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Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna Students Receive EPA Youth Award

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 7/20/2019, Mount Madonna students receive EPA youth award | Name dropping.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency selected the 2017-18 fifth-grade class at Mount Madonna School in Watsonville to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award for its work to…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: Research Supports a “Playful” Approach to Pre/K Learning

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, August 2019, “Brain Building: Research Supports a “Playful” Approach to Preschool/Kindergarten Learning,” by Hema Walker. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world,…

Glimpses of the 41st annual Ramayana! from Sitaarre TV

Thank you to our friends at SITAARRE TV for the time and care that went into the interviews with cast and Director Sampad Kachuck, Sadanand Mailliard and Head of School Supriya McDonald at  Mount Madonna School’s 41st annual Ramayana!. Click on each photo to view a…

Preston Merchant’s 2019 Commemorative Ramayana! Photobook Available

Many of you in the Mount Madonna School and Mount Madonna Center community may have had a chance to connect with photographer Preston Merchant at Ramayana! recently. This is Preston’s sixth year documenting the Ramayana! through behind the scenes images! We are…

India West: MMS Students to Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award for Their Efforts to Protect Humpback Whales

India West, 6/1/2019, “MMS Students to Receive President’s Environmental Youth Award for Their Efforts to Protect Humpback Whales.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency has selected the 2017-18 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: Potential and the Value of Sitting on the Bench

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, June 2019, “Potential and the Value of Sitting on the Bench,” by Lisa Catterall. I would never have thought I was capable of sitting on the bench as the number two man. And it showed me that…