Academics section

Seniors Mentor Sixth Grade Buddies’ Novel Writing Project

Want to see the power of a vibrant learning community in action? It’s an everyday occurrence at Mount Madonna School (MMS)! High school English and creative writing teacher Haley Campbell described a recent writing workshop, where senior class creative writing students engaged with middle school students for a creative writing workshop.

Celebrating 38 Years Onstage: Mount Madonna School's "Ramayana!"

Ramayana!, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) sword-and-sorcery epic now in its 38th year, features an original rock-n-roll score and magical characters who encounter danger and love, good versus evil, duty, heroic action and sacrifice. Performances on June 10-12 at the Mexican Heritage Theater in San Jose. 

Register-Pajaronian: Mount Madonna Student Film to be Screened

Register-Pajaronian, 4/7/2016, "Mount Madonna student film to be screened."

Student Spotlight: Tyler Sullens

Name, age, grade, city of residence:
Tyler Sullens, 17, senior, Soquel
What inspires you? 
Music and other people. I like to have somebody to push me in all things from grades to running.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why? 


The CAIS and WASC accreditors spent four days visiting classrooms, engaging in group and individual discussions, carefully reviewing our 183-page self-study document, so they could evaluate the full operations and educational program of MMS. After 18 months of work, we are pleased to share a small prologue from the Accreditor's report, which was read aloud in full on Wednesday.

Snapchat Snapshot: Students Use Mobile Messaging App for Women’s History Lessons

March is Women's History Month! When the twelfth graders in Mount Madonna School's American Women's History class got together to brainstorm ideas for celebrating Women's History Month, they came up with an interesting and creative way to raise awareness among their peers, the campus community and beyond – using social media, and specifically the mobile messaging app, Snapchat.

Public Screening of "Shore Wars: The Shore Awakens," fifth grade's educational movie related to their Western Snowy Plover environmental project

Apr 08, 2016

Traditions, Industry, Arts and Environment: Students Explore the Cultural Diversity of Spanish Speaking Countries

From mariachi and marimba to flamenco, from Dia de los Muertos to the Running of the Bulls, empañadas to tortillas, and songs celebrating the Earth, childhood and more – elementary students at Mount Madonna School (MMS) have spent recent months engaged in learning about the history, geography and diverse cultural traditions of several Spanish speaking countries. 

Choosing Who to Become: High School Students Attend Career Forum

What do you want to do after high school? Which college or university will you attend? What major? What DO you want to DO with your life? Most high school students will confirm that as their studies progress, these questions, often with an increased urgency during senior year, are regularly asked of them by family, friends and other well-intended folks.

Second Grader Awarded in Bookshop Santa Cruz’s Young Writers Contest

Congratulations to Mount Madonna School (MMS) second grade student Siena Liddicoat for being published!