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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
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
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016
Manhattan Country School’s 2014-2015 Annual Report took first place in the Annual Report category at this week’s NJ AdClub’s 48th Annual Jersey Awards. The annual report is one of several publications MCS produces each year in collaboration with Action Graphics, a Lincoln Park, New Jersey-based graphic design and marketing firm.  View the award-winning 2014-2015 Annual Report
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 Thursday, June 9, 2016
Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016. All MCS families (including new families joining MCS in the fall), alumni and friends are invited to this community picnic at our 180-acre farm in Roxbury, N.Y., 150 miles northwest of New York City in the Catskill Mountains.  There is ample room for lawn games, music, dancing and other informally organized entertainment. Food and drinks can be purchased at reasonable cost and include products raised on the... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 3, 2016
On Thursday, June 2, Manhattan Country School’s students in the 8-9s through eighth grade shared their musical talents at the annual Spring Concert. Classmates, teachers, staff, family and friends gathered in the chapel of The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest to witness a selection of musical numbers centered around the theme “Home Is in the Heart.” The concert featured an eclectic mix of musical genres including Broadway, classical, folk, pop, R & B, spiritual and even winter... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 3, 2016
Twenty-eight Manhattan Country School students from the 7-8s, 8-9s and 9-10s had the honor of performing at Thursday night’s Sackler Center First Awards at the Brooklyn Museum. The students opened the program with two songs: “We Shall Overcome” and “Siyahamba.” The Sackler Center First Awards honors women who are first in their fields and have broken barriers. This year’s recipient was activist Angela Y. Davis, a vocal champion in the fight for economic, racial and gender justice who is... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016
Leo Reynoso’s annual Shop Show was on display in the Manhattan Country School lobby during parent-teacher conference day. Parents, teachers, students and school visitors were able to view the work created by students in their woodworking classes. Over the course of the school year students from the 6-7s and up created wooden name signs, shelves, airplanes, trucks and more.
Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016
Manhattan Country School was the focus of two online articles this week. Director Michèle Solá was featured as DNAinfo’s Principal of the Week. She spoke with reporter Shaye Weaver about the school’s upcoming move to the Upper West Side and the challenges associated with the change, the role of activism and social justice in MCS curriculum, the importance of community and her goals for the next few years. MCS seventh- and eighth-graders’ activism project, Build Bridges, Not Borders, was... Read More