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...  

Yearbook 2013-2014 On Sale Now
Monday, April 21, 2014 8:55 AM

The Marcy Open Yearbook for this year is now on sale.  We have a limited number of books to sell, and when we run out we cannot get any more!  Yearbooks will be delivered in early June.  Orders must be pre-paid, cost is $15.00 per book.  Click here to download an order form!

Classroom Placement Process for 2014-2015
Friday, April 18, 2014 8:30 AM

Click here to find a copy of the Classroom Placement Policy for Marcy and a copy of the Student Information Form.  Parents are invitied to use this form to share information about their student that they feel is important to the placement process.  The forms need to be returned to the main office by May 9.  If you have questions, talk with Sidney.

Marcy Arts Gala - April 26
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:20 PM

The Marcy Arts Gala will be on Saturday, April 26 from 6:00-11:00 pm at the Soap Factory!  You don't want to miss this fun evening celebrating the arts at Marcy!  Click here for more information, to reserve tickets or to volunteer!

Spring Assessments at Marcy
Friday, March 28, 2014 6:15 PM

MCA testing in reading, math and science are underway for students in grades 3-8.  Click here for more information about testing, links to materials that may help your student perpare for the tests, and contact information if you have questions. You can check the calendar on the right to find dates of when tests are to be administered.

Marcy Open Parent Council/ Site Council Meeting
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:40 PM

Everyone welcome!  The MOPSC meetings are an important way to find out what is going on at school, and to be part of decisions.  Please plan to attend on Tuesday, May 13  at 6:00. 

Spring Plant Sale Coming Soon!
Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:10 AM

Warmer weather is coming!!!  Marcy Plant Sale Order Forms will be coming home before Spring Break.  There is a 10% discount if you turn in your order forms by April 7th.  All paper orders are due by April 19th.  The Marcy Plant Sale website is NEW and IMPROVED!  ORDER ONLINE at  The website is easy to use, full of beautiful photographs of all plants available to us from Pletscher's Greenhouse, as well as an opportunity to purchase Mother Earth Garden gift cards.  Mother Earth is donating 20% of all gift card sales to Marcy.  Thank you in advance for supporting Marcy!

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 always order on-line by going to and use the school code MARCYOPEN.   If you have questions, contact Sidney.

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...