Ramayana

Class of 2021: Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Choices

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Kira Kaplan as the 2021 valedictorian and Sara Bautista as salutatorian. These students earned this distinction through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the Central Coast school known for strong…

Deep Connections and Unintended Benefits: Reflections on Ramayana!

By Lisa Catterall Fourteen years ago, I was a new parent and a new teacher at Mount Madonna School (MMS). I was a refugee from a job at Genentech that had me commuting far away from my three year old, and doing…

Class of ’21 Senior Spotlight: Octavio Moreno

Name, city of residence: Octavio Moreno, Capitola Grade you started at MMS: Ninth grade What inspires you? What really inspires me is having people who are already inspired around me; being around passionate people helps me to grow as an individual and…

Class of ’21 Senior Spotlight: Corey Mensinger

Name, city of residence:  Corey Mensinger, Soquel Grade you started at MMS: Fourth grade  What inspires you? I am inspired by people like Jacksepticeye, Corpse Husband, Valkyrae, and many other YouTubers and Twitch streamers. I’ve started livestreaming on Twitch more often now,…

Ramayana Character project art

Finding Humanity and Honoring the Process: Ramayana! Character Projects

To truly embody a character requires the actor to see and experience the world from that character’s perspective. Discovering a connection to character takes detective work, personal reflection and an embracing of the journey. Aside from spontaneous discoveries within rehearsal, another method…

Mary Supriya McDonald

Integrity, Leadership and Day-to-Day Kindness: Supriya McDonald

Mary Supriya McDonald, teacher and head of school, joined Mount Madonna School in 1987 and is retiring at the end of the current school year. Alumna Haley Campbell (’02) spoke with McDonald in December 2019, and shares this revealing profile. It was…