Manhattan Country School will continue MCS En Casa, our distance learning program, for the remainder of the school year.
6-7s Building Study: Progressive Education

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 1

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 1

Nuestra Semana en MCS: 2018-2019 Issue 1

Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Students in the 7-8s reuniting on the first day of school.

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
Summer Reflections While school-year calendars have defined my life for more than thirty years, the excitement and anticipation of a new school year never fades. These years of building a bigger school and community seem (without regrets) to have shortened my summer months. During July, MCS City Camp and Farm Camp affirm that children in mixed age groups can flourish well beyond the usual dimensions of a school year. I also appreciate the chance they provide our high-school and college-age alumni to gravitate back to the MCS community as teachers and mentors, and young MCS students and their parents the chance to see what lies ahead. Read more
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 Read more
I am delighted to announce that we have been approved for free bus service through the Department of Education and the Office of Pupil Transportation.  Families with children who are at least five years of age are eligible to apply. Read more
What is Farm Festival? Farm Festival is an annual community-building and fundraising event that requires the creativity, generosity and collaboration of ALL MCS PARENTS! It takes place on West 85th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. This year’s event date is Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The day features a raffle, games and rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and food. Read more
As the 2018-19 school year begins, the New York Civil Liberties Union is seeking high school students to join the Teen Activist Project (TAP), a paid youth program focused on social justice, activism, and the law. Visit to learn more and apply.  Applications are due online b Read more

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