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-aged children. During the week of February 4th, our community participated in the national Black Lives... Read More
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 with a final score of 21-2. Lots of MCS parents and siblings filled the stands to cheer the teams... Read More
“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 annual event, now in its 31st year, is organized by the graduating eighth grade class and... Read More
Greetings from Roxbury
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 ride with Ed, we disembarked and the kids reunited with the rest of the farm staff. The snow has... Read More
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 thrilled to be teaching 5th Grade this winter at Manhattan Country School. He recently received his MA... Read More
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 harmonic series.
Seventh and eighth grade students have been offered a visual arts-based elective for... Read More
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.
4-5s and 5-6s will be picked up from their classrooms.
6-7s will be picked up from the... Read More
When I first heard about MCS I thought, what’s the big deal about the farm thing? Was I in for a surprise!
I grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan around the corner from MCS. I went to a private school but I had never heard of MCS and I didn’t know a lot about progressive education. Now I want to shout from the treetops and share it with all children and families...this is how it CAN BE regardless of how much money you have or what you look like.
My son is in the 7-8s and my daughter is... Read More
Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition of educators organizing for racial justice in education. We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year.
February 4-8 will be the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, where educational and cultural institutions across the country will engage students and visitors with the 13 Guiding Principles of the Black... Read More
Anya Luna-Leibowits ‘14 has joined Manhattan Country School’s 4-5’s class as a volunteer classroom assistant during her breaks from Sarah Lawrence. Anya is in her first-year of college and majors in psychology. While commuting daily from the heart of New York to Westchester County, Anya has contemplated a career in child psychology and early childhood education. Sarah Leibowits, a 20+ year master teacher at MCS, and Anya’s mother, has inspired Anya’s dream of becoming an educator.
Sarah also... Read More