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...  

T-shirt Now On Sale
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:25 AM

6th Graders Finn and Carlos drew the winning design for this year's Marcy Open Student Designed T-shirt!  To download an order form, click here.  T-shirts are $10.00.  Orders need to be turned in by May 10.  

Options Supplies - Can You Help?
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:40 AM

Options Classes for the spring will be held on Tuesday, May 16 from 9:00-11:00.  It helps us offer great classes for all the kids if we get some help with the supplies needed for Options.  Please click here to see a list of items we are hoping to get donated.  If you have any of these items, leave them in the main office labeled EVE or OPTIONS.  Thank you!

Parent Council Volunteers Needed!
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:40 AM

Want to make a positive impact in our vibrant community? Looking for ways to get involved and help steer Marcy's dynamic and engaged Parent Council? We need new volunteers in a variety of jobs!  Click here for more information.

Multicultural Family Dinner and Talent Show - April 27
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:35 AM

Please join Marcy Parent Council as we host a school-wide potluck on Thursday, April 27th.  The Multicultural Family Dinner will be happening in the lunchroom from 5:00-6:30p, followed by the "Marcy's Got Talent" Show beginning at 6:30p.  For details, click here.  

Spring Testing Schedule
Monday, March 06, 2017 10:30 AM

 MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment)  testing for all students in grades 3-8 will run from March 28  through May 10.  To see the schedule for testing, click here.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:30 AM

Marcy Open's Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Media Center on April 26-28!  Our students will have a chance to preview all of the exciting books on Wednesday, then will come with their classroom either Thursday or Friday between 9:00-3:00.  The book fair will also be open from 5:00-8:00 on Thursday during the family potluck and talent show. For more information, click here.

Marcy Plant Sale
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 AM

The annual Marcy Open plant sale is coming Mother’s Day weekend (Friday May 12–Saturday May 13). Plant Sale proceeds go to the Marcy Parent Site Council, which helps provide students with library books, music resources, classroom funds, and more. More information to come at or like us on Facebook. Buy plants, help teachers and students!

Marcy Annual Fund
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:20 PM

The Annual Fund is a great way to help support Marcy classroom teachers and activities.  To make a donation all you need to do is click on the button in the right hand side bar. Click here to learn more about the impact of Marcy Open Parent Council funding, or to donate via check. 

Marvelous Marcy Magazine Sale!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:25 AM

The Magazine Sale with student prize incentives has ended, but you can sill order all year! Marcy gets 45% of the sales! Orders can be placed online at: WWW.APMAGS.COM The school code is: 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 goal. Brick order form and information...