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Mount Madonna School Articulates a Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Mount Madonna School (MMS) recently announced and shared a statement articulating its commitment to equity and inclusion as part of its core mission. “During my first learning journey with MMS students to South Africa in 2009, I was struck by the fact…

Congratulations to Our Dedicated Faculty!

We are pleased to announce that Mount Madonna School’s dedicated teachers are being honored as TEACHER OF THE MONTH by Growing up in Santa Cruz (GUISC) in their February 2021 issue. In an effort “to do more for teachers” during this especially challenging year,…

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…

Why Outdoor Learning? Preparing for a Fall 2020 Return to Campus

There is something magical about learning outdoors, and Mount Madonna School’s (MMS) 375 acres of land includes groves of coastal redwoods and live oaks, mountain meadows, chaparral, and ponds. The ecological tapestry of biomes, rich with diverse life forms, provides an unmatched…

Preparing for a Return to Campus: A Letter From Incoming Head of School Ann Goewert

I am honored and thrilled to join the Mount Madonna School (MMS) community officially starting on July 1. I have seen that compassion, curiosity, creativity, a discerning mind and leadership are characteristics of Mount Madonna students. During these unusual times, the best…

An Unquenchable Passion for Learning: Mount Madonna School Announces a New Head of School

The Mount Madonna School (MMS) trustees and board of directors are pleased to announce that Ann Goewert, Ph.D., will be the institution’s next head of school. Goewert will succeed retiring Head of School Mary Supriya McDonald on July 1, 2020. “Ann is…

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…