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Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015
On Tuesday the fifth-graders at the Manhattan Country School Farm took a field trip to visit two sites where water generates power. The first was Hanford Mills, a working historical sawmill and grist mill. The second was the New York Power Authority’s Bleheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. One is old, relatively small and local; the other is huge and modern, and sends its energy all over New York State and beyond. Both use the same basic principle of capturing the force of falling water...
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo dined on food from the Manhattan Country School Farm last Friday at a private event promoting tourism in the Catskills. Cuomo arrived at the Catskills Interpretive Center on a motorcycle and delivered a speech announcing a $5 million I LOVE NY marketing plan to support special tourism events in the area. The lunch served at the event was catered by MCS Farm’s own MaryAnn Todd and included lettuce and pork from the Farm. The meal received rave reviews and MCS gained...
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015
2015 Progressive Education Network Conference
Reflections on Access, Equity and Activism in Progressive Education In our founding commitment to progressive education and social justice, the Manhattan Country School community reflects the cultural, socio-economic and gender diversity of our city. In this child-centered environment, differences are immediately experienced, valued and understood through our work. Our students are open to new perspectives and experiences and they feel safe taking risks and making mistakes. Learning is a...
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015
Reflections on Access, Equity and Activism in Progressive Education In our founding commitment to progressive education and social justice, the Manhattan Country School community reflects the cultural, socio-economic and gender diversity of our city. In this child-centered environment, differences are immediately experienced, valued and understood through our work. Our students are open to new perspectives and experiences and they feel safe taking risks and making mistakes. Learning is a...
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The first chill of autumn was in the air on Saturday, but you couldn’t help but feel the warmth of the Manhattan Country School community gathered to celebrate the last Farm Festival on 96th Street. What a beautiful day it was! From the youngest MCS students and their families to alumni from the first graduating classes, the street was alive with activity—children dashing from food vendors to activity tables to rides and games, grown-ups taking in the savory grilled fare, perusing the book...

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