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Time is Running Out to Register for City Camp

Date: 05/25/2019
City Camp is Manhattan Country School's summer program for MCS students in the 4-5s through 9-10s, including new Lower School students joining the school in the fall. During City Camp, students broaden their MCS experience by being immersed in fun and engaging activities aligned with the school’s mission and values. The 2019 program runs for three weeks, from July 8 to July 26, Monday through... Read more

MCS Staff News: A Time to Say Good Luck and Welcome

Date: 05/25/2019
Every year at this time we prepare to say goodbye to a few members of the Manhattan Country School community and welcome some new members in the fall. This year some long-time members of the MCS community will be leaving us and we hope you'll join us as we wish them well on their next chapters.  Completing their tenure at MCS: Lynne Iijima, Lower School Resource. After 29 years at MCS, Lynne... Read more

Staff News: Paul Williams Attended Master Class for the Academy of Teachers

Date: 05/25/2019
Manhattan Country School’s Technology Teacher Paul Williams was selected by The Academy of Teachers to participate in a master class led by social media expert Sree Sreenivasan. Master classes offer a rare opportunity for public and private school teachers to work together and learn from a leading expert in their field. Teachers selected for Academy for Teachers master classes show passion for... Read more

Class of 2019: High School Acceptances

Date: 05/25/2019
The high school placement process has many different meanings for MCS students and families. Cynthia Rogers, High School Placement Director, specializes in cultivating relationships with high school admissions directors, maintaining personal contact with MCS alumni in high school and building 1-on-1 relationships with eighth graders who will come to understand what they can expect during their... Read more

Not Just One Day: Black Lives Matter Week of Action in the 5-6s

Date: 02/11/2019
Throughout the year, students at MCS have been discussing the 13 Principles of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement. Authored by members of the curriculum committee of Black Lives Matter At School Movement, including our own Laleña Garcia (5-6s Sur head teacher), these principles spell out the tenets of the BLM movement in age-appropriate language for both early elementary and middle school-... Read more

Slam Dunk for MCS JV Basketball Teams at Barclays Center

Date: 02/06/2019
The Manhattan Country School JV Boys’ and Girls’ basketball teams experienced what it's like to play like the pros! The teams played back-to-back games against City & Country School at the Barclays Center last Tuesday, February 5.  Coach Jermaine Lloyd led both teams to victory. The girls’ team was up first and immediately took the lead. The final score was 20-12.  The boy’s team easily won... Read more

MCS Eighth Graders Honor King's Legacy With "Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice"

Date: 01/25/2019
“The route is long and the weather is usually cold, but one never tires of seeing education be this intentional.” – Frank Roosevelt On the morning of Monday, January 21, more than 250 students, parents, alumni and friends from the Manhattan Country School community gathered to begin the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March titled "Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice". The... Read more

Greetings from the Farm - Dan Rubin's Letters to 5th Grade Families

Date: 01/25/2019
Greetings from Roxbury Hi Families! Greetings from the end of Day One at the farm! Whispering voices have finally faded into the calm of the Roxbury night, the snow has melted off the boots gathered beside the back door, and we dream of the zucchini bread and garlic breadsticks we've already had and of the pancakes and blueberry cake we will encounter tomorrow morning. After our lovely bus... Read more

New Faces at MCS and the Farm: Meet Dan, Caroline and Leila!

Date: 01/25/2019
This year Manhattan Country School welcomes three new faces to our staff and faculty: Dan Rubin – 5th Grade Teacher, Caroline Biggers – Admissions Associate, and Leila Jacobson – 2019 Farm Intern. Dan, Caroline and Leila all bring an exciting wealth of knowledge to Manhattan Country School and the MCS Farm. Please continue to welcome them with open arms and a warm school spirit. Dan Rubins is... Read more

Upper School Printmaking and Experiential Learning

Date: 01/25/2019
During the seventh and eighth grade printing elective, upper school students are familiarized with the process of freeform printmaking with Manhattan Country School art teacher, Janice. During the first module of three, Print Elective students make their own stamps out of recycled materials then hand print their own design on cardstock with a maximum of 3 colors – all curated as a visually... Read more

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Please contact Akemi Kochiyama, director of advancement by phone at (212) 348-0952 ext. 283 or email.

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