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. Tours will resume in October.  If you are interested in a tour, please contact Marcy's Family and Community Liaison in the fall to schedule a visit. Tour details...  

Supply Lists for Fall 2015-2016
Monday, June 29, 2015 1:30 PM

Thinking about school shopping?  Click here for supply lists from Marcy teachers.  Parents of 5-8 Graders - the supply lists for these grades were changed slightly in mid-July!  If you looked at the lists before then, please double check.

Foundations of Open School at Marcy
Monday, June 22, 2015 9:50 AM

Wondering about Open School and how it applies at Marcy?  Check out the Foundations of Open School at Marcy for some examples you will see around the building.  Remember, there are many examples that didn't make the list!  Also, look at the History of Marcy for another perspective!

E-mail Newsletters for 5, 6, 7, 8 - Sign Up!
Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:30 AM

If you have a student in grades 5,6,7 or 8 an e-newsletter is sent out via email on Thursdays during the school year.  If you are already recieving it, no need to sign up again. If you aren't, or you have a new student in these grades, please email Eve and ask to be placed on the list for the newsletter.  Include your student's name and grade. Please note - this is a grade level specfic newsletter, it is different from the Parent's Press! To get the Parent's Press via email, click here.

Embrace Challenge!
Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:10 AM

The school-wide theme for 2015-2016 is Embrace Challenge!  As we continue our commitment to encouraging all of our students to have a growth mindset, we hope to promote taking on new tasks, learning new things, and trying hard!  When we are enthusiastic about taking on new challenges, we learn more!

Looking for Summer Learning?
Thursday, June 04, 2015 9:00 AM

We have created a list of resources parents can use to keep students learning over the summer.  You will find suggestions for reading and math activities for your student.  Click here to see more.

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...