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$85,000 Raised on #GivingTuesday

Date: 12/13/2018
Great news! Thanks to the generosity and broad participation of the Manhattan Country School community, last month we surpassed our 2018 #GivingTuesday goal of $75,000 and have qualified for the matching gifts. As of 11:59PM on Tuesday, November 27, we have raised nearly $85,000 from contributions made online and by mail. Thank you to everyone who supported MCS. Your #GivingTuesday gifts... Read more

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Date: 12/12/2018
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Winter Assembly 2018

Date: 12/12/2018
At Manhattan Country School's Winter Assembly we celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and Three Kings Day. We invite families to join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 21 in the gym. Two members from each student’s family are welcome. Winter Assembly will also be Live Streamed on the Manhattan Country School Facebook page. This year’s Winter Assembly will include holiday songs from African-... Read more

Piatigorsky Foundation Artists Share Their Love of Music with 4-5s Through 7-8s

Date: 12/12/2018
The 4-5s through 7-8s were treated to a classical music recital this past Wednesday. Two superb musicians—Evan Drachman, cello and Doris Stevenson, piano—performed pieces by Brahms and Chopin for our youngest students. The children were enthralled by the beautiful music and afterwards asked thoughtful questions of the performers, including “How old is your cello?” (293 years old!) and “How long... Read more

2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative March Update

Date: 12/12/2018
Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice: 2019 March Route Manhattan Country School’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March will take place January 21st, 2019, 10 am-2 pm The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is a tradition at Manhattan Country School that demonstrates the passion and leadership of its students and the school’s commitment to achieving Dr. King’s... Read more

Message from Manhattan Country School: Happy Holidays!

Date: 12/12/2018
Season’s Greetings - on behalf of Manhattan Country School, we would like to deeply and graciously thank you for all of your thoughtful donations, impactful volunteer hours and continuous spirit of encouragement throughout 2018. In this time of transition, it is affirming to know you have taken a stand by supporting our persistent vision of peace and equality in education set forth by Dr. Martin... Read more

Activism Elective Topic Selection: Habitat Destruction Informed by Immigration Crisis

Date: 12/12/2018
The students in the 7th and 8th grade spent the beginning of the year exploring and discussing possible activism topics. The Activism Elective narrowed the options down to four and created presentations for the rest of the group. Those four options were: habitat destruction, the immigration crisis, police brutality, and sexual harassment. Students voted first for two topics to explore further... Read more

Alumni & Family Breakfast and Tour

Date: 12/12/2018
Manhattan Country School alumni and former parents are invited to attend the Alumni Families Breakfast & Tour on Friday, December 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tour our home at 150 West 85th Street Meet the students and teachers who fill MCS classrooms today See how MCS has changed (and stayed the same) over more than half a century Catch up with fellow alumni, former parents and... Read more

The Baking Club's Blondie Recipe

Date: 12/01/2018
From the MCS Kitchen to your home, Amanda and the Afterschool Baking Club present Blondies! Blondies   2 sticks soft butter ½ cup white sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 8-9” square pan (for fewer thick blondies)  or a 9” x 13... Read more

The Good Stuff Starts Coming: MCS and High School Readiness

Date: 11/30/2018
Cynthia Rogers has worked as the Manhattan Country School High School Placement Director for over 11 years. As the head of the MCS Exmissions Department, Cynthia takes the utmost care, detail and diligence into placing graduating eighth-grade students into one of their top three choices for high school. Beginning in the spring of seventh grade while progressing into the fall and early spring... Read more

Press Inquiries

Manhattan Country School is happy to work with the media to provide access to our faculty, who are experts on a variety subjects including diversity, activism and sustainability, or to provide comment on news stories when appropriate.

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

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