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
From the MCS Kitchen to your home, Amanda and the Afterschool Baking Club present Blondies!
2 sticks soft butter
½ cup white sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter a 8-9” square pan (for fewer thick blondies) or a 9” x 13” pan (for more thinner blondies) and dust lightly with flour to coat the bottom and sides.
In a... Read More
Cynthia Rogers has worked as the Manhattan Country School High School Placement Director for over 11 years. As the head of the MCS Exmissions Department, Cynthia takes the utmost care, detail and diligence into placing graduating eighth-grade students into one of their top three choices for high school.
Beginning in the spring of seventh grade while progressing into the fall and early spring semester of eighth grade, Cynthia introduces MCS seniors and their families into the process of... Read More
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.
Pictures... Read More
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
#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