Marcy Open School

We would like to invite you to a planning meeting for American Indian Awareness and Involvement week.  The meeting will be held during our Fall Fun Fest on October 25th in the main office with Donna, at 6:00pm.  Please come and help us with this important meeting.

Marcy Arts Partnership Meeting

One of the unique aspects of Marcy Open School is the artist residency program. This program is made possible by the fundraising efforts of Marcy Arts Partnership, and our feature event—The Marcy Arts Gala. Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s Gala on Saturday, April 25, 2020. 

Help us ensure another successful year by joining other MAP volunteers on Tuesday, October 22, at 6pm in the Marcy art room. We will discuss plans for the 2019-2020 school year and introduce the new MAP Residency Coordinator, Betsy Schaefer Roob. There will be an area reserved for kids to read or do quiet activities. 

 To learn more about MAP and last year’s residencies visit


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 using integrated, project-based 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...


Our Annual Fall Fun Fest will be on Friday, October 25th.  This event requires a lot of volunteers, so please click on this link to sign up!





Attention 1st and 2nd graders!  Do you like to read stories?  Do you like to do arts and crafts?  Then join us for READING & SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING.  This class will be on Tuesdays, starting the week of October 21st, and Tamsen will guide the group.  Please ask your child's teacher for the registration form or register here.

Attention 5th-8th graders!  Do you like computers?  Do you like music? Then join us for SONIC PI.  This class is a code-based music creation and perfomance tool.  Join us on Mondays, taught by Andrew.  Please see your child's teacher for the registration form or register here.


Holmes Park Playground & Site Improvements
Monday, September 23, 2019 1:55 PM

Visit the project webpage and sign up for email updates: 

A draft concept plan for the new playground at Holmes Park is available online! The draft plan includes:

  • A play area for kids ages 2-5
    • Play Fort
    • Swings
    • Play Mound with Slide
  • A play area for kids ages 5-12
    • Swings
    • Double Arch Swings
    • Spinner
    • Play Mounds
    • See-Saw for up to five kids
    • Large Structure with slides, overhead ladders, climbers, accessible ramp access and more!
    • Free Standing Climber
    • Music Play
  • A shade structure with seating

View the concept by following the link below:

Holmes Park Playground Concept Plan [PDF]

The concept plan was developed from feedback received throughout last winter and spring. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) staff hosted or attended several pop-up events at Holmes Park, workshops with students of Marcy-Holmes School, meetings with parents and community members, and collected feedback from an online survey.




Marcy Teach Peace Yard Signs
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:00 PM

Yard Signs featuring "Teach Peace" and Marcy Open School are available for $15.00.  Click here to see a photo of the design and to download an order form.

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 goal. Brick order form and information...