After years of working in the UW-Madison admissions office, I joined the MCDS enrollment team because I’ve been so impressed by the students who have applied from MCDS to UW-Madison. They are not only academically impressive by way of their transcript and IB curriculum, but also great writers and storytellers by way of their essays, which results in the student’s energy and passion leaping off the page.

Our admissions process is designed to help you authentically experience Madison Country Day School so you can truly get to know our school – the people, the programs, the environment, and the culture. The first step to learning more about MCDS is to complete an Inquiry Form. This will add you to our email list, and allow us to personally connect with you and set-up a tour. 

Your tour is customized for you based on what you share with our admissions team and what information you find important for you and your family. A typical tour will last an hour, but the length of your visit experience can depend on your selection from our suite of admissions opportunities.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to getting to know you!


Bobbie Jean Huerth
Director of Enrollment Management

“MCDS wants every student to be happy and successful. We truly value the opportunity to get to know you and your family. Please let us know how we can help you learn more about MCDS and complete the admissions process.”

Bobbie Jean Huerth, Enrollment Director

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High School Preview Night

Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30 pm (MCDS Campus)


We invite current and prospective 7th & 8th grade students and their families to attend MCDS High School Preview Night. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about the benefits of an MCDS High School education, meet our faculty and staff, learn about our college planning process, hear what student life is like for our students, and much more.


Register Here


Open Houses

Interested in learning more about MCDS? Join us for an Open House to learn about what makes us a leading independent school in Wisconsin. You will hear from our Head of School, Director of Enrollment Management, fantastic faculty, students, and more. You will also have the chance to tour our beautiful campus. We hope to see you there!
2023-2024 Open House Dates:
  • November 4 at 10:00 am
  • January 27 at 10:00 am
  • April 11 at 5:00 pm

If you are unable to attend one of these dates, but would like to schedule a personal tour you can reach a member of our admissions team at


Register here for our November Open House


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Little Hawk Play & Learn Series

Open to the greater community, no charge.

Fall 2023 Events

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10 a.m.
Art with Anne Gustafson

Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10 a.m.
Music with Sarah Locke

Saturday, Nov. 11 | 10 a.m.
LEGO Play with Shannon Whitmus


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The first step is to complete an Inquiry form or register for an event.

We would love to show you around our scenic campus to give you a glimpse of the MCDS experience through a virtual or in-person visit.