Eleventh Grade Students Accepted into Rigorous State Summer Arts Program

Eleventh grade students Erik Howley and Sophia Manzur have been accepted into the upcoming theater arts program of the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) a highly competitive four-week summer arts intensive. Sophia also participated in 2022. Congratulations to these creative arts scholars!

“I am a huge fan of the CSSSA program,” commented Director of Upper School Shannon Kelly. “All of our students that have participated in the past have gotten so much out of the experience. I am proud of Erik and Sophia for being admitted to the program. I know they will have an amazing time being surrounded by other creatives.”


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Nestled among the redwoods on 375 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a diverse learning community dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believes a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.