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...  

Classroom Placement Process for 2015-2016
Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00 PM

Marcy Open School uses a classroom placement process to assign students to a two-year classroom experience. The goal of the classroom placement process is to ensure that each team has balanced classrooms in which all children will thrive. Parent input, using the Student Information Form, is welcomed as part of this process.  If you want to submit a form, the due date is May 15.  To download a form, or to get more detailed information, click here. 

Student Designed T-shirt On Sale Now!
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:20 PM

The Student Designed T-shirt is a great Marcy tradition!  This year's design is by Sammi!  Be a part of "history" by buying your shirt today.  Shirts are $10.00 each. Click here for an order form.

Marcy Parent Council Executive Board Election and Proposed Bylaw Changes
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:25 PM

Please join us for the final MOPSC meeting of the school year on Thursday, May 7 at 6:00pm in the school library. Directly after the MOPSC meeting, we will have our annual Parent Council meeting and elect Executive Board members for next year and vote on proposed revisions of the bylaws. The proposed revisions can be found by following this link.

Kindergarten Orientation and Registration - May 7
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:10 PM

Welcome to our new Kindergarten class of 2015!  We hope to see you all at Kindergarten Orientation and Registration on Thursday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m.  Please bring your student's birth certificate, immunization records, and kindergarten screening.  If you have questions, please contact the Main Office at 612-668-1020.

Yearbook 2014-2015 On Sale Now!
Thursday, April 09, 2015 10:40 AM

Act now to order your Marcy Yearbook for 2014-2015!  We will have a limited number of books, and once those sell out we cannot get any more.  Order soon to make sure you get one.  Order forms are going home with students this week.  There will be additional order forms available by Sidney's office and in the main office.  You can also download an order form here.  Yearbooks are $15.00 and checks should be made out to Marcy.   Or, if you prefer to use a credit card, you can order your yearbook on-line at  Use the ID code 2360815.  Questions?  Ask Eve.

Marcy Plant Sale - May 8 & 9
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:30 PM

Put the 30th Annual Marcy Plant Sale on your calendar  for Mother's Day Weekend (hint. hint)! Please plan to pickup any pre-ordered plants during sale hours on Friday, May 8th (noon to 7 pm).You can also shop on Saturday, May 9th from 9 am to 2 pm.  For every $50 that you spend, you qualify for a chance to win a pre-potted container garden by our Master Gardener! For more details, or to volunteer to help, click here!


Marcy Arts Partnership Gala - April 25
Monday, April 13, 2015 10:00 AM

Buy your tickets now for the 14th Annual Marcy Arts Gala happening on Saturday, April 25 at 5pm at the Soap Factory!  The Marcy Arts Gala raises money for all of the artist residencies at Marcy Open. We are looking for volunteers for the week before, night of and the day after clean up as well. Contact Andrew Hunter at for more volunteer information. We hope to see you there!

On-line Scholastic Book Fair Through April 24!
Monday, April 13, 2015 9:00 AM

The On-line Scholastic Book Fair  has many great books available, especially for Middle School!  The online Fair is open until April 24th.  To purchase books online, go to

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...