High School

Learning Happens in Community: Meet High School English Teacher Sangita Diaz-Houston (’99)

Sangita Yolanda Diaz-Houston (‘99) is the new Mount Madonna School (MMS) high school English and creative writing teacher. She holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Santa Cruz, master’s in education from both the University of California, Santa Cruz…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: High School Chemistry Students Conduct Seasonal Experiment

Growing up in Santa Cruz, January 2024, “High School Chemistry Students Conduct Seasonal Experiment.” Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) 10th grade students explored “redox reactions” – a high school chemistry class version of holiday crafting – during a lab activity. A redox…

Silver Deposits and Redox Reactions: High School Chemistry Students Conduct “Seasonal” Experiment

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) 10th grade students explored “redox reactions” – a high school chemistry class version of holiday crafting – during a lab activity. A redox reaction, also known as oxidation reduction, is a reaction that involves the transfer of…

Gilroy Dispatch: “Mount Madonna School Students Work to Revitalize Campus Lake Ecosystem”

Gilroy Dispatch, 11/22/23, “Mount Madonna School students work to revitalize campus lake ecosystem.” On a recent afternoon, wind-blown cumulus clouds filled the sky and sunlight permeated towering redwood trees and grassland meadows, reflecting off the water of a small lake on the…

Aptos Times: Aptos High Alum Finds Cross Country Coaching Success

Aptos Times, 11/15/2023, “Aptos High Alum Finds Cross Country Coaching Success.” Nicole Silva Culbertson, who joined Mount Madonna School in 2015 and teaches science to eighth to twelfth grade students, is the coach for middle school cross country, track and field and…