Kindergarten

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…

Family Redwood Hike and Eco-Carnival at 17th Annual Summit for the Planet Festival

From barn owls and bearded dragons to California kingsnakes and turkey vultures, the opportunity to get up close and hands-on with wildlife at the annual Summit for the Planet Earth Day festival is always a huge draw. Children and adults alike enjoy…

Student Government Association Organizes Support for Those Impacted by Storms

Due to the recent flooding and collapse of the Pajaro Levee, many of our south Santa Cruz County and north Monterey County community members are facing displacement, food insecurity and financial hardships. This flooding is disproportionately affecting lower-income Latinx or Hispanic families,…

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…

"Ramayana!" 2023 Cast List

Congratulations students! Onward to the 44th annual “Ramayana!” Twelfth Grade Bella Goddess Pārvatī Cecily Princess Sītā Jacob Mārīcha, King Sugrīva Mariah Queen Mandodarī Sam Hanumān, Choreographer: Golden Deer Sandy Lord Ravana Sky Prince Akshya, Nikumba Zoey Prince Rāma  Eleventh Grade Anya Invocation,…

Expressing Gratitude: Hawks’ Homecoming Week

November 3, 2022: The Mount Madonna School’ (MMS) Homecoming Week festivities were a great success enjoyed by the whole school community. Following are two expressions of gratitude from MMS community members. Acknowledgement and Appreciation By Student Government Association President Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak, grade…

Where Food Comes From: Students Visit Live Earth Farm

This week, Mount Madonna School (MMS) kindergarten, second and twelfth grade students visited Live Earth Farm in Watsonville, providing an opportunity for peer-to-peer mentoring, farm learning and for the youngest students, and increased opportunity of where food comes from.  “Our year- long study…

Quick 5 Podcast: Ann Goewert Interviewed by Morgan Hill Chamber President Nick Gaich

Quick 5 Podcast presented by the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce. Mount Madonna Head of School Ann Goewert was interviewed by Morgan Hill Chamber President Nick Gaich in this episode which aired on November 2, 2022.     Links for Listening: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Rm446T4571CPiXAC9jdzf?si=cL2EJw0-R9ehZFH0_elHEw…