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Eggs, Chickens, Buddies and Berries: Students Experience a Working Farm

“Wow! A new egg!” said a wide-eyed six-year-old girl, extending her arm to show this “treasure.” As students took turns wrapping their fingers around the egg’s warm brown shell, nearby classmates cuddled accommodating hens or peered through wooden pens, coming face to face with hairy goats.

Student Spotlight: Louis Marshall

Name, age, grade, city of residence
Louis Marshall, 17, Grade 12, Corralitos
What inspires you? 
I am inspired by people who bring creativity, passion and curiosity into every aspect of their life and who work tirelessly to achieve their dreams.

Hands-on History: The Great Adventure

Moral Hero Presentations - 1st - 5th grade

Parents are welcome anytime between 1:00pm - 2:30pm.  They are welcome to stay with the class from 2:30pm - 3:00pm for clean up, juice and cookies.

5th grade: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

4th grade: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

1st - 2nd grade: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Dec 04, 2015

MS ERB Standardized Testing

Jan 11, 2016 - Jan 15, 2016

Learning with Buddies: Young Students Celebrate Apples and Friendship

On a recent morning, Mount Madonna School (MMS) preschool and kindergarten students, along with their visiting first and second grade “buddies,” celebrated the fall harvest with an array of apple-themed activities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Marine Debris Program Recognizes Students' Sea Turtle Environmental Project

The United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Marine Debris Program, October 2015, "California Teachers Bring Home Lessons on Plastic Marine Debris," article references Mount Madonna School's 2013-14 fifth grade class' sea turtle environmental project. Read more


"Mulan Jr." Cast Announcment; Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now: $10 for students 18 and under, $15 for adults. Call the school office or stop by to purchase. Last day to reserve and pay is Wed, Dec 9, end of day.

Congratulations to all!


Student Spotlight: Miles Wayne

Name, age, grade, city of residence:
Miles Wayne, 18, grade 12, Watsonville
Who or what inspires you? 
My parents, and musicians and artists that have reached their goals through hard work inspire me. Musicians, including Kanye West, Tyler the Creator and David Bowie give me a lot of creative inspiration.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why? 

MMS Student Spotlight Articles Set to Resume

The Mount Madonna School (MMS) Student Spotlight, a short Q & A with individual middle and high school students, will soon resume publishing. In recent years these features have proved to be a fun way to build community while getting to know our students better. 
This year, we hope to expand the scope and include upper elementary grade students in the mix from time to time.  
Here are some links to previously published Student Spotlights; watch for new profiles coming soon.