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Mount Madonna School Hosts Two-Day YOUnivesity for Middle and High School Students

On January 25 and 26 Mount Madonna School (MMS) will launch its first annual YOUniversity learning days. The project was initially conceived as a way to engage students during parent-teacher conferences, however faculty committee organizing the event quickly realized it offers so…

NAIS, Independent Ideas, Climbing Mountains: A School Year of Ups and Downs by Grace Timan, grade 11

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), January 2021, “Climbing Mountains: A Year of Ups and Downs,” by Grace Timan, grade 11. Editor’s note: The pandemic has forced school leaders to make tough calls about staffing, safety protocols, and how and when to…

Teachable Moments and Students’ Well-Being: Discussing the January 6 National Events

Following the unprecedented events of January 6, 2021 in our nation’s Capitol, Mount Madonna Head of School Ann Goewert shared the following message with school employees. We share it here, as it may offer perspective and support for parents and others in…

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Teacher’s Desk: Carry Forward by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, January 2021, Teacher’s Desk, “Carry Forward,” by Lisa Catterall. The past gets carried with us. It’s always there. – Ann Pearlman Two days ago the sky finally poured a real amount of rain on our beautiful mountaintop…