Manhattan Country School will continue MCS En Casa, our distance learning program, for the remainder of the school year.
6-7s Building Study: Progressive Education

Inside Manhattan Country School: May 2018

Inside Manhattan Country School: May 2018

Inside Manhattan Country School: May 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

New Parents' Reception: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We look forward to seeing you at our New Parents' Reception on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you haven't already RSVPed, please do so by sending an email to

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Manhattan Country School’s two 5-6s classes celebrated the 100th Day of School. This annual observance showcases the students’ creativity and developing math skills. Read more
The 6-7s have been doing a neighborhood study, learning about the Upper West Side and more broadly, the different aspects of a neighborhood and what allows it to function. This is an extension of our earlier investigation into the school, specifically the different workers within it and how they help it operate on a day-to-day basis. In looking at our neighborhood, we are asking ‘What does a community need in order to function, and how do the people in that community help to support it?’ Read more
Sixth-Graders Learn the Science Behind Making Maple Syrup
Sugaring, syruping or, as most say in the Catskills, sapping are terms used to describe the process of making authentic maple syrup. I say authentic as most grocery stores are flooded with “maple syrup” brands filled with high fructose corn syrup and flavoring. Read more
Activism Community Teach-In
Last week at Manhattan Country School, the seventh- and eighth-graders led a community activism teach-in as part of their “Shatter the Silence, Stop Domestic Violence” campaign. Before the event, the activism committee brainstormed ways to talk to students and parents about how to fight domestic violence. Read more
2018 Big Night Out! Living the Dream Mentor Award Honorees
On Saturday, April 28, more than 350 guests gathered at eSpace in New York City for Big Night Out!—Manhattan Country School’s annual gala to raise critical funds to support our sliding-scale tuition program. It was also a chance to honor the legacy of MCS founder Gus Trowbridge, whose influence can still be felt by generations of MCS students, families and teachers. The public scope of the vision Gus shared with his wife, Marty, now extends well beyond the walls of our school. Read more

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