- About MMS
My religion is very simple; my religion is kindness – His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama
This statement by the Dalai Lama is a favorite of Mount Madonna School (MMS) second grade teacher Jenni Leach, who draws inspiration from its simple, powerful message. For Jenni, kindness, compassion and respect – towards self and others – are more than desirable traits in her classroom, they are every day, practiced standards.
-Name, age, grade, city of residence
Lexi Julien, 17, 12th grade, Santa Cruz
-What inspires you?
When someone is truly excited and passionate about something. It is amazing to watch how passion can transform someone, and nothing inspires me more than seeing one’s inner light shine through when they are doing what they love.
See education through our students' eyes!Snapshots of Second Grade Learning:
Students recently spent the day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium learning about oceanography and conservation.
The After School Program is still being offered. Currently, there are students enrolled for Thursday. The focus is Outdoor Exploration and will include activities such as hiking, art, and cooperative games. Generally kids enjoy some down time after school followed by snack, homework time, and then the rest of the activities.
We are planning to offer another cooking class this spring, as well as other classes geared around a specific, focused topic, like the cooking and art/felting classes.
Where: Mount Madonna School
Other: Transportation available
Mount Madonna School faculty member, Jen Block, is director of this program. You may contact Jen at 408-847-2717 x578 or email email@example.com.
MMS faculty member Ward "SN" Mailliard is participating in the upcoming Samvaad V dialgoues in education hosted by The Heritage School, Gurgaon, India. This year's theme is "The Improvisational Dance of Teaching and Learning." Participants will dicuss ways to be adaptive and creatively responsive to the ever-chaning needs of students.
Morgan Hill Times, 1/23/2015, "Student of the Week: Sienna Clifton
Jan 25, 2015
Morgan Hill Life, 1/21-2/3/2015 edition, page 3, "Around Town...With Robert Airoldi." Mount Madonna School junior CeCe Moreno was one of nine local high school students who particpated in the second annual speech contest sponsored by the Morgan Hill branch of the American Associaion of University Women (AAUW) on the topic of "College, is it worth the cost?"
See the world through our teachers' eyes:
Mount Madonna School (MMS) elementary faculty share insight about what makes the MMS elementary program unique and outstanding..
"Building Resilience, Self-discipline and a Zest for Life in Children and Teenagers": a Public Lecture on February 19 at Cabrillo College
Clinical Psychologist, Parenting Expert and Best-Selling Author Dr. Wendy Mogel Presented by Mount Madonna School, Gateway School, York School, and Cabrillo College