Creative Arts

Why Performing Arts?

Mount Madonna School (MMS) values the arts and offers a vibrant performing arts program geared to building confidence, character, and community in our student body. Physical movement, creative expression, and cognitive activities such as memorizing lines stimulate new neural pathways and aid…

Ramayana Character project art

Finding Humanity and Honoring the Process: Ramayana! Character Projects

To truly embody a character requires the actor to see and experience the world from that character’s perspective. Discovering a connection to character takes detective work, personal reflection and an embracing of the journey. Aside from spontaneous discoveries within rehearsal, another method…

Mary Supriya McDonald

Integrity, Leadership and Day-to-Day Kindness: Supriya McDonald

Mary Supriya McDonald, teacher and head of school, joined Mount Madonna School in 1987 and is retiring at the end of the current school year. Alumna Haley Campbell (’02) spoke with McDonald in December 2019, and shares this revealing profile. It was…