The new academic stack at Madison Country Day School introduces contemporary design elements that enhance the existing space and gives students (grades 6-12) an optimal learning environment. The three-story addition to the middle/upper school upgraded math, English, music, art, and other general classrooms. Minimal renovations were made to science classrooms to compliment the new classrooms.
The most iconic addition to the school is the student commons/study space, grand stair and outdoor terraced amphitheater seating. The placement of the building was crucial, as the design hinged on maintaining classroom views that overlooked the prairie and Yahara River, as well as adding new classrooms with the same view. This private K-12 school is funded by alumni donations, and this first phase of additions and renovations is part of a larger 30-year campus master plan completed by Bray Architects.