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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 Winter Health Advisory

Date: 01/25/2019
Now that our Community is deep into the winter weather and all the various health ailments that may come along with that, I wanted to send out a review of the MCS health policy. Reporting Illness: If your child will be absent due to illness, please communicate by phone (212-348-0952) or (email  to the front desk administrator before 9 AM.  Please specify if... Read more

The Baking Club's Tres Leche Cake Recipe

Date: 01/25/2019
From the MCS Kitchen to your home, Amanda and the Afterschool Baking Club present Tres Leche Cake! Tres Leche Cake ​​INGREDIENTS: Unsalted butter (for pan) 1½ cups all-purpose flour plus more 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 large egg whites 1½ cups sugar 3 large egg yolks 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided ½ cup whole milk 1 cup evaporated skim milk 1 cup... Read more

School-to-Farm Supper to Support MCS' Farm-Based Public Education Program

Date: 01/25/2019
Please join us on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a mid-winter feast to support Manhattan Country School's longstanding farm-based education program for public school students and educators in the Catskills and in New York City. Purchase your ticket today. Manhattan Country School’s 180-acre teaching farm has benefited more than 7,400 public school students and teachers for more than... 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

Rainy Dismissal Plan

Date: 01/25/2019
In the event of heavy rain or snow, Manhattan Country School will implement the following student dismissal plan: 2:30 p.m. - ANNOUNCEMENTS to staff by intercom and email. Parents notified and signage will be posted on the front door to alert caregivers. 3:00 p.m. - DISMISSAL: All gym activities are suspended between 3:00 and 3:30 PM. Jermaine will be in the gym to supervise 7-8s – 9-10s.... Read more