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 2014.  If you are interested in a tour, please contact Marcy's Family and Community Liaison in the fall to schedule a visit. Tour details...  

After School Classes - Register Now!
Friday, September 12, 2014 1:25 PM

After School classes will start the week of Oct. 6.  Click here to find program descriptions and a registration form. Questions about Community Education, email Rosemary.  Questions about ALC and Gems/Gise, email Sara.

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Open House - Thursday, September 18
Friday, September 05, 2014 10:55 AM

We hope to see everyone at Open House on Thursday, September 18 from 5:00- 7:00!  Visit classrooms, meet teachers and get reacquainted.  This is a great chance for your student to share their school with you. For details about Open House, click here.

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!

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Interested in Instrumental Music?
Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 PM

Students in grades 4 and above may participate in Instrumental Music with Andrew.  If you would like information about participating in the program, please look at Andrew's web page.

Parent Communication - Email Helps!
Monday, August 25, 2014 1:35 PM

Would you like to get the Parent's Press (the all-school parent newsletter) electronically?  Click here.  Do you have students in grades 5, 6, 7 or 8?  There is an email parent newsletter especially for you!  Email Eve and tell her your student's name and grade.  Interested in the Parent Portal for grades 5, 6, 7 or 8?  We need your email address on record for you to register.  You can email Eve OR give your email address to the main office.  Parents in 5, 6, 7 or 8 are also encouraged to check the Homework Calendar for your student's grades.  

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! The Kick-Off is on Tuesday, Sept. 23.  Marcy receives 45% of the subscription price; this includes new and renewal subscriptions as well as e-zine editions.  Click here for more information about the sale, and to find out how you can help!

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...