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Meaningful Connections: Eighth Grade Students to Embark on Boston Learning Journey

Each year at Mount Madonna School (MMS), eighth grade students and MMS faculty participate in a learning journey to historic Boston, Massachusetts. The 2023 trip is planned for April 16-21, and  teacher Chrislaine Miller will lead this history trek.  During this week-long…

Fables, Folklore and Culture: Nordic Tales & Songs Onstage April 21

Classic characters of Nordic folklore: cunning Fox, gullible Wolf, clever Hare and powerful Bear, along with pine marten, European adder, rooster, hen and wolverine – will each be embodied on stage by Mount Madonna School (MMS) students as part of their upcoming…

Mount Madonna’s Top UC-Acceptance Ranking in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties

As a result of the educational opportunities and experiences at Mount Madonna School, our students attend some of the finest universities. We are proud to share with our community and beyond that Mount Madonna School has the highest University of California acceptance rate of…

High School Students Attend University of Southern California Model United Nations Conference

Last week, Mount Madonna School (MMS) high school students traveled to Los Angeles to attend the Model United Nations (Model UN or MUN) conference at University of Southern California (USC), March 24-26. Despite the long road trip, the conference was a rewarding…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, “Carmel, Beige and Pink,” by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, March 2023, “Carmel, Beige and Pink,” by Lisa Catterall. Race is a mirage but one that humanity has organized itself around in very real ways. – Ibram X. Kendi My son asked me the other day about…

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Students Learning Other Cultures, Wedding in India

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 3/2/2023, “Students Learning Other Cultures, Wedding in India,” story and photos by Shmuel Thaler. Santa Cruz County residents Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak and Mariah Cohen cover their heads out of respect as they arrive at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, a…

Innovate and Create: Sixth Graders Explore Digital Coding and Physical Fabrication

This week the Mount Madonna School (MMS) sixth grade Technology, Engineering and Art (TEA) class became the first group to use a cutting-edge computer platform called Piper. Piper kits combine physical fabrication and engineering with digital coding to encourage engineering skills, computer…