High School

High School

Senior Awarded National Merit Scholarship Commendation

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce that senior Alexis “Lexi” Julien has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Earning this distinction signifies that a student scored in the top 5% nationwide of the more than 1.5 million students who took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). 

CAIS Faculty Newsletter: Science with Humanity by Lisa Catterall

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), Faculty Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2014, "Science with Humanity," by Lisa Catterall. Read the article. (see page 6)

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Footloose Cast Announcement!

Congratulations to All!

Please also read the Cast List Reflections


Fighting Hunger: Second Grade Leads Food Drive Effort at MMS

For the fifth consecutive year, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) second grade class is leading a community social service effort at MMS, to collect donations of canned, boxed and packaged dried food for the Grind Out Hunger Program and Second Harvest Food Bank. This year, partnering with their 4th and 11th grade buddies, the students set a goal of collecting enough donated food to provide 700 meals.

Cast List Reflections

Cast List Reflections

Congratulations to all for your engagement in the audition process, and for your trusting those in the room to be positive witness to your experimentation and discovery. Now the directors have the difficult job of assigning the roles. We’re aiming to post both cast lists by Saturday, 10/4, by 3:00 in the afternoon.

MMS HS Classes Now Using Google Classroom

We’re excited to announce a new tool we’re trying out this year called Google Classroom.  It’s linked to our school’s Google Apps for Education account and provides our teachers with the ability to assign, review, comment on, and grade homework digitally.  There are a number of teachers who are experimenting with using it as a tool this year to improve their management of submitted work, collaboration, and increase the speed with which they can return work to the students

Gilroy Today: Mount Madonna Goes to Washington

Gilroy Today, fall 2014 issue, "Mount Madonna Goes to Washington, story by Ward Mailliard, photos by Shmuel Thaler and Ward Mailliard. 

Read this story (download Adobe pdf)

Creative Engineering: The Factory at MMS

The Factory at Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a recently re-designated classroom space on the upper campus that students are utilizing for an array of creative projects. Resources include a state-of-the-art 3D printer, Arduino input/output sensors, LilyPad sewable circuits, a full complement of Snap Circuits education kits, soldering irons, ample motors, LEDs, switches and power supplies. There is enough space for up to three classes at a time to store ongoing engineering projects.

Drive for Schools Table at Deluxe Foods

Mount Madonna School will have a table at Deer Park Marketplace (Deluxe Foods) in Aptos on Sunday, October 12, 2014, where students can sell Drive for Schools tickets!

Our students were very successful last year in selling all their tickets to customers in this busy shopping center!

Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Interested? Contact Lara at lara_AT_mountmadonna.org or 408-846-4032.

Oct 12, 2014

MMS Night Out! First Stop: Engfer's Pizza

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of MMS and enjoyed delicious food and great company on Wednesday at Engfer Pizza Works! 10% of ALL sales that evening will go to the MMS gym fund. 
Stay posted for the next MMS Night Out!
Know of a restaurant who'd like to have MMS come for dinner for a % of the night's sales? Please contact Lara at 408-846-4032 or lara_AT_mountmadonna.org

Sep 24, 2014