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40-acre campus on the lake

MCDS is located on Cherokee Lake. Our campus features a well-kept, secure facility; modern science labs; expansive gymnasium; inspiring classrooms; Makerspace; dedicated music rooms; athletic fields; track; prairie; and access to Yahara River. 

intellectually stimulating

academically challenging

personally enriching

Madison Country Day School is Dane County’s only independentprivate Pre‑K‑12 school, offering a challenging and comprehensive college‑preparatory education, including the Madison area’s only International Baccalaureate program.

About MCDS

Academic Excellence begins with a Rigorous, World‑Class Curriculum

An inspiring learning environment is critical for maintaining our academic standards. Our esteemed faculty exuberantly share their knowledge and love for learning on a daily basis, our students embody our everyday lessons of respect, acceptance and understanding, and our dedicated parents provide the home the support children need for success.

MCDS is an IB World School and accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Financial Aid is available. Visit our Fast Facts page for details including average class size, enrollment numbers and more.

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Extraordinary in Every Mode

MCDS is currently offering our “Flexible by Choice” In-Person/Online Option to grades PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9, and our MCDS@home remote learning program to grades 6-8 and 10-12.

Our Current Phased-In Re-Entry Plan, subject to change based on local pandemic conditions:

Wednesday, October 7: Grade 6
Monday, October 12: Grades 7, 10
Monday, October 19: Grades 8, 11, 12

Learn more about our safe, innovative approach to the 2020-21 school year on our Reopening Plans page.

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