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.  If you are interested in a tour, please contact Marcy's Family and Community Liaison in the fall to schedule a visit. Tour details...  

Marlin Volleyball in Final Four!
Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:30 AM

The Marcy Marlin Volleyball team has made it to the semi-finals!  The game against Ramsey is Thursday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 at Edison High School.

Spirit Week - October 27-30
Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:25 AM

Spirit Week is next week!  Join in the fun.  Monday - Hat Day   Tuesday- Pajama Day  Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day  Thursday - Costume Day

Click here for details.

Options Day - Oct. 30 - Help Needed!
Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:45 PM

Options classes for fall will take place on October 30 from 9:00-11:00.  We will have all sorts of interesting, challenging and fun actitivies for all of our students to participate in!  We are welcoming many guest presenters from the U of M and from a variety of organizations.  We always need help, because Options is a big event!  Click here to see a list of supplies we need donated.  If you can volunteer to be "extra hands" in a class, contact Eve at

Marcy Food Drive - Oct. 20-Nov. 14
Monday, October 13, 2014 5:55 PM

It is time for the annual Marcy Food Drive, sponsored and coordinated by Student Council and Everyday Leaders!  Please donate nonperishable food items that will be given to people in need.  Donation barrels are located in the front lobby.

Fall Fun Fest! Oct. 24
Friday, October 03, 2014 2:00 PM

The Marcy Open School "Fall Fun Fest" is coming up on Friday, October 24th from 5-8pm. Come and enjoy the games, prizes, raffle baskets, Scholastic Book Fair, free flu shot clinic, dunk tank, crazy hair, cake walk, and food including pizza and Holy Land.  We need many volunteers to make this event run smoothly. Please donate one hour of your time. Click here to sign up or learn more.

Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, October 13, 2014 10:45 AM

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Marcy on Oct. 23 and 24, and during Fall Fun.  Click here for more information.  If you wold like to shop at our on-line Book Fair go to .  The on-line fair is available until Nov. 6th.  If you can volunteer to help in the Book Fair, please contact DeeDee Witthoft. 

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 order magazines any time on-line at, school code MARCYOPEN.  

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...