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...  

Winter Walk Day - February 4
Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:15 AM

February 4 is Winter Walk Day!  Walk or ride your bike to school that day, and be entered for a prize drawing.  For more information, click here.

Marcy Arts Partnership - Join Us!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:50 PM

Come join us for our next Gala planning meeting social on Friday, January 30th. at 5:30pm.  Email for the address:   New members welcome!!

New Stories Podcast! Check It Out!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:00 PM

Click on the Share Your Stories link in the right hand side bar to watch a short movie of Marcy kids reading stories they have written!

Letter for Parents Regarding Class Size
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:45 PM

Click here to read a letter to Marcy parents from Lucilla Yira, associate superintendent, regarding class sizes at Marcy.  

Change School Start Times? Parent Input!
Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:55 PM

The District is gathering parent input regarding possible changes in school start times.  Please take a few minutes to fill out a parent survey.  This should be done even if you do NOT want any change to start time!  Click here for links to the survey, and to more information.

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...