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Fifth Grade Orca Project Wins First Place at Santa Cruz Earth Day

“We Ourselves Set this Problem in Motion, Let’s Help Save the Orcas of the Ocean,”  a project of the Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth grade class, has won First Place in the environmental Class Challenge at the Santa Cruz Earth Day celebration on April 18. The students were presented with $300 prize for their First Place finish. 

San Francisco Chronicle: "Facing Drought's Hard Reality," with MMS Alumnus Noah Diffenbaugh, Ph.D ('92)

San Francisco Chronicle, 4/19/15, "Facing drought's hard reality," by Kevin Fagan. 

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MMS Students Receive President's Environmental Education Award for Fighting to Protect Sea Turtles Worldwide

San Francisco, CA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the 2013-14 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School in Watsonville, Calif. will receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award for their work to fight environmental threats faced by California sea turtles. The awards are presented each year to exceptional students and teachers who demonstrate creativity, innovation, and leadership to address difficult environmental challenges.

Talking Summit for the Planet with Senior Lexi Julien

What is the Summit for the Planet and why might you encourage people (especially families) to attend?
Summit for the Planet is an annual walk-a-thon and environmental festival held up at Mount Madonna School (MMS). Every April, the MMS community and more gather up on the mountaintop for a day of walking in the redwoods, listening to music, and participating in environmentally conscious activities.

Fifth Grade Class Awarded $500 Disney Friends for Change Grant for Global Youth Service Day

Mount Madonna, CA, April 2015 – The fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School (MMS) was recently awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America (YSA).

Statistics AP Exam

May 13, 2015

Computer Science A AP Exam

May 07, 2015

Learning About Civil Rights in Fourth Grade

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Thinking About the Future: Parents Present Career Forum for Students

THANK YOU to everyone who made our Career Forum another great success! A special thank you goes to our Planning Committee and Participants for their invaluable contribution. It was fun, engaging and a wonderful learning experience. It takes a great amount of time and energy to plan and execute this wonderful event so please know that it is of great value to and appreciated by our student community.

An Exchange of Ideas and Values: Woodside Priory Visits MMS

The concept of value is often used in connection to material possessions, as opposed to more intangible entities such as education and learning. What would happen, then, if high school students were asked to first define this concept of value for themselves and continually return to and reflect upon that definition in the classroom and infuse it into their own studies?