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
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Manhattan Country School is happy to announce that the Courtyard—the architectural centerpiece of our new building—has been completed and is officially open. The 533-square-foot, four-story space provides light and air to the surrounding classrooms and will serve as an outdoor learning and meeting space for our community.
Michelle Gelernt '81Manhattan Country School alumni siblings Lee Gelernt '75 and Michelle Gelernt '81 are featured in the February 13 & 20, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. The article highlights their work on two recent high-profile legal cases.
As a public defender, Michelle recently advocated on behalf of Joaquín Guzmán, the extradited Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. Lee, an ACLU attorney, argued against the executive order barring refugees from entering the United States and... Read More
On February 2, the Manhattan Country School Parents’ Association hosted its second Parent-Led Forum entitled “Childhood Gender Exploration and Community Support of Gender-Expansive Peoples.” After light refreshments we sat for a panel discussion featuring MCS community members Alaina Daniels (Upper School science teacher), Laleña Garcia (5-6s teacher), Daniel Morales (MCS parent) and Kahli Mootoo (MCS PA co-president).
The panel also included Kristen Burzynski (NYCLU legal fellow), Mica... Read More
This weekend, protests erupted online and in cities across the country in response to the discriminatory executive order signed on Friday barring refugees from entering the United States and suspending immigration from seven countries. As director of civic engagement and research at Make the Road New York, Manhattan Country School alumnus Daniel Altschuler ’96 was at the forefront of organizing protests in New York City— including the one at John F. Kennedy International Airport—against the... Read More
On Monday, students in the 8-9s and seventh and eighth grades had the opportunity to learn about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation from someone who has been there. Ina McNeil, an accomplished American Indian quilt maker and the great, great granddaughter of Chief Sitting Bull, was raised on the reservation and recently spent some time with the protesters.
She described the commitment, resilience and communal spirit of these water protectors,... Read More
More than 350 people gathered at New York City’s Riverside Church on Monday to kick off Manhattan Country School’s 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March. Organized by the school’s eighth-graders, this event is one way the MCS community honors the slain civil rights leader who served as an inspiration for the school's founding.
(MCS MLK March in the Media: DNAinfo: Students Speak About Civil and Human Rights Issues at Annual MLK Jr. March; WABC-TV: Martin Luther King, Jr.,... Read More
Manhattan Country School made history on Tuesday when it hosted its first basketball game in its own gym. Before a balcony filled with spectators, the JV boys basketball team took on the British International School of New York, winning 61-3. It’s was the third victory in a row for the junior squad, which had previous wins against
The Geneva School of Manhattan (40-19) and the Bank Street School for Children (41-20). They claimed another win this Thursday against The Heschel School (24-14... Read More
On Friday, January 13, Manhattan Country School held two assemblies to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A morning assembly, for children in the 4-5s through 7-8s and their families, opened with grownups singing "This Little Light of Mine" as the children entered the room. The sixth-graders presented an abbreviated version of their play "Black Lives Matter: The Journey to Freedom."
The program also included a selection of songs, such as "The Dream of Martin Luther... Read More