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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...
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015
Dear Fifth Floor Front Families,  We’re having a fun, if slightly wet, week here at the Farm. The seventh-graders have started their farm requirements and the eighth-graders are making progress on theirs. Farm work goes on as usual, and eighth-graders are sharing ideas with [Farm Program Director] John about extending the Farm as MCS doubles in size. We have started our mini-unit that Tom and I created on power with one-hour lessons each night. This will lay a foundation for them to analyze...

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