Manhattan Country School will continue MCS En Casa, our distance learning program, for the remainder of the school year.

MCS News

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
Giving Tuesday
Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of the Manhattan Country School community, we exceeded our #GivingTuesday goal of raising $50,000. We received close to $75,000 in #GivingTuesday online contributions and checks from those who participated by mail are still coming in. This is more than twice the amount we received in 2015. We more than doubled the number of donors—from 145 to 320–as well. To date, 48 percent of current families have given to The MCS Fund. We are well on our way to reaching our goal... Read More
Nehemiah Luckett
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Nehemiah Luckett has joined Manhattan Country School in the role of piano accompanist. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Nehemiah began singing in choirs at the age of five. He attended Sarah Lawrence College and the City College of New York and has been leading and accompanying choirs for more than 20 years. He is currently the composer in residence and assistant director of music at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tuckahoe, New York. Nehemiah describes... Read More
John McDaniel, MCS Farm Director
Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016
This weekend, Manhattan Country School Farm Director John McDaniel will present at the 6th Annual Farm-Based Education National Gathering in Concord, MA. MCS Farm faculty members Cathy Cammer and Annie Pevear will also attend. In his presentation, John will share some of the thinking he and the MCS class of 2016 did about “The MCS Farm of the Future.” He’ll lead a discussion about some of the scenarios MCS has been exploring as we move forward in doubling our student enrollment and the impact... Read More