Marcy Open School

Marcy Open School offers a learning climate where the student is the center, emphasizing academic achievement as well as personal development that promotes lifelong learning and individual goal setting. Learning takes place in looping classrooms (except kindergarten) where many activities occur at the same time, using an integrated curriculum in which students are taught to take responsibility for themselves and their learning. Teachers function as guides and facilitators of learning. Marcy strongly promotes learning through the arts by involving students in arts activities with local artists through the Marcy Arts Partnership; and emphasizes a commitment to peace education through its membership as an International Peace Site. Parents are welcome in school as observers, helpers and classroom participants. What is an Open School?

School Tours for Prospective Parents

Interested in having your child attend Marcy Open School? Why not take a tour? During the tour you can ask questions, meet teachers and staff, visit the library/media center, theater, gym, multipurpose room, and classrooms.  If you are interested in a tour, please contact Marcy's Family and Community Liaison in the fall to schedule a visit. Tour details...  

Options Day Video!
Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:15 PM

For a slide show of photos from Options Day classes, click here!  Thank you to Iris, who wrote and performed the music for this slide show.  She did it during her Songwriting Options Class with Andrew.

Control How MPS Contacts You!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:25 AM

Parents can now control how messages from the MPS School Messanger system.  Click here for step-by-step instructions. Questions?  Contact Sara.

Help Buy Xylophones! Donor's Choice
Monday, October 27, 2014 9:40 AM

We are launching our first Donors Choose project this week to fundraise for student  xylophones  for music classes. The first week is VERY important as if at checkout you enter the code "SPARK", they will MATCH whatever we earn in the first week so don't delay! Don't forget to enter "SPARK" at checkout! Donor's Choice for Marcy For more information, click here.

Marcy Food Drive - Oct. 20-Nov. 14
Monday, October 13, 2014 5:55 PM

It is time for the annual Marcy Food Drive, sponsored and coordinated by Student Council and Everyday Leaders!  Please donate nonperishable food items that will be given to people in need.  Donation barrels are located in the front lobby.

Area A Parent and Community Meetings
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:00 PM

Parent Advisory Councils are your opportunity to meet with the district's associate superintendent for Area A, to learn about issues involving the schools, and to advocate for schools, youth and families.  Everyone is welcomed to attend these meetings.  Click here for a schedule of meetings.

Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, October 13, 2014 10:45 AM

Couldn't find what you wanted at our Book Fair or just want more time to shop?  Visit our on-line Book Fair through Nov. 6!  Follow the link below, and thank you for supporting Marcy Open School!

Marvelous Marcy Magazine Sale!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:10 PM

The Magazine Sale is an important fundraiser for Marcy, and we need everyone to participate! You can order magazines any time on-line at, school code MARCYOPEN.  

Marcy Path to Peace | Terry Labyrinth
Marcy Path to Peace and Terry Labyrinth Project
Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:55 AM

Buy a Brick, Build a Labyrinth Support the Marcy Open Community and Marcy Holmes Neighborhood in transforming the unusable space next to the playground with a 30 x 30 foot labyrinth as a focal point that will be a permanent Peace destination to all with a donation brick pathway leading to the sidewalk. Purchase a brick for $150, $400, or $1,000 to help us reach our $25,000 goal by spring 2012. Brick order form and information...