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Mount Madonna School

445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

(408) 847-7133


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are pleased to introduce you to our school and describe our commitment to providing a unique and meaningful educational opportunity for your child. Our primary mission is to integrate intellectual, social and creative learning within the context of supportive human relationships.
We are dedicated to helping our students become aware of the range of their creative talents and how those talents can be applied in developing a life of positive meaning and purpose. To fulfill this mission our school is committed to giving individual attention to each student as we pursue our program of:"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"09:00 - 10:45 Indoors-time, including individual and group lessons, snack, free choice and circle-times
10:45 - 11:30 Outdoors play
11:30 - 12:00 Circle-time, may include stories, music, movement
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
12:30 - 01:00 Outdoors play
01:00 - 01:45 Quiet-time, includes rest and looking at books
01:45 - 03:00 Indoors-time, includes art activities, free choice and a closing circle
03:00 - 03:20 Snack and outdoors play
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school