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...  

Fourth Grade at Base Camp
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 AM

The fourth grade classrooms visited Base Camp at Fort Snelling for the day.  They had a great experience!  Click here to watch a slide show of photos from the day.

Marcy Arts Partnership Gathering - December 9
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:10 AM

Are you interested in the Marcy Arts Partnership?  December 9 at 5:30 pm MAP will hold a social gathering for those interested in the work this group does to support Marcy students.  For more information contact Lara at

Brain Day - December 18
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:00 AM

We are learning about our brains on December 18!  As part of our focus on Growth Mindset this year, we are spending time learning about how the brain grows and changes. Thanks to The Assistance League, Target and Brain U for their help in making Brain Day happen.  It will be a brainy time for all!

MOPSC - December 4 - Everyone Welcome!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:45 PM

The next Marcy Open Parent Site Council meeting is on December 4 at 6:00.  Everyone is welcome!  Learn about issues around the school, and have your voice be heard.  Childcare is available.  Questions?  Check with Sidney.

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.

Going, Going, Gone for the Chinook Book!
Monday, November 24, 2014 1:30 PM

December 3 will be the last day to buy a Chinook Book at Marcy.  Contact Sidney to get more information or to buy a book of coupons.

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...