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Science and Service: Ninth Grade Students’ Yosemite Learning Journey

The deep valleys, grand meadows and magnificent sequoia forests of Yosemite National Park are the setting this week for a five-day learning journey focused on environmental science for Mount Madonna School (MMS) ninth grade students. This hands-on study complements the school’s year-long…

Reuse, Recycle and Compost: First Grade Students Learn About Raising Worms and Papermaking

This week, Mount Madonna School (MMS) first grade students visited the Waste Education Department at the City of Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility, where they learned about papermaking, composting and broader waste-reduction efforts. This learning-filled field trip is part of first grade’s…

Clip from India video

Featured Video: Drishtikon 2024 – Learning Journey to India Overview

An overview video of Mount Madonna School seniors’ 2024 learning journey to India, the Drishtikon Project (“Perspectives”). View the blog for writings, photos, and videos. Part of the Values in World Thought Program. Filmed and edited by Devin Kumar (http://www.devinkumar.com)

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…