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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Manhattan Country School alumni and former parents are invited to attend the Alumni Families Breakfast & Tour on Friday, December 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tour our home at 150 West 85th Street Meet the students and teachers who fill MCS classrooms today See how MCS has changed (and stayed the same) over more than half a century Catch up with fellow alumni, former parents and staff A complimentary breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. Tours of the building will begin at 9:45 a.... Read More
Posted on Saturday, December 1, 2018
From the MCS Kitchen to your home, Amanda and the Afterschool Baking Club present Blondies! Blondies   2 sticks soft butter ½ cup white sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS: 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
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018
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
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018
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
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018
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
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
Manhattan Country School's Thanksgiving Assembly is a community event. We invite families to join us at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.Two (2) members from each student’s family are welcome. There will be reserved seating for families of student class reps. This year’s assembly will include songs from Zambia, Israel and the Congo as well as selections from LatinX, Muslim, Jewish, Spiritual and Shaker traditions. Giving thanks continues to be a strong focus of the assembly program... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
Is this your scooter? MCS would like to return this scooter to its happy home!   If you would like to reclaim your scooter please contact Jamie Evans, Facilities Manager, at
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
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
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
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