Upcoming Events

High School Preview Night

Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. (MCDS Campus)
We invite families of current 7th and 8th students to attend our high school preview night! We will highlight why MCDS high school is the choice for families looking for a school that supports the whole student. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about academic offerings, college planning, and student life.


Fall Open House

November 12, 2022

Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness Day

January 14, 2023

Past Events

MCDS Info Session Meet & Greet over Zoom

Past Event | Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 6 p.m. | Virtual Event

Madison Country Day School is more than an education. We’re the foundation for a life of curiosity, achievement, and impact.

Join us for a conversation about the MCDS high school experience, college admissions, our IB program (what is IB?), and more.

All School (PK K-12) Open House

Past Event | May 10 | 5:00 p.m. | In-Person Event

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. See if our highly personalized yet focused school environment is right for you! We hope to see you there!

The presentation will begin promptly at 5 p.m.

 If you are unable to attend this event, please call for a personal tour.

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

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

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 of the day in the life of a high school student, discussing the student experience at MCDS.

Tools for your child’s emotional toolbox: How to help little people deal with big emotions: Parent Education Series

Past Event

Interim Head of Lower School Megan Thornburgh along with School Counselor Julia Larson will be able to address your wonderings about, social skills and practical ways to help students recognize and manage their emotions. Julia and Megan will be reviewing the Toolbox Curriculum. The Toolbox curriculum teaches 12 simple yet powerful “Tools.” With practice, these inner skills become important personal and social proficiencies for self awareness, self management, healthy relationships, and responsible decision making. The common language and practices of Toolbox help children quickly adopt the Tools and use them with autonomy, resilience, and self mastery. This talk is applicable for ages four through ten.

For more information about these events, please contact Rachel Fleming, Associate Director of Enrollment Management, at rfleming@madisoncountryday.org.

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Take a virtual tour and schedule a customized visit!  Or contact Rachel Fleming, Associate Director of Enrollment Management, at rfleming@madisoncountryday.org.

On your tour, you will learn more about Dane County’s only independent Pre-K through Grade 12 school. Come and explore our outstanding curriculum, enriching music, art, science, and world language programs, and our warm community. Meet faculty, students, and parents in a casual setting and have your questions answered.

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