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7th Grade Autobiography Share

A student reads a chapter from her autobiography during Monday's Seventh Grade Autobiography Share. 

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Gus and Marty Trowbridge

Honoring Gus and Marty on Founders' Day

Date: 05/18/2017
Founders' Day at Manhattan Country School is Friday, May 26. We honor Gus and Marty Trowbridge and their commitment to creating a school with a progressive academic program steeped in experiential learning and a steadfast commitment to diversity and equity.  How Gus and Marty’s Early Years Shaped Their Vision For Manhattan Country School Lyndon B. Johnson entered his second term as... Read more
2017 MLK Living the Dream Book Award Winners

NYC Fifth-Graders Present 2017 Living the Dream Book Award to I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Date: 05/16/2017
On Monday, May 15, fifth-graders from Manhattan Country School, Central Park East II and Children’s Workshop School presented the MLK Living the Dream Book Award to the children’s book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley, in a ceremony at Manhattan Country School. The award is presented to a children’s picture book that... Read more
Campaign Council

MCS Announces Public Phase of $15 Million Comprehensive Campaign

Date: 05/05/2017
Manhattan Country School has launched the public phase of Expanding Purpose: The Campaign for the Future of Manhattan Country School. The five-year comprehensive campaign aims to raise $15 million. MCS Board Chair Michael Patterson made the announcement April 29, 2017, at Big Night Out!, the school’s annual gala in support of sliding-scale tuition. “This campaign is not about a shiny new... Read more
Nassim Zerriffi, MCS history teacher

Teachers and Staff Take Curriculum and Best Practices Beyond MCS

Date: 04/21/2017
Source: LREIManhattan Country School is known for its innovative, progressive curriculum and leadership in diversity and social justice. This year, many MCS teachers and staff members have given presentations or led workshops based on the work they are doing at variety of conferences. In January, Nassim Zerriffi, seventh and eighth grade history teacher and activism coordinator, presented “... Read more
6-7s Lunch

MCS Kitchen Takes Stock of the Ways We Support MCS' Sustainability Mission

Date: 04/21/2017
As the MCS Kitchen (La Cocina) looked forward to celebrating the 47th Annual Earth Day, we took a moment to consider the ways in which our food program supports Manhattan Country School’s sustainability mission, which took root around the same time that Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, conceived of a day in celebration of the Earth. A big part of our efforts to connect our... Read more
2017 MLK March Newsletter

Read & Watch Eighth-Graders' Speeches in Latest Issue of MLK March Newsletter

Date: 04/20/2017
We are excited to share with you the new and improved digital version of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March newsletter. With this year’s issue you can watch each student’s speech by clicking the play button that appears next to the student's name. Additional audio and video clips are accessible by clicking on the play/music icons throughout the publication and websites mentioned... Read more
Grandparents' and Special Visitors' Day

MCS Hosts First Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day in New Home

Date: 04/17/2017
Traveling from near and far, more than 150 visitors came to Manhattan Country School on Friday, April 7, for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. Guests were greeted by MCS staff and parents volunteers before making their way to the gym for a delicious selection of scones and other breakfast treats prepared by the MCS Kitchen. While in the gym, visitors had the opportunity to view several... Read more
March 28 Panel Discussion

MCS Community Members Work to Address Injustice

Date: 03/31/2017
Immigration. Healthcare. Women’s Reproductive Rights. LGBTQ Rights. These are just some of the areas subject to significant change under the new presidential administration. What is one to do during a period of so much uncertainty? At Manhattan Country School’s annual meeting for trustees, parents, faculty and staff on Tuesday, March 28, representatives from the school community described how... Read more
9-10s Bake Sale

9-10s Raise Funds For Neighbors Displaced By Fire

Date: 03/30/2017
On a walk down Amsterdam Avenue a few weeks ago, 9-10s students Gabrielle and Anna noticed that a popular eatery, Jacob’s Pickles, was closed. Curious as to why, the girls read a sign on the building and discovered a fire had damaged the restaurant, neighboring e’s Bar and the apartments above both establishments. The two immediately felt compelled to help. Soon the idea of their class holding... Read more
Girls Varsity Basketball Championships

MCS Varsity Basketball Teams Make History

Date: 03/03/2017
For the first time in Manhattan Country School history both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams made it to the American International Private School League championship finals. The girls varsity team played The Mandell School on Thursday. Their 36-2 win earned them the title of AIPSL B division champions. It's the first time the girls team has played in the AIPSL finals. The win... Read more

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