Creative Arts

San Simeon Science Studies: Plankton, Stargazing and Ocean Engineering

Earlier this month, Mount Madonna School (MMS) tenth grade students headed south to the coast near San Simeon for a three-day, two-night camping trip and study of the marine ecosystem. During sophomore year, MMS students have the opportunity to choose between a…

43rd Annual Musical "Ramayana!" Returns to the Stage June 9-12

Join Hanuman, the monkeys, Prince Rama and Prince Lakshmana, as they journey to Lanka in their quest to rescue Princess Sita in the 43rd Mount Madonna School (MMS) “Ramayana!”, a musical theater production adapted for modern audiences and replete with lively action,…

Values, Perspective and the Whole Truth: Students Consider National Monuments

Perhaps no one monument could be made to tell the whole truth of any subject which it might be designed to illustrate. – Frederick Douglass “Emancipation Monument,” a bronze statue designed and sculpted by Bostonian Thomas Ball more than a century ago,…

Learning Journeys: A Reflection on Experiential Education

Mount Madonna Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Students Head to Washington, D.C. By Director of Upper School Shannon Kelly (’92) As Mount Madonna School (MMS) restarts many of the programs that have been on hold due to COVID-19, I am struck by the…

Students Participate in Model United Nations Event; Mount Madonna to Host May 14 Mini-Conference

Earlier this month, Mount Madonna School (MMS) students participated in a Model United Nations (Model UN) mini-conference hosted by York School on their Monterey campus. This event was a casual scrimmage open to all levels and organized to foster a sense of…