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...


Walkouts Scheduled Across the Country

A Global Climate Strike is scheduled to begin this Friday, Sept. 20. In the United States, it calls for people to strike on Sept. 20, “three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.” There is a Twin Cities Youth Climate Strike scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., with students meeting at the Western Sculpture Park in St. Paul and then marching to the Capit0l. We expect many students and families may participate in this event at all grade levels and we have already received questions about our policy and plan for this event.


 For students under 9th grade :

Students wishing to participate will be required to follow normal sign-out procedures for their school building, requiring sign out by a parent or previously authorized adult, or written permission in advance from an authorized parent or guardian. If students refuse to comply with the request to follow protocol, parents shall be called prior to students leaving if possible. If students leave without permission, staff will follow and relay location information to the administration who will inform parents. Physical restraint should only be used if a student is at risk of harming self or others and if applicable in compliance with the students IEP.

Picture Day is Soon!  Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, October 2nd.  Please click here for more information. 


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...