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...  

Marcy at Viva City! March 27
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:35 AM

On Monday March 27th, fourth and fifth graders that are a part of the Marlin Singers will be performing at the Guthrie!  This performance is part of Minneapolis Public Schools "Viva City Performance Night." . Our talented musicians at Marcy will be performing on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at approximately 6:40pm. The shows are free and will showcase all the talents and hard work of the Marcy students, as well as the entire district!

Spring Picture Day - April 12
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:50 AM

Spring Picture Day is coming!  Wednesday, April 12!  All homerooms, k-8, will have a group photo taken.  These photos will go home with every student in the picture. Lifetouch will also be taking individual portraits only of students who have pre-paid for the photos.  More information will go home by backpack OR you can order photos on-line after March 28.  Go to and use Picture Day ID MI306090Y0.

Book Character Costume Day! Thursday, March 30
Monday, March 20, 2017 10:00 AM

During the month of March Marcy has been celebrating I Love to Read Month.  Classrooms have been competing for points by identifying Mystery Book Passages!
There’s one more big chance for classrooms to earn points – Book Character Costume Day on Thursday, March 30!  To read the details and rules, click here. Two classrooms will be winning a Popcorn Party in April based on points – one class in k-3 and one in 4-8.

March is I Love to Read Month!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 8:25 AM

Marcy is celebrating I Love to Read Month in March!  We've got a list of fun activities - from March Madness to Book Character Costume Day!  Click here to learn more.

Spring Testing Schedule
Monday, March 06, 2017 10:30 AM

Students in our English Language Learners program are currently doing ACCESS testing.  MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment)  testing for all students in grades 3-8 will begin on March 28 and run through May 10.  To see the schedule for testing, click here.

16th Annual Marcy Arts Gala! April 22
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:30 AM

Join us for the 16th Annual Marcy Arts Gala on Saturday, April 22!  Click here for event details and to purchase tickets. Please note venue change for 2017: Machine Shop, 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN. The Marcy Arts Gala raises funds to bring art residencies to the classrooms. By attending, volunteering and donating to the annual Marcy Arts Gala, you are supporting arts opportunities for students at Marcy Open. 

Marcy Plant Sale
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 AM

The annual Marcy Open plant sale is coming Mother’s Day weekend (Friday May 12–Saturday May 13). Plant Sale proceeds go to the Marcy Parent Site Council, which helps provide students with library books, music resources, classroom funds, and more. More information to come at or like us on Facebook. Buy plants, help teachers and students!

Marcy Annual Fund
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:20 PM

The Annual Fund is a great way to help support Marcy classroom teachers and activities.  To make a donation all you need to do is click on the button in the right hand side bar. Click here to learn more about the impact of Marcy Open Parent Council funding, or to donate via check. 

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

The Magazine Sale with student prize incentives has ended, but you can sill order all year! Marcy gets 45% of the sales! Orders can be placed online at: WWW.APMAGS.COM The school code is: 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...