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...  

Last Chance for Yearbook!
Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:55 AM

We have only a few Yearbooks left for this year.  They will be distributed to students during the last week of May.  If you still want one, please download an order form here.  Put the order form and cash or check in Eve's box in the main office.  If we are sold out when we get your order, we will return it to you.

K-4 Summer School at Marcy
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:00 AM

Summer School for students in K-4 will be held at Marcy this year.  It is a great way to avoid the "summer slide" in academic skills.  Get your applications in right away to ensure you get a bus.  They can fax it to school at 612-668-1030 or email it to Click here for the application.  Although the application says they were already due, we can accept them for a while longer.

Spring Music Events
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:50 AM

The Spring Instrumental Music Concert will take place on May 10 at 7:00 pm.  This involves all students in grades 4-8 who participate in Instrumental Music with Andrew.   On May 24 at 7:00 pm the 4th graders will present Child of the World - A Musical That Builds Character.  Click here for more information about these events.

Change of Date! Welcome Kindergartners ON MAY 12
Monday, April 25, 2016 9:30 AM

Orientation and Registration for next fall's Kindergarten class will take place May 12 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.  We hope to see all of our new students and their families!  If you have a student starting kindergarten you should be recieving a letter from Marcy with details.  Questions?  Contact Sidney or call the main office at 612-668-1020.

Student Designed T-shirt - On Sale Now!
Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:45 AM

Become part of a Marcy tradition!  Isabella Spiess designed this year's Student Designed Marcy T-shirt.  We've had a student-designed shirt at Marcy for longer than we can remember, and some of us have been here a long time.  Orders are due by May 10.  Click here to print a copy of the order form.  

Marcy Plant Sale- May 6 & 7
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 9:00 AM
Put the Annual Marcy Plant Sale on your calendar.  Friday May 6th noon–7PM and  Saturday May 7th 9AM–2PM.
Please plan to pickup any pre-ordered plants during sale hours on Friday. Come by on Saturday to see what you forgot!  The 7 & 8 graders will be selling crepes (Friday 3:30-5:30, Saturday 9AM–noon). Master gardener Sarah Green-Toews demonstrates planting a container garden Saturday at 11:00.  Please consider VOLUNTEERING via
Coffee Fundraiser for Grades 5 & 6
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:25 PM

Do you buy coffee?  The 5/6 grade team is raising money for the 5th graders to go to Wolf Ridge and the 6th graders to go to the Minnesota History Center.  You can help by buying coffee!  Click here to learn 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...