The Madeleine Choir School is an exciting learning environment combining the best in Catholic school education with the enriched curriculum of a European choir school. Begun as an after-school choir training program, The Madeleine Choir School was established as a full-time middle school in the basement of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in 1996. In the fall of 2003, the Choir School opened its doors as a complete K-8 elementary school on its new campus in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City. In 2007 a Pre-Kindergarten program was added.
The Madeleine Choir School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.