Mount Madonna School

491 Summit Road,
Watsonville, CA, 95076-0950
Tel: (408)847-2717
Grades: PK - 12 | 218 students
Mount Madonna School is committed to providing a unique and meaningful educational opportunity for each 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 Academic Excellence, Creative Self-Expression, and Positive Character Development.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 218 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Mount Madonna School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 16 / Feb. 24 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,275
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade.
% on Financial Aid 35%
Acceptance Rate 67%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lara Kilpatrick


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 08/15/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Monte Vista Christian School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Salesian Elementary & Junior High School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Sonshine School House (7.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Corralitos Salesian Elementary & Junior High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    605 Enos Ln
    Corralitos , CA , 95076
    (Roman Catholic)
    4.4  mi  |  162  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Watsonville Monte Vista Christian School
    2 School Way
    Watsonville , CA , 95076
    4.7  mi  |  972  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Morgan Hill Little Sonshine School House
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    Po Box 1784
    Morgan Hill , CA , 95038
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    7.5  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Aptos Orchard School    
    Alternative School
    2408 Trout Gulch Rd
    Aptos , CA , 95003
    Alternative School
    7.6  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Watsonville St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2400 East Lake Ave.
    Watsonville , CA , 95076
    (Roman Catholic)
    7.6  mi  |  241  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 28, 2014 - We are so happy we overcame the distance and sent our daughter to this amazing school. This is our daughter''s fourth year at Mount Madonna and she doesn''t want to miss a day. There are some fantastic teachers that really know how to engage and encourage the kids to learn. I wish I could go to school here. - Posted by Parent

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