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...  

MPS Parent Advisory Councils
Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:15 AM

Parent Advisory Councils are a place for families to come together around shared interests and passions focused on student success.  To learn more about the PAC for our area, and to find a schedule for meetings, click here.


School Request - Due by March 5
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:35 AM

Click here to find School Request forms for this year.  If you have a student starting kindergarten you should fill one out by March 5.  This is true even if your kindergartener currently has a sibling enrolled at Marcy!  If you have an 8th grader going to High School next year, make sure you get your High School Request form in on time!

Place Ads in Pippin Program
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 1:25 PM

Parents! Want to Advertise Your Business in the Marcy Musical Program, or know someone who wants to?
Program Ad space in the Pippin program  is available for purchase!
Please contact Anna Landherr at for more information!

Information About Conferences Grades 5-8
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 11:20 AM

To learn about Parent/ Teacher/ Student Conferences for Grades 5-8, please click here!  We hope to see many parents during this time.  It is an important chance to check in with teachers, and to demonstrate to your student that school is valuable.

Options - Can You Help?
Monday, January 11, 2016 2:00 PM

Enrichment Options classes are a great Marcy tradition.  Students and teachers enjoy the change of pace and the chance to learn about something new and different.  Do you have something you could teach a group of students?  We love "hands on" activities in all topics and for all grade levels.  Guests will be partnered with a Marcy staff member, so you don't need to work alone!  If you have an idea for an Options class, please contact Eve.  Our next Enrichment Options day is March 24 from 1:00-3:00.

Coffee Fundraiser for Grades 5 & 6
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:25 PM

Do you buy coffee?  The 5/6 grade team is raising money for the 5th graders to go to Wolf Ridge and the 6th graders to go to the Minnesota History Center.  You can help by buying coffee!  Click here to learn more!

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...