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...  

Girls on the Run! 3-5 Grade Register Now
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 8:15 AM

Girls on the Run is an afterschool program that uses the power of running to prepare 3rd - 5th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Our Fall 2016 season will be each Monday & Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00PM from September6 - November 15, culminating with the Girls on the Run 5k on November 12.  To learn more or to get registration information, click here.  Sigrid will be the coach, and the information is on her home page.

Letter from Donna about French
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:10 AM

There has been an unexpected change in the schedule for students in grades 7 & 8, as our French teacher has decided not to return to teaching this fall.  Please click here to read a letter from Donna regarding the plans for these students.

Ice Cream Social and Open House - Thursday, August 25
Monday, July 18, 2016 4:25 PM

Please stop by on Thursday, August 25 between 5:30-7:30 pm. This is your opportunity to meet teachers, find classrooms, hear about expectations and more.  And there will be Ice Cream!  Hope to see you all there!  6-8 Grade Students will be able to pick up their schedules during this event.

Electronic Newsletter for Grades 5, 6, 7, 8 - Sign Up!
Monday, July 18, 2016 4:20 PM

We send out an electronic newsletter to families of students in Grades 5, 6, 7, 8.  This does not replace the Parent's Press, which is an All-School Newsletter.  This replaces the classroom newsletters your teachers have sent home by backpack or email in grades k-4.  To recieve this newsletter by email, you must sign up for it!  E-mail Eve at  Make sure to say your student's name and grade.  If your student is in 6, 7, 8 and you received the newsletter last year, you don't need to sign up again.  If your email has changed, make sure to let Eve know AND the main office.If you do not want to get the newsletter by email, you can read it on the web page.  Look under Parents in the Left Hand Sidebar.

Welcome Letters and Supply List for Fall
Monday, July 18, 2016 4:00 PM

Families will recieve in the mail copies of the Welcome Letters and Supply Lists for your students Grade Level in early August.  You can also find them by clicking here.

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...