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Longtime Madeira swim coach steps down

With practices getting started for the upcoming high-school swimming and diving season, a longtime fixture with the Northern Virginia sport will not be part of the 2022-23 campaign. Rod Montrie, the director of aquatics and head coach of the Madeira...

Q&A: Former Madeira School head pens book on equality fight

U.S. women have achieved greater autonomy since suffragists began agitating for the right to vote in the mid-1800s, but more hurdles remain, said author Elisabeth Griffith. Griffith, who led the private all-girls Madeira School in McLean from 1988 to 2010,...

Madeira School bids adieu to ‘ambitious, kind, passionate’ seniors

Members of Madeira School’s Class of 2022 only will feel free and unburdened once they acknowledge that some things are out of their control, student speaker Kathryn Chamberlin told classmates at the June 3 commencement. “If I believe in anything,...

Madeira School kicks off construction of new ‘STEAM’ center

Madeira School in McLean broke ground April 28 on a new, state-of-the-art STEAM Academic Center, which officials anticipate will be completed in fall 2023. “The new interdisciplinary space is designed to be the hub of hands-on learning that boosts student...

Madeira athlete bound for Notre Dame

Madeira School senior Michaela Joyce recently signed a national letter of intent to join the fencing program at the University of Notre Dame. Joyce is currently ranked sixth in the world in junior epee fencing. “Choosing Notre Dame was the...

Local author puts modern twist on classic tale

When one’s family is plagued and nearly bankrupted by the recently deceased father’s scandal, is it better to stay silent and weather the storm, or go on the offensive to recover and pursue one’s best destiny? Author Lauren Edmondson, who...

Madeira students to spotlight experiences during TED Talk

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Talks for 37 years have expounded ideas and prompted spirited dialogues. The Madeira School in McLean on Sept. 26 will hold an event, “Defying Odds,” featuring speeches by 12 students on topics ranging from digital...

Madeira School campus plan wins county approval

Fairfax County supervisors on June 8 voted 10-0 to grant a special exception allowing Madeira School to add a new science building, more faculty housing and improved equestrian facilities on its McLean campus. The school now may build a new,...

Planning body likes campus proposal from Madeira School

The Madeira School on May 26 received the Fairfax County Planning Commission’s unanimous support for its special-exception application to add a new science building, more housing and modernized equestrian facilities. “The goal of this application is to continue the school’s...

Madeira grads ready to take on new challenges

As she and 88 other Madeira School seniors prepared to receive their diplomas May 21, student speaker Salimah Hagmagid revealed how teachers in every field at the school had helped prepare the graduates for life. Math teachers stressed that problems...
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