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Navigating a Brave New Educational Landscape

Faculty and Students Express a Deep Appreciation for Community Bonds On March 27 Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers and students completed their second week of remote teaching and learning. During this same period, MMS administrators and staff continued to work remotely to…

Slough Science Increases Students’ Understanding of Watersheds, Oceans and Marine Ecosystems

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and ninth grade students visited the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Watsonville, to learn more about its ecosystem, local watersheds and to conduct plankton and benthic labs. Fifth grade students are studying great white…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: Calling All Ideas, Waste-Free 2020 by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Green Living, “Calling All Ideas: Waste-Free 2020,” by Lisa Catterall. Periodically our faculty comes together to review our school’s mission statement and our three pillars of Academic Excellence, Positive Character Development, and Creative Self Expression. Often during…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Opinion: “Waste-free Holiday Celebrations”

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/16/2019, Opinon, “Waste-free Holiday Celebrations,” by Lisa Catterall. Periodically our faculty comes together to review our school’s mission statement and our three pillars of Academic Excellence, Positive Character Development, and Creative Self Expression. Often during our discussions, the idea…

The Connection, 2018-19

  The Connection, 2018-19, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School. Click on the above image to load  and view the content in a ‘page-turning’ format or download the PDF.

The Connection, 2017-18

The Connection, 2017-18, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School. Click on the image to load  and view the content in a ‘page-turning’ format or download the PDF.

Students Bond Over Whale Project, Marine Studies and Reducing Plastic Debris

With a distinct body shape, large pectoral fins and knobby head, humpbacks whales have long captured people’s imagination and interest. Intelligent and vocal, each humpback population communicates in its own dialect, and males sing songs that can last for 20 minutes and…