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...  

Little Shop of Horrors Photos!
Monday, May 18, 2015 11:20 AM

Did you enjoy this year's production of Little Shop of Horrors?  We've posted a slide show of photos from the show.  To see them, look in the About Our School section in the left hand menu of this page, and select Middle School Musicals.

Letter to Parents
Monday, May 18, 2015 10:15 AM

A Letter to Parents from Donna regarding Student Based Allocation funding at Marcy next year was sent home with students on Friday last week.  If you didn't get a chance to see this letter, click here to read it.  If you have questions, contact Donna.

Math and Reading Corp for Next Year
Monday, March 23, 2015 9:50 AM

We are happy to continue to work with AmeriCorps next year to staff Reading and Math tutors in the building.  We hope to fill these positions before summer break, so that they are ready to go in the fall!  Please click here for more information about the program and how to apply.  Tell people you know who may be interested to consider the positions at Marcy! Questions? Contact Donna.

Area A Parent and Community Meetings
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:00 PM

Parent Advisory Councils are your opportunity to meet with the district's associate superintendent for Area A, to learn about issues involving the schools, and to advocate for schools, youth and families.  Everyone is welcomed to attend these meetings.  Click here for a schedule of meetings.

Breakfast at School - It's Free!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 8:55 AM

Breakfast is available at Marcy and is free for all students.  Students need to go to get their breakfast as soon as they arrive at school. Some of our students have made a fun video to encourage eating breakfast - click here to see it!

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...