Our Partners

  • NYC Outward Bound Schools has schools throughout NYC.
  • Our students learn to be stewards of the natural world.
  • Our teachers strive to help bring out the best in every student.

Our Partners are Committed to Sustainability

Our students participate in learning expeditions, which include opportunities to leave the classroom to experience learning hands-on.  Our students will have experiences with leaders in the field of sustainability such as builders, architects, planners, farmers, environmental activists, and policymakers.  Below is a preliminary list of our partners and the roles they will play within the school:

NYC Outward Bound Schools

Our lead partner, NYC Outward Bound Schools brings the expertise and educational philosophy of Outward Bound and EL Education approach to our school.  NYC Outward Bound Schools helps us to challenge our students by connecting academic content with real world issues and support our teachers with innovative professional development.

Grow NYC

GrowNYC provides fieldwork sites and runs programs such as Learn It, Grow It, Eat It and Training Student Organizers. www.cenyc.org

Cloud Institute for Sustainability

Cloud Institute will support by providing teacher professional development and standards-based curriculum resources on the topic of sustainability.  www.sustainabilityed.org

Sam Schwartz Engineering, LLC

Sam Schwartz Engineering supports our school by providing sites and experts for students in the areas of architecture, design, and urban planning, all with a sustainability focus. www.samschwartz.com

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Watch Crew Orientation Video

Every year, incoming MELS students are sent on a multi-day wilderness expedition with our lead partner NYC Outward Bound Schools. Learn why by watching this video.