Hawk Life

High School Athletic News: Ben Pearson Honored as League Most Valuable Player

Ben Pearson named Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL) Most Valuable Player (MVP), June 18, 2022: Santa Cruz Sentinel, All-SCCAL Boys Volleyball, “Mount Madonna’s Ben Pearson named MVP,” by Jim Seimas. Mount Madonna School’s boys volleyball team took third place in the…

Science Buddies: Second and Seventh Graders Study Microorganisms

Frequent opportunities for cross-grade learning are an intentionally-planned and essential element of the Mount Madonna School (MMS) program. Every grade at MMS pairs with another, and sometimes students will have both older and younger buddies – providing each with the learning experiences…

Honoring Excellence 2022: Students Recognized with Memorial and Pillar Awards

The Jivanti Rutansky Memorial Award In honor of Jivanti’s memory, the Mount Madonna School faculty give one high school student and one middle school student an award in her name each year. These awards are presented to students who embody the qualities…

Fifth Grader Creates Linocut Print for "Ramayana!" Photo Backdrop

Majestic towering redwoods and a soaring hawk – symbols long-associated with Mount Madonna School (MMS) – were recently rendered as carved linocut prints by fifth grade student Felix Alvarado, and displayed on a large photo backdrop at the school’s recent “Ramayana!” production…

Class of 2022: Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Choices

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Grace Timan as the 2022 valedictorian and Ben Pearson as salutatorian. Timan, who started attending MMS as a preschool student, and Pearson in kindergarten,  earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging…

Middle School Students Create Land-Art Sculptures Highlighting Principles of Design

Stone cairns, a fern- and flower-wrapped tree, and a snaking trail of leaves on the forest floor, were just a few of the environmental “land-art sculptures” that Mount Madonna School middle school students created this week. “In this sculpture project the sixth…