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...  

Language at Marcy
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:50 PM

A few weeks ago a meeting was held to discuss what language to offer next year. Thanks to the parents who attended. At this point we are asking anyone in the Marcy community to give us your opinion. The general consensus at the meeting was to either offer French or Spanish.  If you are interested in sharing your opinion, please email Donna.  Opinions will be gathered until January 20. 

Parent Handouts for Annie Participation
Thursday, January 05, 2017 10:10 AM

Click here to get copies of the handouts that were distributed at the Parent Information Meeting about musical participation.  Students in grades 6 -8 are able to participate.  These handouts will give you more information about expectations and specific dates.  The Permission Form is important for parents to fill out and sign!

FAST Testing Schedule
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:30 PM

All Marcy students will be taking the FAST test between January 5- January 24.  To see a schedule for the tests or to read more information about the FAST test,  please click here.

Auditions for "Annie!" Grades 6, 7, 8
Thursday, December 08, 2016 9:15 AM

"Annie!" will be this year's musical!  Auditions for this year's musical will be held on Wednesday, January 11th & Thursday, January 12th after school.  The Cast-List will be posted by noon on Friday, January 13th. The First Rehearsal will be Tuesday, January 17th.

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.

Marcy Annual Fund
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:20 PM

The Annual Fund is a great way to help support Marcy classroom teachers and activities.  To make a donation all you need to do is click on the button in the right hand side bar. Click here to learn more about the impact of Marcy Open Parent Council funding, or to donate via check. 

Marcy Open Custom Tumblers
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:20 AM

Help support Marcy by ordering a custom Tritan 16 oz. Insulated Tumbler!  Keep drinks hot or cold.  BPA Free & FDA Approved.  Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.  And they feature the Marcy Marlin!  Click here for more information and an order form. $20.00 each.  

Marvelous Marcy Magazine Sale!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:25 AM

The Magazine Sale with student prize incentives has ended, but you can sill order all year! Marcy gets 45% of the sales! Orders can be placed online at: WWW.APMAGS.COM The school code is: 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...