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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
During the seventh and eighth grade printing elective, upper school students are familiarized with the process of freeform printmaking with Manhattan Country School art teacher, Janice. During the first module of three, Print Elective students make their own stamps out of recycled materials then hand print their own design on cardstock with a maximum of 3 colors – all curated as a visually harmonic series. Seventh and eighth grade students have been offered a visual arts-based elective for... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
In the event of heavy rain or snow, Manhattan Country School will implement the following student dismissal plan: 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. LOWER SCHOOL 4-5s and 5-6s will be picked up from their classrooms. 6-7s will be picked up from the... 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 Friday, January 25, 2019
Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition of educators organizing for racial justice in education.  We encourage all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first week of February each year. February 4-8 will be the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, where educational and cultural institutions across the country will engage students and visitors with the 13 Guiding Principles of the Black... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019
Anya Luna-Leibowits ‘14 has joined Manhattan Country School’s 4-5’s class as a volunteer classroom assistant during her breaks from Sarah Lawrence. Anya is in her first-year of college and majors in psychology. While commuting daily from the heart of New York to Westchester County, Anya has contemplated a career in child psychology and early childhood education. Sarah Leibowits, a 20+ year master teacher at MCS, and Anya’s mother, has inspired Anya’s dream of becoming an educator. Sarah also... 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 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. 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. Farm Camp is... 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 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 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

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