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
The MCS Varsity girls' basketball season has started! They currently compete in a division that includes Rodeph Sholom, Heschel, Avenues, UNIS Queens, Stephen Gaynor, Mandell and Cathedral. The Varsity girl's basketball team beat British International School 42-12 bringing their record to 3-0. The MCS Boy's Varsity basketball team lost to School of Columbia on Monday, January 21 by 3pts, bringing their record to 1-2. For more sports information, including schedules, please email Coach Lloyd at ... Read More
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - CHANGING THE SYSTEM: Marching Toward Justice
On Monday, January 21, 2019, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Upper Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time.
Official Press Release • Facebook RSVP
TimeOut's 2019 List of the Best Martin Luther King Events in NYCMommy Nearest 6 Ways to... Read More
Join us for an evening discussion, exhibition and film screening with artist and educator Janice Movson on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. As the art teacher at Manhattan Country School for 25 years, Movson understands deeply the value of being a working artist and how that intersects and informs her work as an educator. She will be sharing her experiences and discussing the importance of early mentorship in empowering the lives of children.
This importance is clearly illustrated in Portrait of... Read More
The 2018-2019 5-6s Class
Excerpted advice from 5-6's Teacher, Anna Sobel -
Dear 5-6s’ Families,
December and January are particularly important months at MCS as we prepare to honor and celebrate Martin Luther King Day. As soon as the children noticed the new books about Dr. King on our shelves, they immediately began discussing who he was. In addition to our work in the classroom, the children will be learning related songs in Music with Susan, who makes sure to talk through the children’... Read More
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. — Katherine Patterson
This list has a multi-purpose to it. The first one began quite a few years ago when a parent asked me for some recommendations for gifts for the holidays. The next is for your... Read More
The Manhattan Country School Farm was recently awarded a monetary grant from the Whole Kids Foundation. This non-profit foundation was founded by Whole Foods Market with the mission:
"We support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Given the right opportunities, kids will get excited about fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other nutritious whole foods."
Stephanie Pilla, an MCS Advancement staff member and current parent, worked with MCS Farm... Read More
Thanks to the generosity and broad participation of the Manhattan Country School community, we surpassed our 2018 #GivingTuesday goal of $75,000 and qualified for the match!
Including contributions made online and by mail and the $75,000 match, we raised more than $175,000 - the most we’ve ever raised on #GivingTuesday! Thank you to everyone who supported MCS on November 27.
Your #GivingTuesday gifts support Expanding Purpose: The Campaign for the Future of Manhattan Country School ... Read More
Thank you for your extraordinary generosity in support of the mission and program of Manhattan Country School in 2018. Your gifts, volunteerism and passionate commitment are appreciated and valued at this critical time of transition and growth. Wishing you and your family a peaceful and happy holiday season!
The students in the 7th and 8th grade spent the beginning of the year exploring and discussing possible activism topics. The Activism Elective narrowed the options down to four and created presentations for the rest of the group. Those four options were: habitat destruction, the immigration crisis, police brutality, and sexual harassment. Students voted first for two topics to explore further which were habitat destruction and the immigration crisis. They then went home and discussed with their... Read More