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Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The first chill of autumn was in the air on Saturday, but you couldn’t help but feel the warmth of the Manhattan Country School community gathered to celebrate the last Farm Festival on 96th Street. What a beautiful day it was! From the youngest MCS students and their families to alumni from the first graduating classes, the street was alive with activity—children dashing from food vendors to activity tables to rides and games, grown-ups taking in the savory grilled fare, perusing the book...
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015
Dear Fifth Floor Front Families,  We’re having a fun, if slightly wet, week here at the Farm. The seventh-graders have started their farm requirements and the eighth-graders are making progress on theirs. Farm work goes on as usual, and eighth-graders are sharing ideas with [Farm Program Director] John about extending the Farm as MCS doubles in size. We have started our mini-unit that Tom and I created on power with one-hour lessons each night. This will lay a foundation for them to analyze...
Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Dear MCS Community,  The big oak doors on 96th Street will open Wednesday, and George will be there to offer a high five to all the children on their way inside. Manhattan Country School’s 49th school year will begin in a familiar place—on the border of the ever-evolving neighborhoods of Yorkville and East Harlem—where change has long been embraced. A focus on change will be seemingly everywhere in 2015-2016. The 4-5s will soon embark on their baby study, learning how they and others have...