About Mount Madonna

Welcome from Mary Supriya McDonald, Head of School

We are pleased to introduce you to our school and describe our commitment to providing a unique and meaningful educational opportunity for children. Our primary mission is to integrate intellectual, social and creative learning within the context of supportive human relationships.


We are dedicated to helping our students become aware of the range of their creative talents and how those talents can be applied in developing a life of positive meaning and purpose. To fulfill this mission, our school is committed to giving individual attention to each student as we pursue our program of Academic Excellence, Creative Self-Expression, and Positive Character Development.


When current parents tell us why they chose MMS, they often refer to the community, the natural environment and our graduates.


Community: Since its inception in 1979, MMS has been based on a web of meaningful relationships. Parents, students, faculty and staff work together to be deeply respectful and caring. We are a small school where every person is known, and every person matters.

Environment: Our mountaintop campus is 355 acres of meadow and woodland – parents describe it as a haven where children and families can slow down and appreciate the wonders of our natural world. While it is less convenient than a school down the street, this setting contributes to the safety and peace that are essential to the learning that occurs here.

Graduates: The qualities evident in our juniors, seniors, and graduates have convinced many parents to choose MMS for their own children. These young adults know and respect themselves and they care deeply about others and the larger world. They are committed to being successful in ways that are meaningful and sustainable – making lasting contributions in the sciences, medicine, education, law, business, sports and the arts. They are articulate, gracious, thoughtful and caring human beings.


In today’s hectic world, many families are seeking a safe place where children are supported to learn and grow and be recognized for their unique gifts. As you discover more about Mount Madonna School, we hope you will get a sense of the heart and the magic of this special place.


Mary Supriya McDonald, Head of School