Welcome to Madeira!

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You’re In! Now What?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Madeira! You may be wondering, "Now what do I do?" Below is a timeline to guide you and your family through the enrollment and registration process. Links to letters and forms will be added as they are distributed. 


  • Print out the 
  • Submit your signed contract and pay deposit
         Day student contracts are due March 20
         Boarding student contracts are due April 10
  • Due March 20: Transportation: Madeira offers a bus/van transportation program that allows us to serve students throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. Transportation route options for the upcoming school year can be found on the Transportation Program page of our website. Space is limited. Sign-up here.
  • Upload a photo for the 2020-2021 Community Directory 
    As a new Madeira student, you'll want to make sure your photo is included in the Community Directory. The Community Directory is published online in September. All parents, students, faculty, and staff at Madeira receive it at the beginning of the school year. It is immensely helpful for figuring out who is who as you are making new friends.
  • Review the Important Dates calendar


  • Submit your signed contract and pay deposit
    • Boarding student contracts are due April 10
    • International Students: Complete I-20 & Guardian forms
      (Madeira will begin the I-20 process promptly after enrollment is complete)
  • Take placement tests:
    • The placement test date has passed. Please consult the Academic Office welcome email or contact academicoffice@qdit.com.cn for guidance.
  • Set-up your Madeira network accounts. In April, you will receive a series of emails from the IT department with instructions that outline how to set up your Madeira email account, Powerschool Learning account, and the Student/Parent Portal. It is very important that you complete these tasks in a timely manner because important emails such as placement test information and roommate questionnaires will be sent to this email account
    Click here for an explanation of Madeira's technology systems.
  • Begin your Academic Registration process and make an appointment to meet with Academic Dean, Ms. M.A. Mahoney. In April, you and your family will receive an e-letter from the Academic Office with details about this multi-step process. The required forms and checklist are located on the Related Links sidebar. Meetings with Ms. Mahoney will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams Meeting can be joined on a web browser instantly without downloading Teams or a plug-in. Alternatively, Madeira students have free access to the Microsoft Teams application with their Madeira email address and password. View courses by department:


  • Complete I-20 & Guardian forms. International families will receive communication from the Admission Office regarding the completion of your I-20 forms.
  • Access health forms and schedule a physical. You and your parents/guardians will receive communication from the Health and Wellness Center. Madeira requires all students submit health forms including a completed physical form by July 1.
  • DUE JULY 1: Complete the Dean of Students’ permission and travel forms. 
    In May you and your parents/guardians will receive communication from the Dean of Students Office with instructions to complete several forms. Boarders will need to complete the . Parents will need to complete permission forms by logging into the .
  • DUE JULY 15 Submit your photo for the Community Directory, if you haven't already


  • DUE JULY 1 Boarders complete your New Roommate Survey.
    • Boarding students begin thinking about your new dorm room! You will receive a "" list and other important tips for living in the dorms email from the Director of Residential Life in early June. 
  • DUE JULY 15 if you haven't already, Submit your photo for the Community Directory.
  • Submit Dean of Students and prior to the July 1 deadline!



  • Order your books and supplies for fall classes. The Academic Office will post the Book Ordering Information and a Supplies List on  in July.
  • Parents complete the "" survey.


  • Review the Student/Parent Handbook. The Dean of Students Office will send the 2020-2021 Student/Parent Handbook in early August. Parents and students are expected to review the handbook annually.
  • Review your schedule in the 
  • Attend Preseason & Orientation!

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