MCS News

Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
Thursday morning, September 5, students arrived at Manhattan Country School for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Outside, they were welcomed by building maintenance and greeter extraordinaire, George, with hugs and high fives as they entered the front door. As children headed up to their classrooms and parents mingled in the lobby, the building was filled with laughter and spirited conversations about summer vacations and the new year to come. Once in their classrooms, students... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
We welcomed new members to the Manhattan Country School faculty and staff this year. Among the existing faculty and staff, a few people have taken on new roles and responsibilities as well. We look forward to working together toward another successful school year.  New Faculty/Staff Ariella (Ari) Carle: 5-6s Assistant TeacherEducation: B.S. City CollegeAuDora (Dora) Vukaj: Kitchen Assistant Beth Sorrentino​: Lower School Music TeacherEducation: B.F.A. Boston Conservatory of Music, Dance, and... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
With the start of each school year, we like to remind our friends of the importance of proper health care in our community. It is my job to promote the health and wellbeing for all students and the school community at large. Some of the tasks involved in this process include: coordinating care between school, families and providers; addressing the health needs of the community, including social and environmental needs affecting health; providing health education to the school community; and... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
This year Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, September 26, from 6–7 p.m. In a change from past years, we will not be having a reception portion of the evening. Instead, classroom presentations will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Please do not bring any food or drink to share to your child’s classroom on Curriculum Night. This change reflects the added demand on our families’ time as we ask for your participation in the Head of School search process later this month. The 8th grade High school... Read More
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
As our school continues to grow, we have revised our arrival and dismissal procedures to accommodate the increasing numbers of families. Please read below for our routines: Arrival School opens at 8:30 a.m. Students are expected to be in their classrooms at that time. Students who arrive after 8:45 a.m. must get a late pass from the front desk to give to their teacher. 4-5s and 5-6s: Living Room & Landing  If 4-5s and 5-6s arrive with their grown-ups earlier than 8:30 a.m., they... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 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.  The following will be leaving MCS, several after very long, memorable tenures.  We thank them all for their invaluable dedication to our students and wish them well on their future endeavors. Susan... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 22 eighth-graders graduated from Manhattan Country School. During a ceremony shared with faculty, staff, family and friends, the graduates offered the following thoughts about their time at MCS. View Graduation Pictures Tadeáš Beise When I came into the 4-5s classroom on the first day of school, I didn't know anyone. I was pretty shy and decided to join a table with the stackable bears rather than people. Besides this, it didn't take too long for me to be... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019
Last week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "Into the Woods," a production directed by Shadenia Davis with Dan Rubins on piano. Eighth graders performed for their families, young alumni and again on the night of Graduation. Bravo to all on a fantastic production.  _MG_0011.jpg _MG_0334_0.jpg... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
At the ninth annual Social Justice Data Fair, on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Manhattan Country School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders showcased the work they have  done using math to explore social justice issues. Some seventh graders projects included an investigation of the disproportional body sizes of action figures and dolls and comparative mapping projects comparing social indicators.  For MCS eighth-graders, the data fair is a capstone project. Students research an issue of their... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019
Manhattan Country School’s 2019 Spring Concert, titled “Exploring Yesterday,” celebrated music that has warmed our hearts, got us dancing and inspired us throughout time. The program featured an impressive collection of songs dating as far back as the 16th century with several popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The students dressed in retro attire befitting the theme. The MCS Rock Band, featuring Ana (percussion), Anika (guitar), Antonio (guitar), Ayo (percussion/voice), Brickelle (bass/... Read More

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