ENews Newsletter

Working Toward a More Equitable, Inclusive and Anti-Racist Climate

By Director of Upper School Shannon Kelly (’92) On November 11, the staff and faculty of Mount Madonna School (MMS) gathered via Zoom to take part in a workshop entitled, “Building on Cultural Assets and Strengths: One Step to Developing an Anti-Racist…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna School has Successful In-Person Instruction

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/9/2020, “Mount Madonna School has successful in-person instruction,” by Ryan Stuart; photos by Shmuel Thaler. WATSONVILLE >> Mount Madonna School in Watsonville is leading the charge in the return to in-person learning in Santa Cruz County. The private school…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: “Children are Parched for In-School Learning,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, November 2020, Behind the Teacher’s Desk, “Children are Parched for In-School Learning,” by Lisa Catterall. I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It…

Sugar Skulls, Friendly Games and Electrical Engineering: Fourth Grade’s Creative Curriculum

“La rosa…pan de muerto…tumba decorada…calavera de azucar…cocinar…ofrenda…flor amarilla,” called out Mount Madonna School (MMS) elementary Spanish teacher Luis Hernandez, one by one, as fourth grade students, sitting physically distanced at tables in their outdoor classroom, carefully practiced spelling and writing this new…

MMS will observe eight school days of remote learning following the Thanksgiving and December-January holiday breaks

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and December-January holiday breaks, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) community has much to be grateful for, from welcoming back all of our students to campus to our dedicated and caring faculty and staff. The holidays are traditionally…