- About MMS
High School Program
Mount Madonna High School prepares students to lead, serve others, take responsibility, discipline themselves and care for one another. The majority of our students go on to four year institutions of higher learning and our curriculum prepares students for the most elite colleges in the country. Our A-G courses are approved by the University of California and we are accredited grades K-12 by CAIS and WASC. We require that students have four years of English, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, Social Studies, Performing Arts and three years of Second Language Acquisition. Honors courses are available in these subjects and when interest and ability warrant, classes at local community colleges can be arranged. Advanced Placement courses are also available in some academic subjects.
In order to foster students’ growth, we offer a challenging academic curriculum, exceptional performing arts program, visual arts and philosophy classes, including Values in American Thought and World Religions. Our travel-study program provides academic enrichment, opportunities for leadership, self-discipline, reflection and critical thinking. Students travel on extended field trips with faculty to broaden their world experience and go to Washington, D.C., in either their junior or senior year.
At MMS, our high school begins the year with a rafting trip on the American River that serves to bond friendships and create an environment of cooperation and team work. Students participate in a community service program and have a weekly advisory or communications class. Our high school students are the leaders of the campus and act as mentors for younger students. They have a Student Government that represents the student body and organizes events for the students.
Our athletic program offers a premier volleyball program for boys and girls in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League. Students have also competed in cross country and surfing. Student interests generate other programs such as Model U.N. and Mock Trial, literary magazines, film making/photography, etc.
While our program is highly successful, our definition of success is not limited to where our graduates go to college, but rather how prepared our graduates are to achieve their goals and contribute to the world as young adults.