In the News

Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award

History teacher, Kevin Mears, was honored with the 2017 Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award by NYC Outward Bound Schools. Watch his acceptance speech here.

NYC Outward Bound Schools Gala

Senior Shazzarda Davis was invited to speak at the NYC Outward Bound Schools' 30th Anniversary Gala and introduced the evening's honorees, Cathy and Marc Lasry.

ABC News

Learn about our peer mediation program, featured on ABC's Protect Our Children, an annual segment exploring issues affecting children, students, and parents here in New York City. (5/2/17)

Student Speeches

Listen to speeches from seniors Yancey Thomas and Maxim Belioglo at the 2016 NYC Outward Bound Schools Gala. (6/2/16)


Principal David O'Hara's op-ed on how teacher collaboration leads to student learning. (1/25/16)

Mashable Article

Read about the power of our 2015 College March here. (12/11/15)

New York Times

Columnist David Brooks celebrates community at Leaders in this op-ed. (11/27/15)

The Takeaway Radio Show

Skip ahead to 5:22 to hear about the impact of our peer mediation program. (11/11/15)

Student Speeches

Listen to junior Jharol Aguirre tell his story at the 2015 NYC Outward Bound Schools Gala. (6/4/15)

WNYC Radio 

Correspondent Beth Fertig gets an inside look at our restorative practices here. (4/27/15)


David O'Hara is one of 15 principals invited to meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. (1/20/15)

Student Speeches

Hear from senior Anees Mohammed at the 2013 NYC Outward Bound Schools Gala. (6/7/13)