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...  

Math and Reading Corp for Next Year
Monday, March 23, 2015 9:50 AM

We are happy to continue to work with AmeriCorps next year to staff Reading and Math tutors in the building.  We hope to fill these positions before summer break, so that they are ready to go in the fall!  Please click here for more information about the program and how to apply.  Tell people you know who may be interested to consider the positions at Marcy! Questions? Contact Donna.

Sinfonia Visits Marcy
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 8:40 AM

On March 25 the Sinfonia chamber orchestra will perform at Marcy.  This years theme is History As Seen Through Music. The program focuses on social studies and history, and how musicians have used historical events and people as an inspiration for some of the music they will perform for students.

Baseball and Softball Try-Outs
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:15 AM

Students in grades 6, 7, 8 are invited to try-out for baseball or softball.  Softball try-outs will be on March 19, 23 and 24.  Baseball try-outs will be on March 26 and April 6.  All try-outs are after school.  Students should have a current physical on file in the Health Office.  Questions?  Talk to Steven.

March Book Madness!
Thursday, March 05, 2015 8:20 AM

March Book Madness is an online tournament that matches books in one-on-one "games."  The games are decided by a simple vote online.  The first round "games" will run  March 4 -10.  The second round will begin March 11.  Each round will run for a week until the "Championship Game" for each bracket.  The voting for the Championship Game will be open for one week.  The champions of each bracket will be announced on Tuesday, April 6. Encourage your student to vote at

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.

Marcy Spring Plant Sale
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 8:45 AM

Does the recent warm weather have you gearing up to garden? Check out this week's Friday folder for your copy of the Annual Marcy Plant Sale Order Form!  Online ordering is also available from March 20th-April 21st through the Marcy Plant Sale website. Check out and get inspired by vibrant, color pictures of each of the plants. We're excited about new plant selections this year! See the New-This-Year page on the website, and several Online-Only selections, including groupings for Container-Gardens. Order by April 6th and enter coupon code TAKETEN to save 10%! Mother Earth gift cards available again, by presale only.

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...