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Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016
7th & 8th Graders at the Farm
The kitchen at the Manhattan Country School Farm is central to our farm-based education program. Without meals, cooked from scratch by our students, all other work and play couldn’t happen. Without the well-balanced menu that is created and prepared throughout the day, our Farm community would be running on empty. From their very first trip in the 7-8s, our students are involved in all stages of food preparation. Learning the proper use of kitchen tools, performing the math necessary to...
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016
Students pressing apples at the MCS Farm
At the Manhattan Country School Farm, strong connections are made through food. The kitchen is the heart of our community. The products that are grown, raised and harvested in our garden, barn, greenhouse, orchard and sap house reach us all through the hands that prepare meals and by eating and celebrating each meal, family style, in the farmhouse dining room. At the MCS Farm, we work to restore the soil that gives us our bounty and through this work we nurture our human connections. We...
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016
Michele Sola, MCS Director
Dear MCS Community, The work and the fun have started again. We begin a new chapter in Manhattan Country School history, celebrating our 50th anniversary with a sense of hope and promise that our mission has as much relevance as ever. Nurturing a community dedicated to diversity, social justice, progressive education and sustainability is a collective undertaking and from this point forward more families will help it thrive in a new home. In 1966, MCS opened amid vivid television images of...
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016
"How wonderful it felt to be back where we all found life friends." These words from a parent of two Manhattan Country School alumni so accurately reflect the sentiment of the nearly 250 people who attended our Final Rent Party at 7 East 96th Street this past Saturday. The event, a chance to celebrate the building we’ve called home for nearly 50 years and revisit the places where so many memories reside, brought out current parents and staff, alumni and their parents, former staff members...
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016
Each year, Manhattan Country School hosts a Social Justice Data Fair featuring student work and a keynote address. This year’s event took place on Thursday, June 2. Conceived of as a piece of curriculum that would help highlight math as an important tool in our proverbial toolbox, the annual event is now in its sixth year. For the eighth-graders, the data fair is a capstone project. Students research an issue of their choosing and hone their visual storytelling skills, preparing a...