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Guest Photographer at "Ramayana!"

Joining the crew as a guest photographer at “Ramayana” this year is Preston Merchant, who has volunteered his time and talent for many years to help visually document this show. You may see him photographing rehearsals and the behind-the-scenes preparations at the…

May the FOREST be with You: 18th Annual Summit for the Planet Festival Returns May 4

Everyone is welcome and “may the forest be with you!” at the 18th annual Summit for the Planet on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Mount Madonna School. This free admission public festival begins with a 5K family hike that…

Reuse, Recycle and Compost: First Grade Students Learn About Raising Worms and Papermaking

This week, Mount Madonna School (MMS) first grade students visited the Waste Education Department at the City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility, where they learned about papermaking, composting and broader waste-reduction efforts. This learning-filled field trip is part of first grade’s…

Night Skies, Stories and Cultural Art: Mount Madonna School’s Lower School Spring Performance

The Mount Madonna School (MMS) lower school is reaching for the stars as students prepare for their Grandparents and Special Friends Day spring show with songs, skits, poetry and other celebrations of the night sky.  As the March 29 “Celestial Stories” performance…

"Ramayana!" 2024 Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of “Ramayana!” 2024! Twelfth Grade Anya Princess Sitā Beatrice Hanumān Bella Queen Kausalyā, Sampati, Demonini Cooper Prince Rāma Cy Hooknose Emma Bonehead Erik Lord Shiva, Student Choir Erin Queen Kaikeyī, Nila the Monkey Ethan Prince Lakshmana Irulan Goddess…

Mount Madonna School Champions Inclusive Education Through Flexible Tuition Model

Mount Madonna School (MMS) has fostered curiosity, critical thinking, creativity and meaningful relationships as an independent preschool – 12th grade school for more than four decades. Now MMS proudly announces its ongoing commitment to providing high-quality education to families of diverse socio-economic…

Performing Arts Brings Us Together: Meet Costumer Lauren Reece

Prior to joining Mount Madonna School (MMS) in 2023, costumer Lauren Reece obtained a B.A. in fashion with an emphasis in design from Arizona State University. She joins MMS with much enthusiasm for her new role. Social media coordinator Carly Wheelehan recently…

Students Roll Up Sleeves on National Day of Service

 The Mount Madonna School (MMS) community honored the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a nationwide day of service on Friday, January 12. “This year, MMS students and faculty participated in our third annual day of service…