Shadena Sivad, a beloved MCS Afterschool teacher and renown poetry slam instructor, has competed against aspiring musicians, singers, dancers and comedians to earn a 2nd place win at the legendary Apollo Amateur Night!
Shadena performed an original spoken word piece from her collection and celebrated her birthday on the same day. The Manhattan Country School community congratulates Shadena on her win, and we wish her a happy belated birthday as well.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by... Read More
Interactive learning through singing and music is a vibrant element in Manhattan Country School’s curriculum and school culture. On any given day you will find music present in our hallways, classrooms, assemblies, during Afterschool classes and even on the MCS Farm where students learn about the regional musical traditions.
Children of all ages express themselves through music which has lifelong benefits. MCS cultivates a tradition of singing, songwriting and music as a vital component of our... Read More
The Manhattan Country School community gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for. On Tuesday, students, faculty and staff enjoyed a Thanksgiving Sharing & Lunch prepared by the MCS Kitchen. Classes in the Lower School and Upper School spent time with each other as Reading Buddies, playing games, sharing stories, visiting the park and sharing desserts. On Wednesday, students, faculty, staff and families came together for our annual Thanksgiving Assembly.
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#GivingTuesday is an international, digitally-based movement to create a day of support and philanthropy at the beginning of the holiday season. Giving Tuesday 2018 will take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Here are a few need-to-know facts for parents about your support this Giving Tuesday:
- A gift to the MCS Fund is an unrestricted gift that supports annual operating expenses (like teacher salaries and school supplies). Our goal for parents is 100% participation. A gift in... Read More
Manhattan Country School's Thanksgiving Assembly is a community event.
We invite families to join us at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.Two (2) members from each student’s family are welcome. There will be reserved seating for families of student class reps.
This year’s assembly will include songs from Zambia, Israel and the Congo as well as selections from LatinX, Muslim, Jewish, Spiritual and Shaker traditions. Giving thanks continues to be a strong focus of the assembly program... Read More
Is this your scooter? MCS would like to return this scooter to its happy home!
If you would like to reclaim your scooter please contact Jamie Evans, Facilities Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week Laura and Callie's 6-7's math unit entails multiple ways to collect and analyze data. To gain an initial data pool, the 6-7's had a homework assignment to count all of the windows, doors, pillows and stuffed animals in their homes.
6-7's could show their numerical findings with numbers, pictures or tally marks. Through this "stuffie-counting project" the 6-7's are learning to use raw data to draw larger, objective conclusions that can ultimately be supported by numbers.
6-7 students... Read More
Manhattan Country School follows the NYC Department of Education guidelines for school closures due to bad weather or hazardous conditions. If MCS has a weather-related delay, early dismissal or closure families of students will be notified in the following ways:
School Closure notice via phone call and email
School Closure notice on News Crawl on NBC and CBS news channels
School Closure notice on the landing page of the MCS website
Manhattan Country School Coupon Book: Farm Festival Edition
The MCS Coupon Book began with 2018's Farm Festival. Enjoy a 10% discount on cocktails, taverns, cafes and other swanky eateries in and around Upper Manhattan when you print out or show the digital copy of the advertisement. Support the small businesses that have supported MCS with their placement! Click here to download.
Winter CSA "Sampler Boxes' from Sweet Land Farm starting soon!
The 2018- 2019 Winter Shares. Sign-upare now... Read More
Our Upper School Assembly on Thursday, October 25 2018, began with an afternoon of bilingual singing and continued with an ode to the art of student creativity. Hosted by the Student Council, highlights include:
The 6th grade took a trip to Philadelphia, PA and presented on their experiences. The class, taught by Tiffani, briefly discussed the historic sites of freedom, liberty and governance in the City of Brotherly Love.
7th and 8th grade students relayed... Read More