Pre/K

Calling All Ideas: Waste-Free Holiday Celebrations

Periodically our faculty comes together to review our school’s mission statement and our three pillars of Academic Excellence, Positive Character Development, and Creative Self Expression. Often during our discussions, the idea of “environmental stewardship” as a fourth pillar arises. Whether it is…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Name Dropping: Madonna Green Again

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/25/2019, Name Dropping, “Madonna green again.” Mount Madonna School in Watsonville has received its Santa Cruz County Green Business recertification, and was acknowledged alongside other recipients during a ceremony held at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers on Nov….

Aptos Times: A Cultural Celebration, Dia de los Muertos at Mount Madonna School

Aptos Times, 11/15/2019, “A Cultural Celebration: Dia de los Muertos at Mount Madonna School.” Nice recognition for the work of our Spanish teachers, Sara Sobkoviak and Carolina Riano, for educating students about the cultural and historical significance of Dia de los Muertos,…

The Connection, 2018-19

  The Connection, 2018-19, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School. Click on the above image to load  and view the content in a ‘page-turning’ format or download the PDF.

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Name Dropping: Day of the Dead at Mount Madonna School

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/3/2019, Name Dropping, “Day of the Dead.” Mount Madonna School held its annual celebration of Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on campus this week. Spanish teachers Carolina Riano and Sara Sobkoviak invited parents, visitors and…

WatsonvillePatch.com: Día de los Muertos Celebrated At Mount Madonna School

WatsonvillePatch.com: Día de los Muertos Celebrated At Mount Madonna School. Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) annual celebration of Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is fast approaching! Spanish teachers Carolina Riano and Sara Sobkoviak invite parents, visitors and the community…

Preparing for Adulthood: Expanding the Traditional Home Economics Focus

Teacher Sara Sobkoviak’s new Mount Madonna School (MMS) course for senior students, Adulting 101, is focused on bringing every-day life experiences into the classroom. The class is an expansion of last year’s Culinary Studies course, with additional topics, including sustainable gardening, healthy…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz. Behind the Teacher’s Desk, “Lighting the Fire,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, October 2019, Behind the Teacher’s Desk, “Lighting the Fire,” by Lisa Catterall. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel — Socrates “I have to do what? Talk about how a living…