Chancellor Carmen Farina paid a visit to our Leadership Cohort, which regularly brings together the principals from across our school network for the sharing of best practices, collective troubleshooting of problems, planning, and leadership development. Our principals engaged in a lively Q&A with the new Chancellor.
Want to Climb?
- Our climbing wall is the highest in the City.
- Open climbing season is from late May – October.
- Students from our network schools climb for free.
Our wall is located at 29-46 Northern Blvd, on the back side of the NYC Outward Bound Schools building, in Long Island City, Queens. Detailed directions via subway are here.
NYC Outward Bound Schools offers to the public climbing sessions on our five-story climbing wall in Long Island City, the tallest outdoor climbing wall in the City. Sessions are available every Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-9pm, beginning May 20th and ending October 30th.
Public Climbing is $25 per session when registering online ($28 at the door). We offer discounted 10-session, 20-session, and full-season passes. Equipment and basic belay instruction provided.
Click here to register online. A portion of your proceeds goes toward funding free climbing for NYC public school students. Entry limited to 30 people/day.
STUDENT CLIMBS FOR OUR NETWORK SCHOOLS
Students at any of NYC Outward Bound Schools' network schools are eligible to climb for free by arranging a trip well in advance of the climbing day. Click here to learn more about what your school must do to set up a climbing session and join our Student Climbing Facebook page here.
If you are interested in group climbing sessions, we customize programs to meet your organization’s needs and budget. Click here to learn more.
What We Provide:
We provide the instructors and the equipment for you to climb at your skill level. From learning the basics and honing your skills to finding the most challenging route to the top, NYC Outward Bound provides the support you will need to learn, grow, and meet your climbing goals in a non-competitive, inclusive environment.
Minimum age 12. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
We generally keep the wall open in light rain, but steady rain and other weather may require a cancellation. In case of bad weather, check this page for updates on potential cancellations. Weather calls will be at 3:30 pm on the day of the climb.
Chancellor Farina Visits Our Principal Cohort March 13, 2014
Time Warner's It Ain't Rocket Science Features Metropolitan Students March 3, 2014
Time Warner's new show It Ain't Rocket Science focuses on pioneering STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs happening in our nation's schools. Episode 18 features 7th graders from our Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School working with mechanical engineering students from the Cooper Union on a learning expedition about the role, history and power of engines in our lives.
TruthAtlas Profiles President Richard Stopol & Our Work February 17, 2014
TruthAtlas.com profiles our President & CEO Richard Stopol, as well as our organization's history, impact and future plans of continuing to effect positive and lasting change on the lives of New York City's young people and their public schools.