MCS News

2017 MLK March
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
More than 350 people gathered at New York City’s Riverside Church on Monday to kick off Manhattan Country School’s 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March. Organized by the school’s eighth-graders, this event is one way the MCS community honors the slain civil rights leader who served as an inspiration for the school's founding. (MCS MLK March in the Media: DNAinfo: Students Speak About Civil and Human Rights Issues at Annual MLK Jr. March; WABC-TV: Martin Luther King, Jr.,... Read More
JV Basketball Game
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017
Manhattan Country School made history on Tuesday when it hosted its first basketball game in its own gym. Before a balcony filled with spectators, the JV boys basketball team took on the British International School of New York, winning 61-3. It’s was the third victory in a row for the junior squad, which had previous wins against The Geneva School of Manhattan (40-19) and the Bank Street School for Children (41-20). They claimed another win this Thursday against The Heschel School (24-14... Read More
MLK Assembly
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017
On Friday, January 13, Manhattan Country School held two assemblies to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A morning assembly, for children in the 4-5s through 7-8s and their families, opened with grownups singing "This Little Light of Mine" as the children entered the room. The sixth-graders presented an abbreviated version of their play "Black Lives Matter: The Journey to Freedom." The program also included a selection of songs, such as "The Dream of Martin Luther... Read More
Gary Rodriguez
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017
Manhattan Country School is happy to welcome Garibaldy (Gary) Rodriguez to the MCS Kitchen staff. He will be helping with food preparation, lunch distribution, dishes and more.  Gary is a native New Yorker, raised in Washington Heights. He comes to MCS with several years of experience in the restaurant industry. Please join us in giving Gary a warm MCS community welcome.
Paulo Cesar Arango Celebration
Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017
As a young boy attending Catholic school in Pasto, Colombia, Paulo Cesar Arango, now a 4-5s teacher at Manhattan Country School, loved to learn. He enjoyed studying the languages and cultures of different countries and developed a particular fondness for the United States. “I found out that America has such a big impact on the world...and that trickles down to the culture and the music and all the things that everyone does on a regular basis,” says Paulo. “I felt a deep connection to this land... Read More
2016 Winter Assembly
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016
On Friday, December 16, Manhattan Country School students, teachers, staff, families, alumni, former parents and friends gathered in the Gym for our first Winter Assembly in our new home. In a packed room, our community sang songs that celebrated Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day. Selections included “Oh Happy Kwanzaa,” “Oh Hanukkah,” “Children, Go Where I Send Thee,” “Hashivenu,” and “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Students in the 8-9s through eighth grade performed “Carol of... Read More
Debo P. Adegbile
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016
Debo P. Adegbile, a member of Manhattan Country School’s Class of 1980 and an MCS honorary trustee, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to a six-year post on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In this role, Debo will lead the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. He will be one of eight who are appointed to the commission created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Debo is currently, and will remain, a... Read More
City Camp
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016
We are excited to announce that registration is open for City Camp Summer 2017!  Sign up by March 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing! City Camp is MCS’ summer program for children in the 4-5s through 9-10s, including new Lower School students joining the school in the fall. City Camp runs for three weeks, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.  In 2017, City Camp will operate at MCS from July 10-28. City Camp students broaden their MCS experience through immersion in... Read More
Young reader
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016
Hello from the library! First, if you haven’t been by the library yet, please feel free to come visit us. Next, for our newest members of the Manhattan Country School community, these are the annual Holiday Shopping Lists. Several years ago, some parents asked me for recommendations for books for holiday gifts. The lists have grown and expanded to include one for grown-ups as well. I hope you enjoy them! Of course, if you have any questions about other books and anything else related to... Read More
Teresa Edwards
Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Teresa Edwards, one of the most decorated players in basketball, has joined Manhattan Country School as a coach for the winter and spring team sports seasons. Teresa, who goes by the name T, is working with MCS coaches Lee Solomon and Jermaine Lloyd and our varsity and junior varsity basketball and track and field teams. A native of Cairo, Georgia, T played guard for the University of Georgia women’s basketball team and earned the title of All-American two years in a row. As a five-time... Read More