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 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...


4th Grade Welcome Letter and Supply List

Please click on the document below

Residency Coordinator


Category: Arts Education

Deadline: July 26, 2019

City: Minneapolis

Salary: $5,000 (broken into 4 $1,250 payments) 

Total Approximate Hours: 100 (average of 10 hours per residency X 10 residencies)


Job Description

The Marcy Arts Partnership (MAP) Artist-in-Residence Coordinator serves as an essential link between visiting teaching artists-in-residence and Marcy Open School teachers and staff. With oversight from the MAP, the Artists-In-Residence coordinator will work with Marcy teachers to identify, recruit, and contract teaching artists. Qualified candidates will have a background in administration, experience in developing classroom curriculum, excellent communication skills, and a love for the arts and arts education. 

Applications open: Friday 7/12/2019

Application deadline: Friday 8/09/2019 (listing posted for a month)

Interviews: 8/12/2019-8/15/2019

Position Starts: Monday 8/29/2019 (Next Day is teachers first day back to school)


Send a cover letter, resume to with the subject line “MAP Coordinator Application” by 5 pm on Friday, July 26.

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...