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...  

Fall Fun! October 28 from 5:00-8:00
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:55 AM

Mark your calendars and prepare for FUN!  Prepare for games & prizes (including Dunk Tank and Cake Walk), the gift basket raffle, Scholastic Book Fair, food for sale (including Holy Land), and the Flu Clinic.  To learn about how you can help, click here.


Learn About the MPS Referendum Renewal
Monday, September 26, 2016 1:25 PM

On Nov. 8, Minneapolis voters will be asked to renew the school district’s current operating referendum authorization, which expires after the 2016-17 school year. If passed, funding from the referendum would help Minneapolis Public Schools manage class sizes and provide supportive services and activities for students.  To learn more about the Referendum Renewal, click here.

Fall Picture Day - October 5
Monday, September 26, 2016 1:15 PM

Picture Day is coming on October 5.  Information will be going home by backpack.  You can purchase a packet of pictures either by sending money in the Lifetouch envelope included in the information  OR you can order a packet on-line.  Click here for more details about on-line ordering.  Or you can click here to go to the order form.

Fast Testing - Coming Soon
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:10 PM

This year Marcy will be among 20 MPS schools to pilot the FAST Test for all grades.  This will replace the MAP test, taken by Marcy students in past years.  FAST quicker and more flexible than the MAP test.  To learn more about the FAST Test, click here.  The dates for testing are on the scrolling calendar to the right.  Look for your student's grade level.

Fall Community Education - After School
Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:35 AM

Fall Session will begin the week of October 10, 2016. There is a wide variety of educational, enrichment, and recreational opportunities for all ages. The program flyer will be sent home on Friday, or you can click here to download a copy. If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary at (612) 668-1022 for Community Education information and Sara Dotty at (612) 668-1052 of information regarding the academic classes.     

Marcy Open Custom Tumblers
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:20 AM

Help support Marcy by ordering a custom Tritan 16 oz. Insulated Tumbler!  Keep drinks hot or cold.  BPA Free & FDA Approved.  Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.  And they feature the Marcy Marlin!  Click here for more information and an order form. $20.00 each.  Deadline for ordering is October 4. There are a limited number of these tumblers to sell, so we could sell out! Order early!

Marvelous Marcy Magazine Sale!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:25 AM

The Magazine Sale is in full swing! The first turn-in date is Tuesday, Sept. 27. The final turn-in date is Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Magazine Sale is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Marcy gets 45% of sales! It funds classroom supplies and activities, as well as school-wide events and activities. Please participate - every little bit helps! Orders can also be placed online at: WWW.APMAGS.COM The school code is: MARCYOPEN. New this year are insulated tumblers! Each tumbler sold counts as one magazine order. 

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...