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MCDS in Action Blog by Head of School Ben Hebebrand

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MCDS Seniors sit for IB exams: Critical Thinking Is a Prerequisite
As our Grade 12 students finish their high school career by taking the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations over the next two weeks, we as teachers at Madison Country Day School are reminded of the important focus the IB exams place on critical thinking. Critical thinking ranks among the World Economic Forum top skills required to … Continue reading MCDS Seniors sit for IB exams: Critical Thinking Is a Prerequisite

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The Necessity and Beauty of Unleashing Creativity at MCDS Creativity at Madison Country Day School abounds. There is a significant commitment to provide a thriving music, art, and theater program for our students—this is intentional as our mission stipulates that we provide a high degree of “personal enrichment” to our students. This commitment allows our students to express themselves in creative ways, thus enriching … Continue reading The Necessity and Beauty of Unleashing Creativity at MCDS
MCDS alum coauthors book with her college professors Rarely do teachers get feedback from college professors about how their former students are performing in college. Alumna Tessa Steenwinkel, Class of 2017 and currently a sophomore at Michigan Technological University, recently wrote her MCDS teachers, informing them of the scientific research she conducted, which led to her being included as co-author along with two … Continue reading MCDS alum coauthors book with her college professors
Learning and growing side by side The first two weeks of the 2018-2019 school year have come and gone. Several of our classes have enjoyed field trips, highlighted by the three-day Freshman Academy team-building retreat at a camp in northern Wisconsin. Similarly, all four of our middle school grades have engaged in team-building activities either off campus or here on our … Continue reading Learning and growing side by side