Creative Arts

Class of ’24 Senior Spotlight: Bella Sol Padilla

Name, city of residence: Bella Sol Padilla, Gilroy Grade you started at Mount Madonna School: I began at Mount Madonna as a sophomore. What inspires you? Creativity and ambition inspire me. What is your favorite subject in school, and why?  My favorite…

Class of ’24 Senior Spotlight: Beatrice Miller

Name, city of residence: Beatrice Miller, San Juan Bautista Grade you started at Mount Madonna School: Eighth grade What inspires you? The many powerful, driven, and creative women in my life! My mother, Jameelah Johnson, Sara Sobkoviak, I can’t think of just…

Class of ’24 Senior Spotlight: Cy Harris

Name, city of residence: Cy Harris, Watsonville Grade you started at Mount Madonna School: 11 What inspires you? Many things inspire me. My family and friends are the main things. What is your favorite subject in school, and why?  My favorite subject…

Class of ’24 Senior Spotlight: Anya Gonzalez

What is your favorite subject in school, and why?  My favorite class is Values in World Thought; I love being able to get a comprehensive understanding of the world we live in through different perspectives and values. I particularly have enjoyed reading…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: A New Perspective – Mount Madonna Senior Class Recounts Trip

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 3/23/24, “A New Perspective, Mount Madonna Senior Class Recounts Trip,” by Shmuel Thaler. The Mount Madonna School senior class has the attention of fellow students, parents and teachers at a Friday assembly as they recount their experiences during their…

Night Skies, Stories and Cultural Art: Mount Madonna School’s Lower School Spring Performance

The Mount Madonna School (MMS) lower school is reaching for the stars as students prepare for their Grandparents and Special Friends Day spring show with songs, skits, poetry and other celebrations of the night sky.  As the March 29 “Celestial Stories” performance…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Mount Madonna Students Visit India

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 2/29/2024, “Mount Madonna Students Visit India,” story and photos by Shmuel Thaler.         Sentinel cover story (downloadable pdf) Global Learning – photo essay (downloadable pdf)

Powerful Cacti, Brain Research and Strontium Sparks: Seventh Graders Tour College Science Facilities

Recently, Mount Madonna School (MMS) seventh grade students visited science classrooms and research laboratories on the campuses of Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), to expose them to science and research underway, and for an “early” glimpse into…