- General Information
Community Main Page
Community is the cornerstone of MCS. Parents play a pivotal and active role within our community. We value the diversity of our parent body, and we rely on parents as resources in everything from curriculum and classroom activities to homework support to fundraising.
All Manhattan Country School parents are members of our Parents’ Association, whose mission is to ensure a well informed, involved parent body. Each class of parents at MCS also has a “class job” as part their involvement in MCS – whether it is organizing Parents’ Association committees, helping to run fundraising events, serving as crossing guards for class travel to assemblies, etc. Community events such as the annual Farm Festival, MLK March, and Big Night Out! bring parents, alumni, faculty and staff together to share in the warmth and spirit of MCS.
Within the Curriculum
Parents and family are central to the MCS curriculum. They support the educational program through sharing family stories or cooking a favorite dish to share with their class. They may also help in the classroom or educate the community with their own particular expertise or interest. Teachers welcome parents on class trips and parents are invited to visit our 180-acre working farm in the Catskills on Farm Outing Day. In each grade, two Parent Class Representatives volunteer for one-year terms. They act as a liaison between classroom parents and teachers, coordinate meetings, and organize class potluck dinners.
We invite you to tour the community website for more information and resources.