Affording Madeira

We recognize that a Madeira education is a significant investment. While the primary responsibility for financing a student’s Madeira education rests with her family, we do not want tuition to be a barrier for entry. We believe that socio-economic diversity in our student body is critical to our mission to innovate, launch world-changers, and foster values like compassion, curiosity, and awareness of self and others. We strongly encourage any family of a strong, smart, passionate, and caring potential Madeira girl to apply for financial aid if they have need of this resource. 

Learn more about our financial aid application process on our How to Apply page.   

Payment Plans & Loans

  • We offer one, two, and ten payment plans. We encourage families to purchase Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance.
  • Your Tuition Solution offers private educational loans administered by Springstone Financial LLC. For more information, you may call (800) 920-9777 or inquire online at

Additional Costs

  • Books and other academic supplies will range in cost depending on the courses in which a student is enrolled. Students have the choice to purchase or rent new, second-hand or online books. We also have a library of books for loan in the academic office.
  • We are a Bring Your Own Device School. Learn more about our technology requirements.
  • All students are required to have health insurance.
  • All international students will be assessed a fee for each year they are enrolled. This fee applies to all students who do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; for the 2020-21 school year, this fee was $3,000.

Madeira Merit Scholarship

Madeira seeks to recognize and nurture girls who exemplify what it is to be a great student, and who will flourish within our challenging classrooms and inspiring community.  Chosen applicants will exhibit strong leadership skills and the potential to develop into dynamic role models within the school community. Recipients are not precluded from obtaining additional financial assistance should the family qualify for financial aid.

Who is eligible?

Those applicants who are eligible will:

  • Be applying to ninth, tenth or eleventh grade as a day or boarding student

  • Be leaders who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and citizenship 

Students will be notified of their scholarship status in early March along with their admission decision.

Scholarships are automatically renewed for each school year provided recipients maintain a high academic average and good citizenship. 

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