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Upcoming Events

High School Preview Event : Alumni Panel                                                             

January 11 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Event |Add to Calendar

Peter Locke, Head of High school will host a panel of MCDS Alumni who will discuss the value of their MCDS education.

Pre K Readiness Day

January 22 | 9:00 a.m. | In-Person Event | Register Here

During Pre-K Readiness Day, your child will spend time in one of our classrooms getting to know our teachers and other children applying to MCDS. Your child will get to experience a shortened version of class – participating in group activities, and free choice time.   

Kindergarten Readiness Day

January 22 | 10:30 a.m. | In-Person Event | Register Here

During Kindergarten Readiness Day, your child will spend time in one of our classrooms getting to know our teachers and other children applying to MCDS. Your child will get to experience a shortened version of class – participating in group activities, free choice time and complete an individual assessment. 

After, they come back to you with big smiles and an art project. They will get a special memento for their visit. While your child is in the classroom, you will be able to attend a presentation about our program and hear from a panel of MCDS parents.

All School (PK K-12) Open House

January 29 | 10:00 a.m. | In-Person Event | Add to Calendar | Register Here

Madison Country Day School invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. The Open Houses will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students, as well as tour our campus. We hope to see you there! If you are unable to attend Saturday, please call for a personal tour.

Past Events

What is IB? : Parent Education Series

Past Event | Get Access To The Recording Here

An introduction to the International Baccalaureate program, provided by Kristina Luedtke, Primary Years Programme Coordinator, and Mark Childs, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme Coordinator.

High School Preview Event : The Value of IB and College Counseling

Past Event | Get Access To The Recording Here

Peter Locke, Head of High School, and Matt Koehler, Director of College Counseling, will host a session together discussing the benefits of an IB education and our college counseling program.  Peter will talk through all of the benefits MCDS students receive with an IB education, while Matt will outline the college counseling support our high school students receive throughout their high school experience.

Where Did I Come From, and Other Wildly Misunderstood Questions Young Children Ask : Parent Education Series

Past Event | Get Access To The Recording Here

The key to communicating effectively with young children about sexuality is remembering to look out at the world from behind their eyes in order to understand what they’re really asking or wanting to know about. Let’s learn together about “reading” our kids accurately and many other ways to support and nurture healthy sexual and gender development.

Yes, You Can! Raise Sexually Healthy Children in A Sexually Unhealthy World : Parent Education Series

Past Event | Get Access To The Recording Here

Despite the distorted, misleading, and downright ugly cultural messages about sexuality that so ubiquitously bombard our middle and high school kids, decades of research demonstrates that it’s families and schools that really make the difference in their lives. Join us to discover what our children really need from us–the immediate trusted adults in their lives–and the many vital ways that we can support them in becoming healthy, caring, and ethical sexual people.

High School Preview Event : The Student Experience 

Past Event | Get Access To The Recording Here

Peter Locke, Head of High School, will host a session to discuss the MCDS outline the day in the life of a high school student, discussing the student experience at MCDS.

For more information about these events, please contact the Enrollment Office at enrollment@madisoncountryday.org.


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