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...  

Parents of 5, 6, 7, 8 Grade Students!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:40 PM

An email newsletter is sent out to the parents of our older students that supplements the Parent's Press all-school newsletter.  These email newsletters take the place of "classroom" newsletters that parents receive in elementary rooms.  If you want to be added to the list of parents receiving the email newsletters, please email Eve.  Make sure and tell her your student's name, and what grade she or he will be in this fall.

Supply Lists for the Fall
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:15 AM

Click on the link above to find supply lists for classes in the fall.  We will add more as we get them from teachers.  If your student's grade level isn't there yet, please check back!

Orientation to Grade 5 and Grade 7
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:15 PM

Families of current 4th Graders and 6th Graders are looking forward to transistions next year!  We are planning on having Orientation events for students entering 5th and 7th Grade in the fall.  However, since we are still hiring teachers for those grade levels, we are going to plan the events for August.  We want to make sure that all the teachers can be present to share their plans and expectations.  Please watch for more information closer to the start on next school year.  

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Drivers please obey school patrols
Friday, September 17, 2010 10:00 AM

Marcy School Patrols are on duty before and after school on the corner of 4th Avenue and 4th Street. Drive slowly and carefully through this intersection, especially during drop-off and pick-up times when the traffic is at its peak. Please obey all school patrol flags when signaling to stop to ensure the safetly of children, adults, and dogs crossing the busy streets.

Paperless Parent's Press: Email Edition
Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:30 PM

The Parent's Press Email Edition is the same as the printed one--without the paper! Get the latest Marcy news delivered to your email inbox each Friday, along with email reminders of upcoming school-wide events. It's easy to subscribe. Click on the title of this piece to get started.

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...