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...  

New Video Podcast! Share Your Stories
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:40 PM

Click on the Share Your Stories icon in the right hand side bar to watch our latest video podcast!  Students share stories that they wrote in class.

Little Shop of Horror Tickets Now Available!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:15 AM

Ticket reservations are now being taken for the Marcy Musical, Little Shop of Horrors! Ticket order forms can be picked up from the Marcy main office, downloaded by clicking here, or call Project SUCCESS directly at 612.874.7710 to reserve tickets.  These performances book up quickly, so place your order now!

Enrichment Options - Coming Soon!
Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:40 PM

March 26 from 1:00-3:00 is our second Enrichment Options day for this school year!  All students will take part in a class that is something different and interesting.  If you have a skill or interest you would like to share with students, contact Eve.  We are also looking for donations of some supplies for classes.  Click here to see a list.

Tech Crew - Little Shop of Horrors
Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:30 AM

Students in grade 6-8 who would like to be part of the Tech Crew for Little Shop of Horrors: Tech Crew Sign-Up will startWednesday, February 25th. Sign up will be on Eve’s door (room 103). The first 10 kids to sign up will get a spot on tech crew.

Did You Miss Parent - Teacher Conferences?
Monday, February 16, 2015 7:45 AM

We would still like to talk with you!  If you missed the official days for conferences, please contact your student's homeroom teacher to schedule a chance to check in.  Conferences can be scheduled at another time, done via telephone or even email.  All teacher contact information can be found on Classroom web pages.  Look in the left-hand sidebar to find your teacher.

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...