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 to schedule a visit. Tour details...
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are coming soon. To see more information about these tests, click here.
Friday, March 7, at 7:30 a.m. in the Media Center there will be a presentation to interested staff and parents about the schedule for next year. A few different versions of possible schedules will be shared, as well as explanations of the issues involved in making a schedule that works for a k-8 school. Anyone who is interested in seeing the schedule in progress, please stop by!
Look in the right hand side bar for the Marcy Current. The Current is a video podcast of events going on around Marcy. Watch 5th graders recite the Preamble to the U. S. Constitution, and kindergarteners explain some basic economics!
Please plan to come to a specially scheduled MOPSC meeting Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 –7:00pm. Michael Thomas, our Area Superintendent, is coming to talk with us about how things are going. Our agenda will include but will not be limited to overcrowding and bussing. If you have an agenda item, please email Donna. The meeting will be in the media center. Child care will be available. Hope to see you all there!
Performances for Into the Woods are on March 12 and 19 at 4:00, March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:00. If you have questions you can call Project Success at 612-874-7710. Click here for an order form for tickets. These shows tend to sell out, so we encourage you to reserve tickets now!
The Magazine Sale is an important fundraiser for Marcy, and we need everyone to participate! You can always order on-line by going to aphearst.com and use the school code MARCYOPEN. If you have questions, contact Sidney.
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...
Serving students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
Current Marcy lunch menu from MPS Food Service Department.
The Minnesota Department of Education selected Marcy as a Celebration School!
Marcy Spirit Wear
Click here to see news of what is happening at Marcy!
Past video podcasts
415 4th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: 612.668.1020 | Fax: 612.668.1030