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Posted on Saturday, May 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 Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications for City Camp are available now..  
Posted on Saturday, May 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 has decided to retire. Read more about Lynne's time here in the next issue of The Courtyard this... Read More
Posted on Saturday, May 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 their subjects, creativity in their classrooms, and devotion to their students. Paul was one of 18... Read More
Posted on Saturday, May 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 upcoming application processes while staying true to themselves - no matter who they are.  Beginning... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 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-aged children. During the week of February 4th, our community participated in the national Black Lives... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 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 with a final score of 21-2.  Lots of MCS parents and siblings filled the stands to cheer the teams... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 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 lwalton@manhattancountryschool.org)  to the front desk administrator before 9 AM.  Please specify if your child is out with a communicable illness such as a diagnosed case of strep throat or flu.  The... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 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 heavy cream 1 cup sweetened condensed milk DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 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 four decades. To increase our impact, we are expanding the MCS Farm in the Catskills and building a... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 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 annual event, now in its 31st year, is organized by the graduating eighth grade class and... Read More

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