Traveling from near and far, more than 150 visitors came to Manhattan Country School on Friday, April 7, for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. Guests were greeted by MCS staff and parents volunteers before making their way to the gym for a delicious selection of scones and other breakfast treats prepared by the MCS Kitchen. While in the gym, visitors had the opportunity to view several displays of student work and a photo slideshow highlighting MCS curriculum.
In classrooms, guests got to experience MCS curriculum first-hand. They observed morning meetings and participated in a host of activities and discussions. Afterward, visitors returned to the gym for a brief presentation. Visitors of students in the 4-5s through 7-8s watched the 6-7s sing “The Mailbox Song.” Those visiting students in the 8-9s and up were treated to a musical presentation by students in the sixth grade and a taste of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March through Orisis’ presentation of his speech. In both sessions, Director Michèle Solá talked about MCS, the move into the new building and what the future holds for the school.
This biannual event offers MCS families the rare opportunity to share their children’s school experience with grandparents and other loved ones. One guest left the following comment on Facebook after her visit:
“I was so impressed with the school and how happy my niece was there. The idea of hands-on learning is so wonderful. I had my doubts because of my own experience with conventional teaching. This is a wonderfully holistic way of learning and just made me smile.”
6-7s Sing "The Mailbox Song"
6th Grade Sings "Heal the World
Photos from Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day