The New York Daily News published its list of the City's top 60 high schools, and our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School was in the top 1/3 of schools named at #20.
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"I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self- denial, and above all, compassion."
—Kurt Hahn, Founder, Outward Bound
“There should be an Expeditionary Learning School in every neighborhood in this country, as it is the only design, that I am aware of, where experience is at the center and the things which we experience are those we best remember.”
—Tom Vander Ark, former Executive Director, Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“NYC Outward Bound is…defying the lie, defying the myth, defying the stereotypes about what children can and cannot do.”
—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
"NYC Outward Bound is doing what everyone talks about doing: insuring that zip code does not determine one's destiny... They said,'We have a different way.' And their way was right. It was a more holistic,more comprehensive approach that addressed the entire [child], and they have had truly extraordinary success."
-Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Daily News Ranks WHEELS #20 in Best Schools List October 15, 2014
InsideSchools Review Lauds BCS October 3, 2014
NYC schools reviewer InsideSchools lauds our Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies for its outstanding college readiness programs, individualized approach to learning, restorative justice practices, and ability to meet the needs of a significantly high number of students who receive special education services.
PBS American Graduate Day Features Our Crew Program September 30, 2014
PBS' American Graduate Day featured NYC Outward Bound Schools' Crew program as a model for developing strong adult-student relationships. Crew Advisor Craig Dorsi and student Nubia Blake of our Channel View School for Research were featured alongside NYCOBS alum Meg Riordan of our partner in teaching, Expeditionary Learning.