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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…

Class of 2019: Valedictorians, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Choices

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Priyanka Bharghavan and Noah Kaplan as the 2019 Co-Valedictorians, and Luca Peruzzi as Salutatorian. These students earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the small Central Coast…

Umbono Journey to South Africa: Student Pre-Trip Reflections

We invite you to follow the experiences of the junior class during their learning journey to South Africa, June 14-July 2. For photos, video and student perspectives, see the trip blog: africa.mountmadonnaschool.org The following reflections were written in the weeks leading up…

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…

Students to Receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award for Their Efforts to Protect Humpback Whales

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the 2017-18 fifth grade class at Mount Madonna School (MMS) in Watsonville to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) for their work to fight environmental threats faced by humpback whales. The awards…