide such a foundation—and we have such teachers at Madison Country Day School.

Please accept our invitation to learn more about Madison Country Day School. In the pages of this website you will find an introduction to the school and other information about our academic community. I hope you will then want to visit our campus to meet the people who are Madison Country Day School.

I look forward to seeing you.

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—Ben Hebebrand