Karen Zaidberg, Former Sixth Grade Teacher

At Manhattan Country School, progressive education is how we translate our mission into learning.
Attending Manhattan Country School means having endless opportunities to learn new skills, explore unique opportunities and engage with a dynamic community. Extracurricular activities round out the work done in the classroom deepening the student experience and helping each student grow as a whole person.
Beyond the classroom, students have opportunities to find and explore their passions. Small groups enable students to establish close connections with teachers and each other, while time for self-reflection helps students develop a sense of self and an awareness of who they are as learners. At the MCS Farm in the Catskill Mountains, children spend part of the year not just learning about the environment but also living sustainably, in close connection with the earth. Students learn to be responsible for themselves and to their community in an atmosphere where they consistently engage in meaningful learning and social activism.
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