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MCS Welcomes Nine New Staff Members

Date: 09/20/2017
As the 2017-2018 school year began, there were nine new faces among Manhattan Country School faculty and staff. We are happy to welcome the following people to the MCS community: Callie Angrisani – Assistant Teacher, 4-5s Oeste Callie is an early childhood educator and 2008 graduate of Manhattan Country School. Throughout her high school years, Callie worked as an afterschool assistant at MCS... Read more
MCS Director Michele Sola greets students on first day of school

Students Kick Off New School Year with High Fives, Hugs and Smiles

Date: 09/08/2017
The excitement was palpable Thursday morning as students arrived at Manhattan Country School for the first day of the school year. MCS Director Michèle Sola and George Popovic, building maintenance and greeter extraordinaire, welcomed both children and their grown ups with hugs and high fives as they entered the front door. On the second-floor landing and in the gym friends reunited, sharing... Read more
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Manhattan Country School Is Now on Instagram

Date: 09/07/2017
The Manhattan Country School community is expanding and so is our presence on social media. This week, we launched an Instagram account with the IG handle ManhattanCountry. This is the latest addition to a social media portfolio that also includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. The MCS Instagram account will offer a glimpse into the day-to-day activities that take place in New York... Read more
Manhattan Country School Founder Gus Trowbridge

Manhattan Country School Mourns the Passing of Founder Gus Trowbridge

Date: 07/10/2017
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Gus Trowbridge, Manhattan Country School’s founder, founding director and lifetime trustee passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, after a long struggle with vascular dementia and cancer. Gus was a visionary who was deeply affected by the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. In 1965, at 31 years old and... Read more
The Lion King, Jr.

Eighth-Graders Perform The Lion King, Jr.

Date: 06/17/2017
This week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "The Lion King, Jr." The production was directed by Nehemiah Luckett and featured the school's oldest students in the following roles: Rafiki: Osiris/Jonah Mufasa: Myles Sarabi: Aiyana Zazu: Malia/Jan Scar: Jack Young Simba: Isabel Simba: Malik Young Nala: Jenna Nala: Anais Sarafina: Brandon Banzai:... Read more
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Jay's 2017 Summer Reading List for Lower School Students

Date: 06/16/2017
Each summer for the past 10 years, I’ve shared summer reading lists with the MCS community. There is one for the Lower School, one for the Upper School and one for parents. While I take books and reading rather seriously, the intent of these lists is for enjoyment. Over the years, I have been so very fortunate to build such meaningful relationships with children through stories and books. I’ve... Read more
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Jay's 2017 Summer Reading List for Upper School Students

Date: 06/16/2017
Each summer for the past 10 years, I’ve shared summer reading lists with the MCS community. There is one for the Lower School, one for the Upper School and one for parents. While I take books and reading rather seriously, the intent of these lists is for enjoyment. Over the years, I have been so very fortunate to build such meaningful relationships with children through stories and books. I’ve... Read more
MCS Class of 2017 Graduation Night

Class of 2017 Says Goodbye to MCS

Date: 06/15/2017
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 22 eighth-graders graduated from Manhattan Country School. In a ceremony shared with faculty and staff and friends and family, the graduates offered the following thoughts about their time at MCS and whether they are ready to leave. View Graduation Pictures Tai (Groton School) Salad Days (plural noun): a time of youthful inexperience or indiscretion. That's how... Read more
Tell Me How It Ends

Jay's 2017 Summer Reading List for Grown-Ups

Date: 06/13/2017
Hello Manhattan Country School parents and community! It’s that time of year again—the end of the school year and the time for summer reading lists. For those not initiated yet, I come out with three reading lists before the summer break: Lower School, Upper School and Grown-ups. Grown-ups? But you don’t teach the grown-ups, Jay! I don’t, but several years ago some parents asked me about... Read more
Gus and Marty Trowbridge

Honoring Gus and Marty on Founders' Day

Date: 05/18/2017
Founders' Day at Manhattan Country School is Friday, May 26. We honor Gus and Marty Trowbridge and their commitment to creating a school with a progressive academic program steeped in experiential learning and a steadfast commitment to diversity and equity.  How Gus and Marty’s Early Years Shaped Their Vision For Manhattan Country School Lyndon B. Johnson entered his second term as president... Read more