Mount Madonna Center Location of CBS 60 Minutes Segment on Mindfulness

On Mindfulness: Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions.

Featured Videos: Singing Shosholoza in Tembisa and Visiting Botshabelo

See the world through our students' eyes:

Mount Madonna School  students visited the Tembisa Arts Center (TSWEPA), outside Johannesburg, South Africa on June 27, 2011, as part of the Sawubona Project. In this video, high school students from California and South Africa sing Shosholoza, a South African song of freedom. Watch on YouTube

The Connection, 2013-14

The Connection, 2013-14, an annual publication for famiiies, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School.

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Thought, Word and Action: Faculty Spotlight on Premdas Rohan

Euler’s identity, ei π + 1 = 0, frequently cited by scientists as the ultimate example of a “beautiful equation,” is also the favorite formula of longtime mathematician and Mount Madonna School (MMS) teacher Premdas Rohan. 

Demize, Featuring MMS Alumni Jake Ward and Soul Kerr, to Perform in the Bay Area


Demize, a post-hardcore/metalcore band featuring class of 2014 alumni Jake Ward, on lead guitar and backup vocals, and Soul Kerr on drums, has had some success in recent battle of the band competitions and will be performing several upcoming Bay Area shows. 

Gym Site Work Party VII

We are nearing the final stages of construction of the gym, and it feels like we're really on a roll now. We hung 2,400 square feet of 3/4” plywood on Nov. 8, completing about 40% of the lower walls. Having the hands-on support of our parents, alumni & alumni parents, faculty, staff and students has been especially meaningful. To capitalize on this momentum, we will have another workday on Saturday, November 22, from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
Nov 22, 2014

Speaker Series on Education: Dr. Wendy Mogel

An Evening with practicing clinical psychologist, New York Times best selling author and international public speaker, Dr. Wendy Mogel.  REGISTER NOW!

Feb 19, 2015

Mix & Mingle Holiday Party THANK YOU!

We hope all who attended enjoyed the wonderful Holiday Party at the beautiful home of Sandy and Austin Shaw.

We want to share our heartfelt gratitude to Sandy and Austin for graciously hosting this community get-together at their home. A big thanks to Amy Padilla and her company Feel Good Foods for the delectable cheese and fruit platters. Our sincere thanks to Pamela Storrs for the wine tasting and holiday wine purchase opportunity. If you'd like to purchase wine - 30% of proceeds benefit Mount Madonna School - please see below.
Dec 07, 2014

MMS Night Out! First Stop: Engfer's Pizza

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of MMS and enjoyed delicious food and great company on Wednesday at Engfer Pizza Works! 10% of ALL sales that evening will go to the MMS gym fund. 
Stay posted for the next MMS Night Out!
Know of a restaurant who'd like to have MMS come for dinner for a % of the night's sales? Please contact Lara at 408-846-4032 or

Sep 24, 2014

Welcome to Our New Faculty!

Four enthusiastic teachers have joined the ranks at Mount Madonna School (MMS) this year. Brendan Dilloughery, Haley Campbell, Stewart Diaz-Mogollon, and Tiffany Wayne will be educating our students in the areas of middle and high school mathematics, science, outdoor adventure, English, Spanish, creative writing and history.