Feeding Hope and Nurturing Empathy: Second Graders Lead Community Food Drive

While it’s not unusual for school communities to contribute to local food drives, it may be unique to have the effort led for more than a decade by six- and seven-year-old children. Each fall Mount Madonna School (MMS) second grade students, guided…

Connection 2020-21

Connection, 2020-21

The Connection, 2020-21, an annual publication for families, friends and alumni of Mount Madonna School. Click on the above image to load  and view the content in a ‘page-turning’ format or download the PDF.

Students Learning About Farming

Berries, Beans and Goats: Students Learning About Farming

Young students applied all of their senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste – this week to experiential lessons at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville. Mount Madonna School preschool and fourth grade students enthusiastically engaged with resident livestock and friendly farmers…

Celebrating the World We Want

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Teacher’s Desk: Back In-Person by Lisa Catterall

Growing Up in Santa Cruz, Teacher’s Desk, “Back In-Person” by Lisa Catterall There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. – Margaret Wheatley This summer, I’ve been teaching in a program where I feel compelled…