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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…