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Alumni

Dear Alumni,

Our annual alumni reunion is upon us, and this year promises to be the most engaging and exciting yet. Those of you who were able to make it last year (despite the weather’s best efforts) will be familiar with many of the activities that we have planned for this year, such as a scintillating game of Camosy Jeopardy or a game of mat ball against the current students and faculty. BUT, new this year, be sure to sign up for the Theory of Knowledge class with Mr. Childs.

Beyond these activities, we will also be including the alumni in some of the major projects that MCDS will be undertaking moving forward. The first of these is a lunch presentation of the school’s new strategic plan and what the facilities of MCDS will look like the the years to come. Luke Felker, along with select members of the board, will give a presentation that shows the proposed layout and schedule that will take MCDS to its next and newest chapter.

The second of these projects is the development of the MCDS archives, to which the alumni will be of immense help. MCDS has been keeping photos and other records of the school’s activities ever since it’s beginning, but we now have almost no way of identifying the subjects of the photos. Throughout the day, we will have a room designated to the preservation of the school’s institutional memory, where alumni can reminisce about former teachers and classmates, and help us preserve our history.

We hope that you will be able to join us this year, and I certainly look forward to seeing you. Sign up today!

Best regards,
Julian Pozniak ’10
MCDS Alumni Association President

 

Looking Back with Fond Memories and Moving Forward Prepared
With the class of 2014, MCDS graduated its eighth class, and our students report a smooth and successful transition moving from high school into the college or university setting.

Note from a Graduate
“I came to MCDS in eighth grade yearning for a new and more challenging educational experience. In my first year at MCDS I worked very hard, simultaneously making up for deficits as well as attempting to master the MCDS curriculum. Throughout the years, the teachers and curriculum continued to give me an education experience which was both enjoyable and challenging; this allowed me to reach my true potential. MCDS gave me a work ethic. The education provided not only the tools for cognition but metacognition. Outside of class, I made friends with people different from myself, which helped me to overcome the societal boundaries which so often are divisive elsewhere.

Madison Country Day provides excellent preparation for the future. Without any set-in-stone career plans, superior college counseling helped me choose a few select colleges to apply to. I finally chose Luther College, a liberal arts college in Iowa, where I will likely double-major in History and Religion. I also will sing in one of many choirs and participate in the selective Honors Program. Luther understood the value of an MCDS education and backed this up with a significant scholarship commitment. Luther reminds me of MCDS in so many ways, from the rigorous academics and the enveloping community, to the river running through the beautiful campus. I know I have chosen the best place for me to spend the next four years.”

Hans Eric, Class of 2010

The college advising program at MCDS is designed to assist students and families in identifying colleges and universities that will best match a student’s strengths, interests, and aspirations beyond high school. Our students have been accepted to top colleges and universities.

Click on the interactive map to view where our students are attending.


View MCDS Alumni Attended Colleges in a larger map

Please click here to read the speech from the Faculty Speaker at the MCDS 2011 Commencement.