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 to schedule a visit. Tour details...  

Former Mayor Rybak visits Marcy!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:45 PM

R.T. Rybak was "principal for a day" at Marcy today.  He spent time with Donna visiting classrooms and talking to staff.  He is now at Generation Next, an organization focused on closing the achievement gap in education.

On-Line Yearbook Sales Available through Friday Only!
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:40 PM

Until April 18 you can order the Marcy Yearbook on-line.  After April 18 Yearbooks will be available for sale by check or cash only, watch for an order form to go home with students.  To order on-line, go to and use Yearbook Code 2360814.  Yearbooks are $15.00 each.  They will be delivered to students in late May or early June.  We have a limited quantity of Yearbooks and sell them until we run out!

Marcy Arts Gala - April 26
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:20 PM

The Marcy Arts Gala will be on Saturday, April 26 from 6:00-11:00 pm at the Soap Factory!  You don't want to miss this fun evening celebrating the arts at Marcy!  Click here for more information, to reserve tickets or to volunteer!

Spring Assessments at Marcy
Friday, March 28, 2014 6:15 PM

MCA testing in reading, math and science will begin after Spring Break for students in grades 3-8.  Click here for more information about testing, links to materials that may help your student perpare for the tests, and contact information if you have questions. 

Family Fiesta Dinner, Talent Show and Scholastic Book Fair!
Friday, March 28, 2014 1:00 PM

Make reservations now for the Family Fiesta Dinner and Talent Show!  Thursday, April 17th 5:00-8:00 PM.  The Talent Show will begin at 6:45.  Dinner is $1.50 for students and $2.50 for adults. Pre-paid reservations for dinner are required.  All other activites are free. For information about auditioning for the Talent Show, click here.

Spring Plant Sale Coming Soon!
Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:10 AM

Warmer weather is coming!!!  Marcy Plant Sale Order Forms will be coming home before Spring Break.  There is a 10% discount if you turn in your order forms by April 7th.  All paper orders are due by April 19th.  The Marcy Plant Sale website is NEW and IMPROVED!  ORDER ONLINE at  The website is easy to use, full of beautiful photographs of all plants available to us from Pletscher's Greenhouse, as well as an opportunity to purchase Mother Earth Garden gift cards.  Mother Earth is donating 20% of all gift card sales to Marcy.  Thank you in advance for supporting Marcy!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair - April 17 & 18
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:55 AM

Our Online Scholastic Book Fair is now open!  Shop at  from April 9-29th! 
The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Marcy on Thursday, April 17th from 9-3pm and 4:30-7:30pm, and Friday, April 18th from 9-3pm.  Classrooms will have an opportunity to visit the fair during the school day.  Thanks in advance for supporting this fundraiser for Marcy!
Still looking for volunteers!  If you are able to help work the fair, please contact DeeDee Witthoft at  Thank you!

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...