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...  

Interested in Instrumental Music?
Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 PM

Students in grades 4 and above may participate in Instrumental Music with Andrew.  If you would like information about participating in the program, please look at Andrew's web page.

After School Athletics - Grades 6-8
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:55 AM

Volleyball try-outs will take place Sept. 2 and 3 from 3:!5-5:00 in the gym.  Students must have their own transportation home after try-outs.  Sept. 8 from 3:15-5:00 will be the first meeting of the Marcy Co-Ed Soccer Club.  All students in grades 6-8 are welcome, no cuts.  Students must have their own transportation home.  If you have questions, please contact Steven.

Parent Communication - Email Helps!
Monday, August 25, 2014 1:35 PM

Would you like to get the Parent's Press (the all-school parent newsletter) electronically?  Click here.  Do you have students in grades 5, 6, 7 or 8?  There is an email parent newsletter especially for you!  Email Eve and tell her your student's name and grade.  Interested in the Parent Portal for grades 5, 6, 7 or 8?  We need your email address on record for you to register.  You can email Eve OR give your email address to the main office.  Parents in 5, 6, 7 or 8 are also encouraged to check the Homework Calendar for your student's grades.  

Pre-registration for After School Buses
Friday, August 22, 2014 1:00 PM

To speed up the process of putting students on buses for after school activities (sports, community education, ALC) there is now a pre-registration form.  Even if you aren't sure, but think your student may do an after school acivity during this school year - fill out a form and return it to Marcy.  Click here for a copy of the form.

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.  The lists are here for all grade levels.  If you have a question, contact the main office at Marcy at 668-1020.

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...