Elementary

Homecoming Week Events: October 19-27

With the addition of the first prom in May 2022, Mount Madonna School (MMS) students enjoyed a tradition that has long been part of the high school experience for many young people.  Next, the Student Government Association (SGA) worked together to add…

Self-Expression, Connection, Transcendence: Music Teacher Holly Ota

Holly Ota is the new Mount Madonna School (MMS) performing arts music director and middle and high school music teacher. Holly has been educating Santa Cruz County music students since 1991. She holds a M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna School Makes AP Honor Roll

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/6/2023, “Mount Madonna School makes AP Honor Roll,” story and photo by Aric Sleeper. The Mount Madonna School in Watsonville announced that it recently made the top-tier of the Advanced Placement School Honor Roll, which is a distinction recognized…

Morgan Hill Life, Community Voices by Beatrice Miller, Grade 12

Morgan Hill Life, 10/4/23 issue, Community Voices, “Students respect the significance of International Peace Day,” by Beatrice Miller, grade 12 Read Beatrice Miller’s reflection on the publication website Or, read the full version below: By Beatrice Miller, grade 12 What is peace?…

Encouraging Compassion, Empathy and Kindness: Mount Madonna School Hosts Peace Day Commemoration

“I wish to begin with a word from the Dalai Lama, ‘If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another’,” shared twelfth grade student Beatrice Miller, in her address to the Mount Madonna School (MMS) student body, faculty and guests during…

Morgan Hill Life, Editorial: Let’s All Follow Mount Madonna’s Example for Peace

Morgan Hill Life, 9/20-10/3/2023 issue, Editorial, “Let’s all follow Mount Madonna’s example for peace.” Young people serve as a shining example of how education can be a catalyst for change In a world often marred by conflict and discord, we take heart…