Inside Manhattan Country School: November 2018
Message from Manhattan Country School's Admissions Team
It is a privilege getting to know your families as you enter our school each week to tour, to meet your children as they join us for playgroups, and join our school at Farm Festival and other community-wide events.
It is our hope that our mission, educational philosophy, diversity, farm program, and countless other aspects have been communicated clearly and distinguished Manhattan Country School from other schools you may have visited. We are excited to be in our new, light-filled facility on West 85th Street as we continue the gradual doubling of our enrollment. By September 2019, we will have doubled from the 4-5s through the 9-10s.
While the reasons families choose MCS are as individual as the families themselves, there are common themes in what they seek for their children. Our program draws on a rich history of progressive education whose goals for students are academic excellence, intellectual freedom, social awareness, self-confidence and first-hand knowledge of the natural world. We believe in educating the whole child, and to that end our children are immersed in robust social studies, language arts, science, math, Spanish, music, art, woodshop and physical education, and a host of electives ranging from rhythm and poetry to robotics. Access to nature and green spaces are a priority whether it’s unstructured play in Central Park, gardening at the community garden around the corner or harvesting the crops on the 180-acre MCS farm.
We look forward to seeing you at our Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March on Monday, January 21st. It is an annual event led by our 8th graders who designate the route and deliver speeches on pressing issues they want addressed as young activists. We will be in touch as the date approaches with details about its starting point and theme. Please read more about last year’s march here: 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March
Applications for children who will be 4, 5, or 6 as of September 1st, 2019 are due tomorrow, November 30th by 11:59pm. As always, be in touch with any questions, and we look forward to getting to know your family better.
Mónica and Vicki