Learning Journeys

MOUNT MADONNA STUDENT TABITHA HARDIN-ZOLLO

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mount Madonna School Seniors Finish Classes Remotely

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/20/2020, “Mount Madonna School seniors finish classes remotely,” photo by Shmuel Thaler. Mount Madonna School senior Tabitha Hardin-Zollo works remotely from her home in Corralitos as she and her classmates wrap up writing their concluding impressions of interviews done…

Zoom with David Yang

Bridges of Understanding: 2020 Washington, D.C. Interviews

Gaining a Global Human Perspective on Today’s World For three decades, the juniors and seniors of Mount Madonna School (MMS) have traveled to Washington, D.C. every other year to interview government and non-government leaders. This rite of passage introduces MMS students directly…

Joe Manchin

2020 Washington, D.C. Interviews: Gaining a Global Human Perspective on Today’s World

For three decades, the juniors and seniors of Mount Madonna School (MMS) have traveled to Washington, D.C. every other year to interview government and non-government leaders. This rite of passage introduces MMS students directly to those who lead in the larger world….

Mary Supriya McDonald

Integrity, Leadership and Day-to-Day Kindness: Supriya McDonald

Mary Supriya McDonald, teacher and head of school, joined Mount Madonna School in 1987 and is retiring at the end of the current school year. Alumna Haley Campbell (’02) spoke with McDonald in December 2019, and shares this revealing profile. It was…

Slough Science Increases Students’ Understanding of Watersheds, Oceans and Marine Ecosystems

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and ninth grade students visited the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Watsonville, to learn more about its ecosystem, local watersheds and to conduct plankton and benthic labs. Fifth grade students are studying great white…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Students Explore Elkhorn Slough Reserve

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/7/2020, “Students explore Elkorn Slough Reserve; young minds are learning how to connect the dots between local watersheds and the ocean,” by Ashleigh Papp. WATSONVILLE — For students at Watsonville’s Mount Madonna School, learning beyond the confines of the…