We are a diverse learning community dedicated to creative, intellectual and ethical growth. We support our students to become caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals. We believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships, and service to society.

As we are dedicated to the education of our children

We Value:

  • Our learning community, which includes our students, faculty, administrators, staff, families, alumni and local, national, and international peers communities
  • Each individual, and all of their unique qualities - including race, culture, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, and socio-economics -  which weave into the tapestry of our shared humanity
  • Continual exploration of how our students learn
  • Creating a responsive and equitable learning environment where diverse perspectives are explored
  • Intellectual inquiry that fosters a love of learning, open-mindedness, curiosity, self-discipline and perseverance
  • The transformative power of the creative process
  • Experiential outdoor learning that prioritizes an interconnectedness with nature, individual and collective  well-being, and environmental stewardship
  • Development of relationships based on self-acceptance, openness, empathy, honesty and respectful communication
  • Experiences that cultivate a sense of belonging and visibility
  • Commitment to practices that support equity and racial, social, economic and environmental justice.

Our Environment at Mount Madonna Center

We are hosted by Mount Madonna Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, a residential community and conference center founded on the principles of yoga, and dedicated to non-harming, self-development and service to society. The values and the beauty of the Center’s 380-acre redwood forest provide a supportive and inspirational context in which our school learning community thrives.