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Abolition, Revolution and the Roots of Democracy: Eighth Grade Boston History Tour

An opportunity to support classroom-based learning  with a visit to sites and locations of historical significance can make a lasting educational impression on students. To that end, Mount Madonna School’s upper school history faculty are planning a learning journey with the eighth…

Seniors Say “Thank You” as Community Turns Out to Support Maitri Fundraiser Dinner

On March 9, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) twelfth grade culinary studies class and teacher Sara Sobkoviak hosted more than 100 guests for dinner in Corralitos. The Maitri Fundraiser Dinner was organized to showcase the culinary skills students have honed in their…

Enough to Eat: Students Study History, Food Insecurity and Visit Local Food Bank

We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. – Jimmy Carter, 39th United States president In their world history class, Mount Madonna School (MMS) seventh grade students recently learned about medieval Europe and the social structure of…

Chocolate Mousse and Kitchen Organization: Guest Chef Shares Culinary Advice as Seniors Prepare for March 9 Maitri Fundraiser Dinner

Recently, the twelfth grade culinary studies class at Mount Madonna School (MMS) had the “sweet treat” of preparing and sampling chocolate mousse under the guidance of guest chef David Jackman. Jackman is the owner of Chocolate the Restaurant in Santa Cruz. “David…

YouthSERVE: Summer Institute Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Middle and High School Students

A wonderful opportunity for middle and high school students through the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, with their free summer program, YouthSERVE Summer Institute. Every summer, this organization matches volunteers with local nonprofits across the county that connect to students’ interests….

Morgan Hill Life: Community Voices by Shannon Kelly: Documentary Shows What College Entrance Exams Really Measure

Morgan Hill Life, 2/13/2019, “Community Voices by Shannon Kelly: Documentary shows what college entrance exams really measure,” by Shannon Kelly. Each year more than three million high school students take the SAT or ACT, the entrance exams required by most four-year colleges…

International Otter Survival Fund newsletter: Children Helping Monitor Sea Otter Disturbance in California

International Otter Survival Fund newsletter, number 97, January 2019, “Children helping monitor sea otter disturbance in California.” This organization is based on the Isle of Skye near Scotland’s northwest coast. Fifth graders from Mount Madonna School joined a Sea Otter Savvy programme…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna School Screens ‘The Test and The Art of Thinking’

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/6/19, “Mount Madonna School screens ‘The Test and The Art of Thinking’,” by Kena DeLong. SANTA CRUZ — Mount Madonna School will host the first of two film screenings that examine the ACT and SAT test industry. “The Test…