Pre/K

Mount Madonna’s Top UC-Acceptance Ranking in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties

As a result of the educational opportunities and experiences at Mount Madonna School, our students attend some of the finest universities. We are proud to share with our community and beyond that Mount Madonna School has the highest University of California acceptance rate of…

Family Redwood Hike and Eco-Carnival at 17th Annual Summit for the Planet Festival

From barn owls and bearded dragons to California kingsnakes and turkey vultures, the opportunity to get up close and hands-on with wildlife at the annual Summit for the Planet Earth Day festival is always a huge draw. Children and adults alike enjoy…

Student Government Association Organizes Support for Those Impacted by Storms

Due to the recent flooding and collapse of the Pajaro Levee, many of our south Santa Cruz County and north Monterey County community members are facing displacement, food insecurity and financial hardships. This flooding is disproportionately affecting lower-income Latinx or Hispanic families,…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, “Carmel, Beige and Pink,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, March 2023, “Carmel, Beige and Pink,” by Lisa Catterall. Race is a mirage but one that humanity has organized itself around in very real ways. – Ibram X. Kendi My son asked me the other day about…

"Ramayana!" 2023 Cast List

Congratulations students! Onward to the 44th annual “Ramayana!” Twelfth Grade Bella Goddess Pārvatī Cecily Princess Sītā Jacob Mārīcha, King Sugrīva Mariah Queen Mandodarī Sam Hanumān, Choreographer: Golden Deer Sandy Lord Ravana Sky Prince Akshya, Nikumba Zoey Prince Rāma  Eleventh Grade Anya Invocation,…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, “The Excavators on the Playground,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, February 2023. “The Excavators on the Playground,” by Lisa Catterall. I spent three years involved in writing and defending the California Preschool Foundations. State-sponsored preschool is a marvelous concept, and there were hundreds of well-intentioned people who…

A Welcoming Preschool Environment Inspires Students’ Growth and Curiosity By Danielle Barr

By Danielle Barr The Mount Madonna School (MMS) preschool is a thoughtfully curated environment where each child feels right at home to explore and discover. When a new child arrives in the classroom, the very first thing teachers do is have conversations…

Expressing Gratitude: Hawks’ Homecoming Week

November 3, 2022: The Mount Madonna School’ (MMS) Homecoming Week festivities were a great success enjoyed by the whole school community. Following are two expressions of gratitude from MMS community members. Acknowledgement and Appreciation By Student Government Association President Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak, grade…