The Madeleine Choir School


The Madeleine Choir School, located in the heart of Salt Lake City, is a Catholic Pre-K through eighth grade learning community that is far more than a music school.  It offers students a holistic approach to exceptional age appropriate learning, as proven by the success of the Choir School alumni in their higher education and professional careers.  The Choir School music curriculum is unmatched, but also offers outstanding instruction in the humanities, mathematics and the sciences, as well as foreign languages, visual arts, theology, and athletics. 


The Madeleine Choir School, a Roman Catholic School in the Cathedral tradition, inspires young people to become engaged scholars, effective communicators, dedicated liturgical musicians, and responsible world citizens who seek to build a civilization of justice, mercy and love


The Choir School was established to provide 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 founded as a full-time middle school in the basement of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in 1996 offering academic and music instruction to students in grades four through eight. 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.

Today, The Madeleine Choir School offers a full-time choir program and has expanded its curriculum to teach students in Grades Pre-K through 8. The choristers of The Madeleine Choir School sing Mass each Sunday morning and Monday through Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine. The Choir also performs during the significant liturgical seasons of Christmas and Easter.

The Madeleine Choir School prides itself on providing a dynamic and well-rounded education for children—one that focuses on liberal arts, science, technology, and choral training. As greater numbers of parents have become interested in this kind of education, The Madeleine Choir School has experienced significant increases in the number of applications for admittance to the school.



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.