MCS At A Glance

By The Numbers

  • A co-educational, independent day school
  • Lower School: pre-K through fourth grade
  • Upper School: fifth grade through eighth grade
  • Founded in 1966
  • Enrollment: 268
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1

Key Attributes

  • A leader in student and staff diversity and progressive education since its inception
  • A sliding-scale tuition program that ensures a socio-economically diverse community
  • A vigorous academic program with hands-on, student-centered collaborative learning derived from traditional progressive education
  • A social studies-based curriculum that informs our commitment to activism and social justice
  • A 180-acre working farm in the Catskill Mountains 
  • Spanish as an integral part of classroom learning beginning in pre-K
  • A comprehensive high school placement program beginning in seventh grade
  • A healthy, locally sourced lunch, including vegetarian options, provided Monday through Thursday

Accreditations & Memberships

  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
  • Progressive Education Network (PEN)
  • The Guild of Independent Schools in New York City
  • Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY )
  • The Green School Alliance
  • Early Steps
  • CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education)
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