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 compelling...
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016
Dear MCS Community, The final weeks of a school year are busy–with many chances to observe Manhattan Country School as a vibrant community and a way of life that welcomes differences and experiences that teach what’s possible. The contrasts inside and outside MCS could not have been more stark against a backdrop of rancorous presidential campaigning, a deadly mass shooting targeting the LGBTQ and Latino communities in Orlando, and so much more.
In the MCS lobby, a mesmerizing collage of faces...
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016
On Friday, June 10, 2016, parents gathered in the Music Room to hear end-of-the-school-year reflections from Lower School Director Mary Trowbridge, Upper School Director Maiya Jackson and Director Michèle Solá. The written versions of Mary and Maiya’s remarks are available at the links below.
Mary’s June 2016 Talk to Parents
Maiya’s June 2016 Talk to Parents
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016
“Access, Equity and Activism: Teaching the Possible,” the 2015 Progressive Education Network Conference, has been on the calendar for October 8-10 and on the minds of faculty, administrators, parents and the Conference Planning Committee for nearly two years. The planning committee, a coalition of educators from two dozen public and private schools, worked together during that time to create an exhilarating and energizing coming together of more than 830 progressive educators from across the ...
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016
For many years, the Roxbury Central School kindergarten classes have come to see the Manhattan Country School Farm during the sixth grade trip in June. The MCS students act as tour guides and take the kindergartners to see the animals, the hay jump, the frog pond and the classes. The kindergarteners have a chance to do something hands-on when they visit each class. So, in farming they planted some seeds; in cooking they helped mix some cookie batter and in textiles they got to handle the wool...