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

High School Request Forms Now Available
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:50 PM

Families of 8th Graders should be making decisions regarding high school requests.  The form to make a request for the Minneapolis Public Schools is now available on-line.  Click here for more information.

Little Shop of Horrors Parent Information
Friday, December 12, 2014 4:15 PM

If you have a student in grades 6-8 who is considering auditioning for the musical, please click here for imporant information.  Look for the Informational Handout and the Parent Permission Form at the bottom of the page.  

Community Education Registration for Winter
Monday, December 08, 2014 9:20 AM

The last day for Fall Community Education classes is Dec. 17.  Winter classes will run from Jan. 12 - March 25.  Click here to see class descriptions. Questions?  Contact Rosemary.

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.

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! You can order magazines any time on-line at, school code 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 $25,000 goal by spring 2012. Brick order form and information...