MELS' first senior class achieved a 100% 4-year June graduation rate. This achievement is especially remarkable considering that MELS is an unscreened public school - only one other unscreened public school in New York City has achieved this between 2006 and 2015.
NYC Outward Bound Schools' headquarters and program center is located in Queens, just off the 59th Street Bridge. We welcome inquiries and visitors.
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29-46 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: 718 706 9900
Fax: 718 433 0500
Directions By Subway
E, M or R line to Queens Plaza:
Coming from Manhattan, exit at front end of platform, using furthest stairs to the right marked "Northern Boulevard and 41st Avenue" to Northern Boulevard. Our 4-story stone building is at the corner of 41st Avenue. Look for our banner and white storefront windows with our logo.
7, N or Q line to Queensboro Plaza:
With Manhattan to your back, walk east two-three blocks following elevated train tracks. Where the tracks split, follow Northern Boulevard tracks to the north. The building is across Northern Boulevard at 41st Avenue.
MELS Achieves Rare 100% Grad Rate July 28, 2016
Baldwin Principal Leading Voice on School Discipline Reform July 1, 2016
What role can restorative justice play in ameliorating violence in our schools? This Atlantic article explores the question and includes quotes by Brady Smith, Principal of of our James Baldwin School, a leading voice on school discipline reform.
NY1 Profiles Exceptional Graduate from Brooklyn Collaborative June 30, 2016
NY1's Exceptional Graduates series featured Lizbeth Lucero, 2016 valedictorian of our Brooklyn Collaborative school. Lucero is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, lived through Hurricane Sandy, and is headed off to Cornell on a full scholarship. Lucero also served as a featured speaker at our 2016 Gala.