About Us

  • Our students are being prepared for the 21st-century workplace.
  • Our students learn to solve problems & synthesize complex information.
  • Our students demonstrate qualities of leadership & active citizenship.

A More Sustainable Education 

MELS, "A School for a Sustainable City", opened in September in a beautiful new campus on Metropolitan Avenue in District 28.  We serve  6-12th grade students and offer all students a rigorous college preparatory program, with particular emphasis on science, technology, and sustainability.

The school follows the EL Education model (formerly known as Expeditionary Learning: www.eleducation.org), in which students engage in learning expeditions and have multiple opportunities for hands-on learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students participate in fieldwork with civic leaders, industry figures, and environmental scientists to examine agriculture, architecture, city infrastructure, design, environmental policy, law, and planning.

Our lead partner is NYC Outward Bound Schools. Other partners include the Cloud Institute for Sustainability, GrowNYC, and Sam Schwartz Engineering. As we grow, students will have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement classes and participate in travel abroad and cultural exchange programs, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, the Science and Technology Enrichment Program, newspaper, speech and debate, athletics, theater, and music. Our graduates, through their examination of the principles of sustainability, will be equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in college and to guide the new decisions faced by our city and our world.

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