Hawk News

Awakening to Service: High School Seniors Journey to India

By Ward ‘SN’ Mailliard, MMS faculty

On March 22, thirteen Mount Madonna School (MMS) seniors will depart on an adventure that will take them half way around the world to New Delhi, India. For the students it will be a significant journey to another culture, where they will experience a society that is far older and quite different from what they are used to: different in language, history, food, religion and social customs. At the same time, it will also be a unique inner journey for each student to discover something about themselves as they engage in the many distinctive experiences and people they will meet on the journey. The students have chosen the name Bodhicitta Project for this journey, meaning “awakening the mind for the good of all beings.”

Enhancing Academic Excellence Through Performing Arts

By Supriya McDonald, Head of Lower School

Academic Excellence is one of the three main pillars of our School, together with Positive Character Development and Creative Self-Expression . Academic achievement is one of the five core values of an MMS education. These words are found in the mission statements of most schools, and also heard in political speeches during election season. But what does academic achievement and excellence look like at MMS? How do we demonstrate it and how do we measure it?

Colorful Journey: Students Explore India’s Epic History and Vibrant Culture

Along the banks of the Yamuna River, thousands of red sandstone bricks used to construct the Lal-Qila , or Red Fort of Delhi, gleam in the bright afternoon sun. This extensive compound, built between 1639 and 1648, is today a World Heritage Site and one of India’s architectural ‘jewels.’ It is also one of numerous places that Mount Madonna School elementary students have learned about in preparation for Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) annual Cultural Awareness event, planned for March 28 and 29. This popular assembly showcasing elementary students’ dramatic talents and creativity is the culmination of two months of focused study on a particular world culture: this year, the epic history and colorful diversity of India.

Alumni New Family Incentive Program Continues

Mount Madonna School is offering a New Family and Sibling Incentive Program for our MMS alumni.

Recognizing that alumni word of mouth promotion is one of the most effective ways of building our school community, we want to offer a token of gratitude in the form of a cash gift of $250 to each alumnus who refers a family to MMS, which results in a newly enrolled student. This is a way for us to say thank you to our alumni for this invaluable service to MMS.


Alice in Wonderland, Jr. – a Great Show for the Whole Family!

Tickets are on sale now for Mount Madonna’s middle school production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16 at 2pm.

Reservations can be made through Wednesday, Dec. 12 and must be payed for by this time. Remaining seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Call the office for availability after Dec. 12.