South Africa

Umbono Journey to South Africa: Student Pre-Trip Reflections

We invite you to follow the experiences of the junior class during their learning journey to South Africa, June 14-July 2. For photos, video and student perspectives, see the trip blog: africa.mountmadonnaschool.org The following reflections were written in the weeks leading up…

Chocolate Mousse and Kitchen Organization: Guest Chef Shares Culinary Advice as Seniors Prepare for March 9 Maitri Fundraiser Dinner

Recently, the twelfth grade culinary studies class at Mount Madonna School (MMS) had the “sweet treat” of preparing and sampling chocolate mousse under the guidance of guest chef David Jackman. Jackman is the owner of Chocolate the Restaurant in Santa Cruz. “David…

Class of 2018: Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Choices

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Indigo Kelly as the 2018 Valedictorian, and Zachary Wagner as Salutatorian. These students earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the small Central Coast school known for…

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…

gmh Today: Relationships – Opening the Door to Transformational Learning

gmh Today, November-December 2017, pages 102-103, “Relationships – Opening the Door to Transformational Learning,” by Ward “SN” Mailliard. Photos by Shmuel Thaler. I am often asked, “How do you manage to engage the prominent leaders that the students interview?” and “How do…

The Connection, 2016-17

The Connection, 2016-17, 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.