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...  

Summer Athletics at Edison
Friday, May 27, 2016 11:00 AM

Edison is offering several summer athletic programs for students going into 7 -12 grades. Click on the link to learn more about these programs -     No need to register, complete the on-line waiver and come when you can.

Yearbook Distribution!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:15 AM

The Yearbook will be distributed to students who have already purchased it on May 31.  At this point we have no extra copies to sell.  Sometimes there are some extras included in the shipment when we unpack boxes.  If that is the case, we will give students the chance to buy those on a first come, first served basis.

8th Grade Completion Ceremony - June 7 at 1:00
Monday, May 16, 2016 8:25 AM

Families of our 8th graders are invitied to the Completion Ceremony on June 7 at 1:00 in the gym.  Seating is "first come, first served" and it will fill.  The ceremony takes about an hour.  It is followed by cookies and lemonade, and a chance for everyone to say goodbye, in the lunch room.  We will be done by bus time for those students who need to take the bus home.  Questions?  Contact Eve at

K-4 Summer School at Marcy
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:00 AM

Summer School for students in K-4 will be held at Marcy this year.  It is a great way to avoid the "summer slide" in academic skills.  Get your applications in right away to ensure you get a bus.  They can fax it to school at 612-668-1030 or email it to Click here for the application.  Although the application says they were already due, we can accept them for a while longer.

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.

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...