Creative Arts

Learning Happens in Community: Meet High School English Teacher Sangita Diaz-Houston (’99)

Sangita Yolanda Diaz-Houston (‘99) is the new Mount Madonna School (MMS) high school English and creative writing teacher. She holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Santa Cruz, master’s in education from both the University of California, Santa Cruz…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: High School Chemistry Students Conduct Seasonal Experiment

Growing up in Santa Cruz, January 2024, “High School Chemistry Students Conduct Seasonal Experiment.” Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) 10th grade students explored “redox reactions” – a high school chemistry class version of holiday crafting – during a lab activity. A redox…

Silver Deposits and Redox Reactions: High School Chemistry Students Conduct “Seasonal” Experiment

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) 10th grade students explored “redox reactions” – a high school chemistry class version of holiday crafting – during a lab activity. A redox reaction, also known as oxidation reduction, is a reaction that involves the transfer of…

Agricultural Museum Provides First Graders with Hands-On History Lesson

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) first grade students visited the Agricultural History Museum at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville for a learning adventure. Knowledgeable docents guided students through various hands-on activities that offered the youngsters the chance to sample some…

Enhancing Imagination: Performing Arts Character Projects

Creative self-expression, academic excellence and positive character development are hallmarks of a Mount Madonna School (MMS) education, and are infused throughout the preschool through grade 12 curriculum. The performing arts Character Project, designed for students grades six through 12, consists of three…

Morgan Hill Times, Mount Madonna School Prepares for “Elf The Musical Jr.”

Morgan Hill Times, 11/22/23, “Mount Madonna School prepares for ‘Elf The Musical Jr’.” Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a…