The Impact of MCS
Through a progressive academic program at our school in New York City and our farm in the Catskill Mountains, MCS students gain intellectual freedom, social awareness, self-confidence and first-hand knowledge of the natural world. Lessons from a dynamic curriculum steeped in social justice challenge students to employ critical thinking skills and to develop a deep understanding of democracy. Students learn to value the importance of equity, compassion and advocating for a society that protects and values the rights of all people.
MCS graduates succeed at the region’s most demanding public and private high schools and the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. But the values they learn as young children are what set them apart, and compel them to make the world a better and more just place. Each year these change makers multiply the school’s influence by touching millions of people through their work as advocates for civil rights, affordable housing, immigration reform and urban development; as teachers, professors and school administrators; as novelists, artists, filmmakers and journalists; as scientists, lawyers and doctors; and in many other ways.