This week during their study hall periods, the fifth graders at MCDS have been learning about how to have productive discussions. Led by Mr. Stenroos and Mrs. Kendrick, students have focused on roles in a discussion, levels of engagement, how and when to speak, using hand signals instead of interrupting, questioning techniques, conversation starters, and … Continue reading The Process of Learning
Be an athletic supporter! Join us for the Seventh Annual Rocky’s Fun Run on October 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. All of the proceeds directly support MCDS athletic teams and clubs with coaching development, equipment, and uniforms. Participants have the option of completing the one mile BLUE course or the 2.7 mile WHITE course. Participants … Continue reading Join us for the Seventh Annual Rocky’s Fun Run!
Under the creative leadership of Academic Technology Director Frank Devereaux and Educational Assistant Cathy Wendt, MCDS Lower School students are kicking off the second year of Tinker classes. Meeting in the MCDS Lower School Tinker classroom, students are encouraged to apply several character traits of the IB Learner Profile to creative construction projects. Traits such … Continue reading MCDS Lower School Tinker Time kicks off its second year
Madison Country Day School opens the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 27. All 450 students and their parents are invited to ring in the new school year at 8 a.m., following the tradition of new faculty and staff along with the Head of School ringing a traditional school bell. The first day of school also features our … Continue reading Ring in the new school year with us!
Join us for the fifth annual MCDS Prairie Hawk Open on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Blackhawk Country Club. The scramble format allows beginners and experienced golfers to play together. There will be hole prizes, refreshments, and a fun silent auction to follow. Registration includes: Lunch 11 a.m. 18 holes with golf cart 12 p.m. … Continue reading Join us for the fifth annual Prairie Hawk Open
On Thursday, May 10, at 2:45 p.m. Madison Country Day School (MCDS) will host a special book discussion with published author Erin Miller, MCDS Class of 2011. Miller will discuss her book, Wisconsin’s 37: The Lives of Those Missing in Action in the Vietnam War. The book discussion will be held in conjunction with … Continue reading MCDS to host book discussion with published alumna and Wisconsin Veterans Museum traveling exhibit
The middle school acting company and high school production team at Madison Country Day School’s Theatre Department are thrilled to announce the spring musical production, Crazy For You. This Tony award-winning show with a nod to the golden age of Broadway is a zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy. Crazy For You tells the story of young … Continue reading Madison Country Day School Presents Crazy For You
The Wisconsin High School Music Theater Awards (formerly The Tommy’s) are designed to “encourage, recognize, and honor excellence in musical theater.” MCDS is proud to have 14 nominations for The Drowsy Chaperone. The results will be announced at the televised award show held at Overture center in June. MCDS Theater Director James Wagoner commented on … Continue reading Nominations announced for The Drowsy Chaperone
The MCDS Music Department presents three concerts as part of their Winter Concert Series. Director of Bands Jon Schipper stated, “These concerts are the culmination of several months of work and the students are ready to showcase their talents.” The lower school concert will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 6 p.m. and will … Continue reading Madison Country Day School Announces Winter Concert Series
“Yes, tests do matter, says Ben Hebebrand, Head of School at Madison Country Day School, a college preparatory school located on River Road in Waunakee. But character is the foundation that puts forth one’s best effort to perform at high levels – habits of mind and heart that lead to great performance in any endeavor … Continue reading All About Living features Head of School Ben Hebebrand
MCDS Theater Presents The Drowsy Chaperone – a musical comedy. The show will be performed at the Verona Area Community Theater (103 Lincoln St, Verona, WI 53593) on November 10 at 7:00 p.m. and November 11 at both 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Tickets are available here … Continue reading The Drowsy Chaperone theater performance this weekend
MCDS is now a Tommy school. The Tommy Awards are South-Central Wisconsin’s High School Musical Awards program that encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater. Through this valuable program, MCDS High School theater participants and their productions receive valuable feedback from educators and industry professionals.
The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program has announced recipients of the 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals. Crystal, MCDS Class of 2017, has been awarded the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Initiative Scholar award for 2017. According the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation news release, … Continue reading MCDS Student Earns Kohl Foundation Scholarship
Having an impressive ACT composite average of 29, our MCDS Class of 2017 approaches commencement with a banner year of successful college admissions. Their choices include highly selective colleges and universities such as Cornell, Washington University at St. Louis, Brandeis, Barnard, Occidental, Emory, Bates, and Middlebury among others (see full list here). In addition, our … Continue reading Join us at commencement
Madison Country Day School is saddened to hear of the recent passing on Thursday, March 9, 2017, of Mr. John Frautschi, father of the school’s founder, Kip Frautschi. John, along with his family, was a generous benefactor to MCDS in its beginning years. Mr. Frautschi’s investments in local arts and education touched the lives of … Continue reading In memoriam: John Frautschi
Enjoy watching our hard-working Middle School and High School actors during a wonderful show on April 21 (7–9 p.m.) or April 22 (3–5 p.m. or 7–9 p.m.) at the Hemsley Theater at UW-Madison. Each show is limited to 130 seats, and tickets must be ordered in advance. Peter and the Starcatcher is an imaginative, swashbuckling, and … Continue reading Peter and the Starcatcher
Join us for two fun performances of our Lower School play, Press Start, on Friday, April 28. Press Start transports us inside the bright, pixelated world of video games. When the famous characters we know and love run out of lives, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser that will help them raise gold … Continue reading Press Start
Fantabulous Banana (Jake and Celia) had a strong showing in their third appearance in the Japan Bowl Team Omochi (Stella and Drew) came in 1st in Level 4 and Scooby Snacks (Tarek Hamdan, Emily and Eli) came in 1st place in Level 2 The Hash Slinging Slashers (Matt, Carl, and Lucas) came in 1st place … Continue reading Omedeto (congratulations) to the Wisconsin State Japan Bowl Participants!
Foster a lifelong love of learning in an inspiring environment where each child is truly known. Learn more at the Madison Country Day School (MCDS) Open House on January 28 from 9 to noon. Meet faculty, tour the Madison Country Day School campus, and talk to current parents and students. * Pre-K through grade 12 * Financial … Continue reading MCDS Winter Open House
Fine Arts Week is January 23-27. The week will open on Monday, January 23, with a school wide Art Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Come view the beautiful artwork, enjoy a snack, and participate in the hands-on clinics offered to all families. During the week students will enjoy working with clinicians in art, music, … Continue reading MCDS Celebrates Fine Arts Week: “Celebrating Our Dreams”