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Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016
On Thursday our eighth-graders walked out of the Courtyard doors for the last time as Manhattan Country School students. In the fall they will start the next chapter of their lives in high school.  Over the past couple of years our eighth-graders have worked closely with High School Placement Director Cynthia Rogers, Upper School Director Maiya Jackson and their Fifth Floor teachers to identify and apply to schools that would be the best fit for their personalities and future goals. Their... Read More
Final assembly at 7 East 96th Street
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016
On Thursday, June 16, Manhattan Country School students, faculty and staff gathered in the Music Room for the last time at 7 East 96th Street. Their final moments in the building as a community were live streamed on Facebook. We invite you to view the video. (Skip to 4:43 to bypass the students entering and get to the beginning of the program.)
Fifth-Graders Host Egyptian Marketplace
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016
On Tuesday, June 14, Manhattan Country School fifth-graders transformed the library and 7-8s classroom into an Egyptian Marketplace. Parents, teachers and students were invited to participate in games and activities to learn about the practices of ancient Egyptians—a topic the fifth-graders spent several weeks studying as part of their social studies curriculum. The fifth-graders created murals to decorate the marketplace walls and got into character by crafting their own Egyptian ensembles.
MCS Thank You Video
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016
As we prepare to leave our home of nearly 50 years, we are reflecting on the impact Manhattan Country School has had for five decades. MCS parent Deb Levy has captured the gratitude of MCS students, teachers, parents and alumni beautifully in this video.
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016
Welcome to summer! Margaret Haddix, the award-winning author of over 30 books for children, once said, “I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.” For those of you new to my summer reading lists, it is most definitely non-required reading. That is all of these books will inform, excite, surprise, but they are meant for FUN reading. Why? Because it’s the summer AND vacation! I do my best... Read More
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016
Welcome to summer! Margaret Haddix, the award-winning author of over 30 books for children, once said, “I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.” For those of you new to my summer reading lists, it is most definitely non-required reading. That is all of these books will inform, excite, surprise, but they are meant for FUN reading. Why? Because it’s the summer AND vacation! Raymie... Read More
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016
Welcome to summer! Just the other day, a friend posted a meme on Facebook that read, “I’m an archeolibrarianologist. I dig good books.” One of the many aspects of my job that I love is finding good books. I must confess as much fun as it was to compile this list of books, it was also one of the most difficult ones to create. I started with nearly 70 books and have barely managed to whittle it down to half of that. My goal for the list is that there’s something for everyone’s tastes and passions... Read More
Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016
Several MCS classes took curriculum-related field trips this week. The 7-8s explored the Brookly Bridge, while the 8-9s headed to Battery Park to study water and New York City history. The 9-10s participated in a Pinkster celebration at Philipsburg Manor and the seventh-grade took in Chinatown. Read more about these field trips below. 7-8s: Brooklyn Bridge The 7-8s have been studying New York City and the five boroughs. We have been looking closely at the geography of the city on our large... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016
Manhattan Country School is pleased to announce the appointment of a new farm director and the head teachers who will lead the doubling classes of 4-5s, 5-6s and 6-7s in 2016-2017. John McDaniel has been selected as Manhattan Country School’s next MCS Farm Director. John is currently the MCS Farm Program Director. He joined the MCS Farm faculty as the nature teacher in 1989 and expanded his role to program director several years later. For more than 25 years, John’s steadfast dedication to... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016
On Tuesday, June 7, Manhattan Country School held a reception to honor the classes in which 100 percent of families have contributed to the 2015-2016 MCS Annual Fund. The class that organized Farm Festival were also recognized. Parents from the 5-6s, 6-7s, 8-9s, seventh grade and eight grade gathered in the Music Room to celebrate, enjoy food provided by the sixth grade families and hear remarks from MCS Director Michèle Solá and incoming Board Chair Michael Patterson. The MCS Annual Fund is... Read More

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