Dear MMS Community, We are pleased to announce the selection of Shannon Kelly as our new high school director for the 2016-17 school year. Shannon is an MMS alumna (’92) as well as the parent of three daughters, Zoe (’15), Indigo (10th)…
SantaCruzParent.com, 2/11/2016, “Teach to Learn: Mentoring Leaders,” an insightful essay by Mount Madonna Head of School Supriya McDonald. Click the following link and scroll about half way down to read. Read more
Mount Madonna School (MMS) will restructure the administration of its athletic program for the 2016-2017 school year, splitting its single athletic director (AD) role into two positions. This plan coincides with completion of the school’s new athletic facility. Longtime MMS Athletic Director…
Behind the exceptional natural setting and inspiring educational philosophy that is Mount Madonna School (MMS), is its most significant ‘natural resource’: a diverse faculty, administration and staff of enthusiastic, creative, and dedicated individuals, who together bring a broad range of personal and…
Rafting on the American River
Both middle school and high school students begin each school year with an outdoor bonding trip. The middle school goes camping and the high school goes river rafting. Teachers and students get to know each other in an informal setting before they enter their classrooms.
One of the fascinating points to surface in a recent school “climate” survey is that while many of our families place the highest value on the character education component of MMS, at the same time, many people identified that people outside the school are concerned or confused about the role of spirituality at the school — and the relationship between Mount Madonna School and Mount Madonna Center.
We appreciate community members raising the question as it is an important aspect of our identity.