Service Learning

Enough to Eat: Students Study History, Food Insecurity and Visit Local Food Bank

We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. – Jimmy Carter, 39th United States president In their world history class, Mount Madonna School (MMS) seventh grade students recently learned about medieval Europe and the social structure of…

Senior Class Seeking Clothing Donations for the Children of the Sri Ram Ashram

The Mount Madonna School (MMS) senior class is seeking donations of new or gently used clothing for the children of Sri Ram Ashram in Haridwar, India. The Ashram was built and inspired by the late Baba Hari Dass, with support from the…

Feeding Families: Second Grade Class Hosts Food Drive; Community Participation Requested

Dear Mount Madonna School Community, The second grade class is hosting their annual food drive in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank to help feed hungry families in our area during the holiday season. There are bins for food donations in…

Character Matters

What follows is a reflection by Mount Madonna’s Head of School, Supriya Mary McDonald, on the importance of positive character development. Positive character development, along with academic excellence and creative self-expression, comprise the three pillars of Mount Madonna School.  As the many…

Environmental “Rockstars”: Elementary and High School Students Invited to Attend WE Day

When Emi Lord and her fifth grade classmates walk the red carpet at The Forum in Inglewood in a couple weeks, not only will her class’s environmental project on humpback whales be on her mind – after all that what’s earned the…

The Mercury News: Mount Madonna School Reading Writing and Reasoning

The Mercury News, 3/25/2018, “Mount Madonna School Reading Writing and Reasoning,” photo by Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel. Mount Madonna School junior Gracie Howley notes an important passage as her Values In World Thought class discusses the meaning of the work of…

Playing Around: Fifth Graders Use Original Games to Educate Public at Whalefest

Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth graders recently participated in the annual two-day Whalefest Monterey event. This weekend field trip provided the students with an opportunity to educate the public about humpback whales. They were invited to participate by Peggy Stap and hosted…