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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
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 3rd floor flex space, the breakout space.   7-8s, 8-9s and 9-10s who are being dismissed will go to the gym at 3:00 for dismissal... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
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
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 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. Through City Camp students broaden their MCS experience by being immersed in fun and engaging activities aligned with the school’s mission and values. City Camp runs for three weeks in July, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 2019 program runs from July 8 to July 26. Applications for City Camp are available now... Read More
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2019
Manhattan Country School's policy regarding Valentine’s Day: Please keep in mind that families should not send in cards, sweets, or other treats for Valentine’s Day. Instead, classes will acknowledge what it means to be a good friend to one another and a caring community member.  Just as with Halloween, when children should not bring costumes or candy to school, we know that these holidays can be very exciting for children, and we certainly can talk about them in school. As educators, we also... Read More
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2019
Dear MCS Community, Happy New Year! Our January launches each new calendar year with tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work. “What tools did Dr. King use?” Wondering as adults how seemingly out of sync those tools seem to be, it’s striking to be getting so many inquiries from the press, alumni, and educators seeking to replicate our long-term traditions. “Love,” “words,” “peace,” “marches,” are familiar answers to even the youngest students at MCS. “What would Dr. King be... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
On Friday, January 18, MCS will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Assemblies, where the community gathers to sing songs in celebration of civil rights and watch the sixth-grade presentation about "Unsung Heroes of the Movement." Two (2) members from each student’s family are welcome to attend. Guests may photograph and film the assembly - a Facebook Live Steam and immediate video will be available on the Manhattan Country School Page, you can also RSVP to the 31st Annual Martin Luther... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
This year we are asking all journalists in the MCS Community to consider inviting friends and colleagues in the media to the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March. Download the official press release here and RSVP and invite others to our Facebook Event page. Read and watch the speeches from last year’s march. Follow, comment and post about the march using #MCSMLKMarch on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We made TimeOut's list of "Best Martin Luther King Day events in NYC... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
The MCS Varsity girls' basketball season has started! They currently compete in a division that includes Rodeph Sholom, Heschel, Avenues, UNIS Queens, Stephen Gaynor, Mandell and Cathedral. The Varsity girl's basketball team beat British International School 42-12 bringing their record to 3-0. The MCS Boy's Varsity basketball team lost to School of Columbia on Monday, January 21 by 3pts, bringing their record to 1-2. For more sports information, including schedules, please email Coach Lloyd at ... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - CHANGING THE SYSTEM: Marching Toward Justice On Monday, January 21, 2019, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Upper Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time. Official Press Release • Facebook RSVP  TimeOut's 2019 List of the Best Martin Luther King Events in NYCMommy Nearest 6 Ways to... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
Join us for an evening discussion, exhibition and film screening with artist and educator Janice Movson on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. As the art teacher at Manhattan Country School for 25 years, Movson understands deeply the value of being a working artist and how that intersects and informs her work as an educator.  She will be sharing her experiences and discussing the importance of early mentorship in empowering the lives of children.  This importance is clearly illustrated  in Portrait of... Read More

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