Elementary

Watersheds and Ocean Ecosystems: Science Center Visit Enhances Learning

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) fourth and fifth grade students visited the Seymour Marine Science Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz; this off-campus learning adventure was included to support students’ studies of local watersheds, food webs and the ocean ecosystems….

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…

Student Government Association to Hold Holiday Market on December 8

Holiday gift giving made easy! Mount Madonna School’s Student Government Association is presenting a Holiday Market on December 8 from 3:30-5:30pm at the upper campus. Admission is free. If you’re interested in having a table space to sell or promote your business…

Stewardship and Identity: Students Initiate Collaborative Revitalization of Campus Lake Ecosystem

On a recent afternoon, wind-blown cumulus clouds filled the sky and sunlight permeated towering redwood trees and grassland meadows, reflecting off the water of a small lake on the Mount Madonna School (MMS) campus. As senior students navigated a short hillside trail…

GMH Today: “Brain Building: Research Supports a Playful Approach to Preschool – Kindergarten Learning,” by Hema Walker

gmh Today, Fall 2023, “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,…

Honoring Día de Los Muertos: School Community Invited to Contribute to Altar

¡Saludos Mount Madonna School Community! In preparation for the upcoming Día de Los Muertos (or “Day of the Dead”), I wanted to reach out to inform you of the anticipated festivities, and to invite your contributions. Though it is my first year…