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Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday morning students arrived at Manhattan Country School for the first day of the school year. Outside, MCS Director Michèle Sola and George Popovic, building maintenance and greeter extraordinaire, welcomed children and their grown ups with hugs and high fives as they entered the front door. As children headed up to their classrooms and parents mingled in the lobby, the building was filled with laughter and spirited conversations about summer vacations and the new year to come. ... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018
As our school continues to grow, we have revised our arrival and dismissal procedures to accommodate the increasing numbers of families. Please read below for our new routines: Arrival School opens at 8:30 am. Students are expected to be in their classrooms at 8:45 am, and students who arrive after that should get a late pass from the front desk to give to their teacher. 4-5s and 5-6s: Living Room & Landing Annex If 4-5s and 5-6s arrive earlier than 8:30 am, they are invited to wait in... Read More
Bob
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018
One morning, an educator visiting Manhattan Country School  from another school asked me, “Where do you find your books?” I said, “Well, that’s kind of complicated. It happens in a bunch of ways!” Scribbling down a title of a book that a father is reading to his daughter on the subway.  Or sitting in a corner of a bookstore until closing. Or sifting through a myriad of book reviews, websites, tweets, etc. Or a friend tells me that I have to read this book about a boy who wants to be a mermaid... Read More
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018
One morning, an educator visiting Manhattan Country School  from another school asked me, “Where do you find your books?” I said, “Well, that’s kind of complicated. It happens in a bunch of ways!” Scribbling down a title of a book that a father is reading to his daughter on the subway.  Or sitting in a corner of a bookstore until closing. Or sifting through a myriad of book reviews, websites, tweets, etc. Or a friend tells me that I have to read this book about a boy who wants to be a mermaid... Read More
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018
One morning, an educator visiting Manhattan Country School  from another school asked me, “Where do you find your books?” I said, “Well, that’s kind of complicated. It happens in a bunch of ways!” Scribbling down a title of a book that a father is reading to his daughter on the subway.  Or sitting in a corner of a bookstore until closing. Or sifting through a myriad of book reviews, websites, tweets, etc. Or a friend tells me that I have to read this book about a boy who wants to be a mermaid... Read More
Class of 2018
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018
On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 22 eighth-graders graduated from Manhattan Country School. During a ceremony shared with faculty, staff, family and friends, the graduates offered the following thoughts about their time at MCS. View Graduation Pictures Aaron (Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts) I am ready to graduate from MCS because I have been with this community for so long that I believe that it's time for me to leave and experience new things and come into other people's... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018
This week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "Game of Tiaras," a production directed by Nehemiah Luckett and featuring the school's oldest students in the following roles: Narrator 1: Emma Narrator 2: Nico Snow White: Violet Belle: Roxanne Cinderella: Eva Ellie (Snow Queen): Lily King: Aaron Prince Charming: William Smeagol: Jory French Prince: Nirvana Animated Snowman: Kyle Executioner: Asad Bloody Packet Guy: Joe Herald: Morgan Dwarf:... Read More
2018 Model Congress
Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2018
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12 student delegates from Manhattan Country School attended the Middle School Model Congress at Packer Collegiate Institute in downtown Brooklyn. This year’s MCS delegates were Madeleine L., Gabriela M., Stella A., Oscar U., Dominic O., Lev L., Luca C., Eli S., Arlo C., Josephine A., Charles G., and Joe R. After three months of hard work in weekly after-school meetings, the MCS delegates were prepared and excited to defend their six bills. During the event,... Read More
2018 Spring Concert
Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2018
Manhattan Country School’s 2018 Spring Concert, titled “Beautiful Dreamers,” was dedicated to MCS Founder Gus Trowbridge and all the dreamers striving to make a change in the world. The program featured an impressive collection of inspiring songs. The 8-9s opened the concert with “Deux Oiseaux (Two Birds),” a piece featuring vocals and recorder. The 9-10s followed with a recorder piece of their own titled “The Music Box.” This year’s MCS Rock Band featured Brickelle (ukulele), Gabi M. (... Read More
Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2018
Every year at this time we prepare to say goodbye to a few members of the Manhattan Country School community and welcome some new members in the fall. This year: Flannery Denny, Upper School math coordinator, is moving to Louisiana. Kerry Devine, 7-8s head teacher, is starting a new teaching position at Corlears School. Lynn Haroldson, textiles teacher, is retiring after 35 years at MCS. Chloe Morin, assistant to the Lower and Upper School directors, is moving to California. Joe Paine,... Read More

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