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Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2019
An article by Farm Director John McDaniel was published in the October issue of Independent Thinking: The Head's Letters. The Head's Letters is a compilation of articles by Heads of School discussing leadership and significant issues related to independent schools and interesting programs at schools around the world. Below is John's article.  Terroir Terroir is the French word that literally translates to terrain in English. Terroir has also come to mean how food or wine expresses the climate... Read More
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2019
A group of parents gathered on Thursday, November 7, for a Parents' Association Meeting on Gender Identity with Carrie Davis, NYC Human Rights Commissioner. Carrie's interactive presentation allowed parents to gain a better understanding of non-binary gender identities.  MCS has a longstanding tradition of fostering conversations about changes in the world with our entire community. Earlier this fall, Carrie Davis led a training for faculty and staff to facilitate a better understanding of... Read More
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2019
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 18. There will be no school for students that day. At 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, you will receive an email to sign up for a meeting time.Please note: If you sign-up before 9:00 a.m., the appointment will automatically be deleted when the official form opens. Keep an eye out for the email on Monday to sign up!
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2019
Miss out on a Farm Festival online auction item that you really wanted? Great news! Stop by the gym for the Farm Festival Warehouse Sale on Monday, November 18 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to peruse unsold auction items. Farm Festival Coupon Book Farm Festival is the event that keeps on giving! Enjoy a 10% discount at taverns, cafes and other eateries in and around Upper Manhattan when you print out or show the digital copy of the advertisement in the Farm Festival Coupon Book. Support... Read More
Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2019
MCS families applying for a 4-5s or 5-6s sibling before the December 1 deadline will benefit from priority playgroup sessions. We have set aside two special sibling-only playgroups on December 6 and December 13. In order to participate in these priority visits, please make sure to submit your application by November 15.​ For families who have already submitted sibling applications, please reach out to Admissions to let us know if you are opting for Early Notification. If you are opting in,... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2019
Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the 6-7s class, many thanks to the entire MCS community for making Farm Festival a success! We are incredibly grateful to all of the parents and community members who cooked, baked, donated clothes and books, secured auction items, coordinated games, booked performers, bought tickets, sold raffle tickets, worked the grill, counted cash and volunteered last Saturday.  Our community is filled with generosity, creativity, talent and can-do spirit. Together we... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2019
October 31 is an exciting day for many children. We believe it is important to maintain our well-established routines during the school day to provide consistency and balance for our students. Therefore, children may not wear costumes or masks or bring candy to school as it would be a disruption to their day. We appreciate your understanding and help with this.   Thank you for helping Manhattan Country School school sustain a happy equilibrium.
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2019
At 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18, we left for Philadelphia, PA. Most people fell asleep on the bus. We arrived two hours later at 9:00 a.m. Once we got to Philadelphia, we saw the Liberty Bell, which is an iconic symbol of American independence. We also saw Independence Hall, which is where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and made. Independence Hall was 75 percent original - they even had the first president’s old chair! ... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2019
On Friday, October 25, faculty and staff boarded the bus and headed to Roxbury to spend the day at the Farm. Staff Workshop Day at the Farm is a long-standing biannual tradition to bring together city and farm staff for community building and strategic work. The day began with a tour of the new farm property at Lower Meeker Hollow, followed by farmwork and chores. Working together in ways students do at the Farm gave staff a chance to get to know each other, whether or not they accompany farm... Read More
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2019
Manhattan Country School's Thanksgiving Assembly will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Unfortunately, the time that we have been anticipating as MCS grew has arrived. The school is large enough now that assemblies for the whole school, including families, is beyond what is safe in the gym. We scoured the neighborhood for a bigger location and have not been able to find a space to accommodate our community the day before Thanksgiving.  The Thanksgiving assembly is coming... Read More

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