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About MCS


“MCS is a great progressive school, but much more than that, it is a community—of educators, students and parents—thinking together about how to make a better world.”

—Brian, MCS Parent


At Manhattan Country School, students in pre-K through eighth grade are members of a collaborative learning community that has been a model for both progressive education and socioeconomic, racial and ethnic diversity since our founding in 1966. Whether in our New York City classrooms or at our farm in the Catskill Mountains, students participate in a robust academic program that fosters critical thinking, curiosity, individuality and a sense of purpose; provides a deep understanding of our multicultural world; instills a life-long love of learning; and prepares students to succeed in high school and beyond.

A Message From Manhattan Country School's Director Michele Sola

Manhattan Country School Mission and Values

History of Manhattan Country School