Middle School Eligibility
Entry to the Middle School is based on social, emotional and academic readiness. This includes student performance at or above grade level in all academic areas, satisfactory scores on standardized exams and a record of good conduct.
High School Eligibility
Entry to High School is based on social, emotional and academic readiness for the rigorous college preparatory Mount Madonna High School program. This includes a 3.0 overall average with no grade lower than C, satisfactory scores on standardized exams, and a record of good conduct and positive contributions to the school community. In addition, it is recommended but not required for students to have completed at least one year of study of a foreign language, preferably Spanish, prior to enrolling in the 9th grade. Please contact if you have specific questions about your child’s eligibility as special circumstances are taken into consideration during the admissions process.
In order to fully appreciate and see our unique educational programs in action, we ask parents to first visit the campus and meet with a member of our school admissions team. Parents and students view the facilities, learn about the mission and history of our school, the overview of programs, parent participation, transportation and the admissions process. We ask that parents visit the school in advance of, or at the same time as a student shadow day.
We also require that prospective middle and high school students attend a “Shadow Day” during which the visiting students sit in on classes in their current and/or future grade and have the opportunity to meet with faculty and current students.
To schedule a tour or shadow day, please fill out our online form or call our admissions team at 408-846-4042. When leaving a message, please include your name, your child’s name and grade, and a phone number with the best times to reach you. Please also follow up with an email to .
Apply online – You will be prompted to create an account to get started. Use this account for all applications within the family. It will allow you to save your work as you complete the application(s). Please complete the form in its entirety. A separate application is required for each student.
Applications Open December 1
Financial Assistance Applications Open December 10
The Admissions Committee will meet regularly beginning December 1 to evaluate completed applications. When candidates complete steps one through four, a decision will be made and families will be notified of admission via email and a phone call.
Middle School: We require two confidential reports with one being from the current Language Arts teacher and one from the current Math teacher. In the case that they are the same teacher, you may give it to another current teacher of your choice. A third confidential report is optional.
High School: We require three confidential reports with one from each of the following current teachers: Math, English and Elective of your choice.
The Admissions Committee will review all applications upon receipt of the completed Application and Confidential Report Forms. If the applicant meets the admissions criteria, you will be contacted to schedule an interview for your student.
Decision Letters and Wait Pools
The Admissions Committee will review all applicant information. You will then receive written notification letting you know the committee’s decision as well as a phone call. If space is not available at the time you have applied and your student has met the admissions criteria, you may request that your application be kept active and you will be notified when space is available.
Thank you for your interest in Mount Madonna School.
We look forward to meeting you and your child.
Mount Madonna School’s open admission and financial assistance policies do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual preference, ethnic origin, disability, marital status, religion, creed or similar factors. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns: admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial assistance, and other school administered programs.