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Faculty Spotlight: Robin Hamsa Heinrich

Whether learning about inspirational “moral heroes,” creating papier mache bird models with high school “big buddies,” or absorbing history lessons in situ along California’s coastal area or in the Sierra mountains, students in Robin Hamsa Heinrich’s third grade class are active and challenged.

New Family Referral and Sibling Incentive Program

Mount Madonna School’s New Family and Sibling Incentive Program provides a tuition discount to current Mount Madonna School (MMS) families who refer new families to MMS. The program includes referrals that result in newly enrolled students who join the school at any point during the school year, and it is intended to offer our current families a way to help grow the School community while also making it financially easier to send their children to MMS.

The Connection, 2012-13

The Connection, 2012-13, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School. 

Helping Hands: MMS Students and Alumni Organize ‘Work Party’ for a Beloved Teacher

On Friday, November 29, a small group of MMS students and alumni gathered at the home of friend and teacher Melissa Sanders-Self, for an impromptu “work party” to help out as Sanders-Self recovers from cancer surgery. Melissa sent the following ‘thank you’ to share publicly in recognition of her great appreciation for the generous spirit of those who came to help.

Purchase Scrip Gift Cards and Participating Retailers Donate to MMS!

Take care of your everyday, special-project and gift shopping by purchasing gift cards through Mount Madonna School (MMS). Some cards we have on hand, including: Whole Foods, Staff of Life, and New Leaf.  We will place orders for other cards weekly.

Here’s how it works:

Scrip-participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to MMS at a discount. MMS families and supporters buy the cards at full face value and redeem them at full face value. The retailer gives a percentage of each card’s value to MMS. Everybody wins!

How Our Schools Can Inspire Emergence of Community Builders, a Plexus Institute Interview with Teacher Ward Mailliard

Plexus Institute, 8/9/0213, Plexus Call, "How Our Schools Can Inpsire Emergence of Community Builders," and interview with teacher Ward "SN" Mailliard and entrepreneur Lisa Kimball. Listen to the podcast:



Welcome New Faculty!

Five enthusiastic teachers have joined the faculty at Mount Madonna School (MMS) this year. Ashley England, Brian Darsie, Kelly Cox, Micha Scott and Tina Pendleton will be working in an array of capacities including teaching middle school English and music, mathematics, physics, and elementary dance, and coaching volleyball. Traveling With an Open Heart: Meeting the Dalai Lama, 8/1/2013, "Traveling With an Open Heart: Meeting the Dalai Lama," an interview with Amber Zeise ('13). Read more:

Graduate's Efforts Recognized by Dalai Lama Foundation

The Dalai Lama Foundation, 7/29/2013, "For CMIA, The Secret's in the Envelope," by Aimee Hopkins ('13). Read more: