Washington D.C.

On Washington, D.C. Trip, Local Students Witness a Historic Moment and Protestors’ Strong Reactions

On May 3, during their week-long Values in American Thought learning journey to Washington D.C., Mount Madonna School (MMS) eleventh and twelfth grade students passed by the Supreme Court and witnessed a historic moment for our nation. This moment was captured in…

Values, Perspective and the Whole Truth: Students Consider National Monuments

Perhaps no one monument could be made to tell the whole truth of any subject which it might be designed to illustrate. – Frederick Douglass “Emancipation Monument,” a bronze statue designed and sculpted by Bostonian Thomas Ball more than a century ago,…

Learning Journeys: A Reflection on Experiential Education

Mount Madonna Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Students Head to Washington, D.C. By Director of Upper School Shannon Kelly (’92) As Mount Madonna School (MMS) restarts many of the programs that have been on hold due to COVID-19, I am struck by the…

Government in Action: Students Interview County Supervisor Manu Koenig

By Shannon Kelly In May, as part of the Values in World Thought program, junior and senior students will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to experience government in action. One key aspect of the program is providing students the opportunity to engage…

Conversations of Meaning: January 12, 7:00pm

An evening of dialogue and discovery Values in World Thought is a capstone course unique to Mount Madonna School (MMS) that spans 11th and 12th grades and engages students in meaningful conversations. True dialogue is a collaborative process of active listening and discussion that…