Source: LREIManhattan Country School is known for its innovative, progressive curriculum and leadership in diversity and social justice. This year, many MCS teachers and staff members have given presentations or led workshops based on the work they are doing at variety of conferences.
In January, Nassim Zerriffi, seventh and eighth grade history teacher and activism coordinator, presented “Impact of Islam on Western Civ and America from the Renaissance to the Blues” at the NYSAIS Diversity... Read More
As the MCS Kitchen (La Cocina) looked forward to celebrating the 47th Annual Earth Day, we took a moment to consider the ways in which our food program supports Manhattan Country School’s sustainability mission, which took root around the same time that Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, conceived of a day in celebration of the Earth.
A big part of our efforts to connect our day-to-day life in the city to our farm-based education program in the Catskills comes in sourcing... Read More
We are excited to share with you the new and improved digital version of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March newsletter. With this year’s issue you can watch each student’s speech by clicking the play button that appears next to the student's name.
Additional audio and video clips are accessible by clicking on the play/music icons throughout the publication and websites mentioned in the students' speeches can be visited by clicking on the hyperlinked URLs.
You can view the 2017... Read More
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... Read More
Immigration. Healthcare. Women’s Reproductive Rights. LGBTQ Rights. These are just some of the areas subject to significant change under the new presidential administration. What is one to do during a period of so much uncertainty? At Manhattan Country School’s annual meeting for trustees, parents, faculty and staff on Tuesday, March 28, representatives from the school community described how they are responding in their professional work.
The event, titled “What’s Next?: Addressing... Read More
On a walk down Amsterdam Avenue a few weeks ago, 9-10s students Gabrielle and Anna noticed that a popular eatery, Jacob’s Pickles, was closed. Curious as to why, the girls read a sign on the building and discovered a fire had damaged the restaurant, neighboring e’s Bar and the apartments above both establishments. The two immediately felt compelled to help. Soon the idea of their class holding a bake sale fundraiser was born.
With the help of School Nurse Katie, 9-10s teacher Julianna and... Read More
For the first time in Manhattan Country School history both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams made it to the American International Private School League championship finals.
The girls varsity team played The Mandell School on Thursday. Their 36-2 win earned them the title of AIPSL B division champions. It's the first time the girls team has played in the AIPSL finals. The win represents a strong finish for the team, which closed the season with a record of 11 wins and no losses in... Read More
Just ahead of the mid-winter break, Manhattan Country School students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni gathered at the 92nd Street Y for this year's Community Basketball Game.
In front of bleachers filled with cheering fans, a team in red and a team in blue competed for the title of winner of this annual community-building event.
The teams were pretty evenly matched, as was the score throughout most of the game. However, in the last quarter the blue team broke ahead, capturing a 43-36... Read More
On Thursday, February 16 members of the Manhattan Country School community gathered to learn about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and practice a series of exercises to help prevent this common injury. The workshop was given by a professional team of physical therapists from the Hospital for Special Surgery, led by AJ Pegno. The students were especially impressed to learn that our presenters have treated some of the famous athletes who have suffered ACL injuries.
We first learned... Read More
This week, Manhattan Country School's Upper School students celebrated Spirit Week. During this annual event students are encouraged to participate in themed dress-up days. The schedule for this year's Spirit Week was:
Monday: Wear as Many Shirts or Hats as You Can Day (Bonus points for having the most items in your pockets)
Tuesday: Mirror Day (Dress the same as someone else)
Wednesday: 70s/80s Day
Thursday: Dress Like a Teacher Day
Friday: Napping Day
In addition to the dress-up... Read More