India

Guest Photographer at "Ramayana!"

Joining the crew as a guest photographer at “Ramayana” this year is Preston Merchant, who has volunteered his time and talent for many years to help visually document this show. You may see him photographing rehearsals and the behind-the-scenes preparations at the…

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Featured Video: Drishtikon 2024 – Learning Journey to India Overview

An overview video of Mount Madonna School seniors’ 2024 learning journey to India, the Drishtikon Project (“Perspectives”). View the blog for writings, photos, and videos. Part of the Values in World Thought Program. Filmed and edited by Devin Kumar (http://www.devinkumar.com)

Class of ’24 Senior Spotlight: Bella Sol Padilla

Name, city of residence: Bella Sol Padilla, Gilroy Grade you started at Mount Madonna School: I began at Mount Madonna as a sophomore. What inspires you? Creativity and ambition inspire me. What is your favorite subject in school, and why?  My favorite…

Class of ’24 Senior Spotlight: Beatrice Miller

Name, city of residence: Beatrice Miller, San Juan Bautista Grade you started at Mount Madonna School: Eighth grade What inspires you? The many powerful, driven, and creative women in my life! My mother, Jameelah Johnson, Sara Sobkoviak, I can’t think of just…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: A New Perspective – Mount Madonna Senior Class Recounts Trip

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 3/23/24, “A New Perspective, Mount Madonna Senior Class Recounts Trip,” by Shmuel Thaler. The Mount Madonna School senior class has the attention of fellow students, parents and teachers at a Friday assembly as they recount their experiences during their…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Mount Madonna Students Visit India

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/29/2024, “Mount Madonna Students Visit India,” story and photos by Shmuel Thaler.         Sentinel cover story (downloadable pdf) Global Learning – photo essay (downloadable pdf)

BNN – The People’s Network: Global Learning in India Visit

BNN – The People’s Network, “Global Learning in India Visit,” by Dil Bar Irshad. Read an excerpt: Implications for Future Global Citizens …The enduring impact of such trips cannot be overstated. As students like Gonzalez return to their communities, they bring back…

Class of 2023: Valedictorians, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Decisions

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Cecily Kelly, Mariah Cohen and Samuel Kaplan as the 2023 co-valedictorians and Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak as salutatorian. Cohen, Kaplan and Kelly, who started attending MMS as preschools students, and Ocampo-Sobkoviak in fifth grade, earned this…

Class of ’23 Senior Spotlight: Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak

Name, city of residence: Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak, Watsonville Grade you started at MMS: Fifth grade What inspires you? What inspires me are people who defy expectations in a positive way and don’t let others define them. What is your favorite subject in school,…