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Heeding a Call for Help: Dr. A.M. Kilpatrick Becomes a COVID Resource to the Broader Community

An interview with Dr. A.M. Kilpatrick (‘90) by Lara Kilpatrick (‘85) Auston Manoja “Marm” Kilpatrick (‘90), now professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and an internationally recognized expert in infectious diseases and their emergence,…

A Cross-Cultural Exchange: MMS-Sri Ram Ashram Connection Committee

Since the founding of Mount Madonna School (MMS), the MMS community has enjoyed a strong connection with the Sri Ram Ashram in India. Through the decades, many MMS students (some since preschool) have appreciated this cross-cultural connection, and yet over the years…

Digging into Dinosaurs: Mount Madonna Offers Asynchronous Science Course

Starting this semester, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is offering its first fully online asynchronous elective course for high school students. Titled The Dinosaurs, the class has been approved by the University of California as a college-preparatory elective in life sciences. Asynchronous learning…

Why Performing Arts?

Mount Madonna School (MMS) values the arts and offers a vibrant performing arts program geared to building confidence, character, and community in our student body. Physical movement, creative expression, and cognitive activities such as memorizing lines stimulate new neural pathways and aid…

Why Outdoor Learning? Preparing for a Fall 2020 Return to Campus

There is something magical about learning outdoors, and Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) 375 acres of land includes groves of coastal redwoods and live oaks, mountain meadows, chaparral, and ponds. The ecological tapestry of biomes, rich with diverse life forms, provides an unmatched…

Preparing for a Return to Campus: A Letter From Incoming Head of School Ann Goewert

I am honored and thrilled to join the Mount Madonna School (MMS) community officially starting on July 1. I have seen that compassion, curiosity, creativity, a discerning mind and leadership are characteristics of Mount Madonna students. During these unusual times, the best…