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T.E.A. Program for First-Twelfth Grades

Technology, Engineering and Art: Mount Madonna’s T.E.A. Program for First-Twelfth Grades

By Lisa Catterall Our schools will improve if they deliver quality arts education to all students. The students deserve nothing less. – James S. Catterall  My office just became host to a tray of smiling, blinking robotic bees happily keeping me company…

KION News Channel 5/46.com: High School Students in Santa Cruz Build Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles for Ocean Experiments

KION News Channel 5/46.com, “High school students in Santa Cruz build Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles for Ocean Experiments,” by Melody Waintal. Mount Madonna School Engineering Club students built an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to explore the ocean floors of Catalina Island….

Engineering Club Students Build Underwater ROVs for Ocean Experiments

Engineering Club Students Build Underwater ROVs for Ocean Experiments

What does it take to design and build a submersible, water-tight instrument to explore the oceans? Last week, with their school trip to Catalina Island just 10 days away, Mount Madonna School (MMS) high school Engineering Club students gave up lunch periods,…

Navigating a Brave New Educational Landscape

Faculty and Students Express a Deep Appreciation for Community Bonds On March 27 Mount Madonna School (MMS) teachers and students completed their second week of remote teaching and learning. During this same period, MMS administrators and staff continued to work remotely to…

Slough Science Increases Students’ Understanding of Watersheds, Oceans and Marine Ecosystems

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth and ninth grade students visited the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Watsonville, to learn more about its ecosystem, local watersheds and to conduct plankton and benthic labs. Fifth grade students are studying great white…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz: Calling All Ideas, Waste-Free 2020 by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Green Living, “Calling All Ideas: Waste-Free 2020,” by Lisa Catterall. Periodically our faculty comes together to review our school’s mission statement and our three pillars of Academic Excellence, Positive Character Development, and Creative Self Expression. Often during…