Academics

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Sixth Graders' Environmental Work Recognized in Ceremony at White House

On Friday, July 17, Mount Madonna School's 2014-15 sixth grade students were formally recognized at an awards ceremony hosted by the White House and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The event honored outstanding achievements in environmental education. 

Middle School Annual Start-of-School Camping Trip

We are excited to start the year off with our annual middle school beginning-of-the-year camping trip. This year we are planning to go to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

We will be holding a Field Trip Orientation for middle school parents and students on Wednesday, August 26, at 6:30 pm (ALL 6th and 9th grade and all NEW Middle & High School students are requested to attend) to ensure that students are well prepared for the trip. We ask that students bring their gear up to meet with the faculty advisors who will check their gear and help them make any needed adjustments. 

River Rafting Annual High School Trip

We are very pleased to start the year off again with a white water rafting trip on the American River outside of Sacramento. We are contracting with H2O Adventures to be our guides and outfitter for the trip.

MMS will be holding an Orientation on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm at the Upper Campus where the Rafting Trip details and questions will be addressed (ALL 9th graders and all new high school students are requested to attend).

Summer Assignments for Middle & High School Students

Below are lists of summer reading and assignments from various teachers for Middle and High School students. For the most part, assignments are due before the first day of academic classes, which is Tuesday, September 8th (the first week being our annual field trips).

Supply Lists for 2015-2016 School Year - ALL GRADES

To help you prepare for the 2015-16 school year, supply lists for all grades are below. If you have questions, please contact the class teacher directly.

The High School Supply List was updated on 07/07/2015 to include books for the 12th grade elective course American Women's History.

Featured Video: Learning Journey Under the Sea, Catalina Island 2015

"Learning Journey Under the Sea," Mount Madonna School's 9th and 10th grade Catalina Island trip, May 2015. A big thank you to our hosts, the USC Wrigley Center (10th grade) and the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (9th grade) for providing such a beautiful location to study ocean life!

Honoring Excellence: Students Receive Academic and Pillar Awards - 2015

Pillar Awards

Mount Madonna School is continuing the tradition started in 2013, of presenting awards to students in middle and high school whose achievement in one of the areas of our school's "Three Pillars" - Academic Excellence, Creative Self-Expression and Positive Character Development - was outstanding. These three areas are equally important to success at Mount Madonna School - and, indeed, in the world.
 
The students who received these awards are the following:

Positive Character Development

ServiceSpace.com: Cultivating Compassion Quotient at Mount Madonna

ServiceSpace.com, 6/1/2015, "Cultivating Compassion Quotient at Mount Madonna," by Audrey Lin.

On Saturday, May 30, forty educators from various walks of life and corners of northern California — rom classroom teachers to Peace Corps volunteers to researchers, college professors, social entrepreneurs, grassroots giftivists and storytellers — gathered atop the sanctuary of Mount Madonna School.

Santa Cruz Sentinel: All-SCCAL Boys Volleyball: Mount Madonna’s Pedro Aguirre named co-MVP; Buzzini, Mitchell, and Smith Named to 'First Team'

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/3/2015, "All-SCCAL Boys Volleyball: Aptos’ Kolby Losik, Mount Madonna’s Pedro Aguirre named co-MVPs," by Julie Jag. Photos by Shmuel Thaler. Read more

MMS Announce 2015 Co-Salutatorians

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Cassidy Caborn and Renata Massion as the 2015 senior class Co-Salutatorians. The students earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the small Central Coast school known for strong academics, environmental education, performing arts and a competitive volleyball program.