Our Partners

  • Our goal is to ensure that there is a great teacher in every one of our classrooms.
  • Our teachers are committed to learning & improving their own practice.
  • Our teachers strive to help bring out the best in every student.

NYC Outward Bound Schools: Our Lead Partner

WHEELS is operated by NYC Outward Bound Schools in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. NYC Outward Bound Schools supports a growing network of Expeditionary Learning Schools in NYC and brings demanding academics, community and character to public schools in all five boroughs. More about NYC Outward Bound Schools can be found at www.nycoutwardbound.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nycoutwardbound, or on Twitter at NYCOutwardBound.

What is EL Education?

WHEELS is part of a network of over 160 schools which use the EL Education model across the country--a model based on the educational principles of Outward Bound. Formerly known as Expeditionary Learning, EL Education is a whole school model that delivers demanding academics through real-world, student-led learning.  The approach inspires students to solve actual problems through original research and with the help of experts, who guide the process. They also provide intensive and individualized support in the development of student character and good citizenship, and in the building of a positive school culture. More about EL Education can be found at www.elschools.org.

Our Other Partners

WHEELS is also very fortunate to have two corporate partners: Capital One and Maverick Capital. Both provide the school with generous financial support to help support the school's work with NYC Outward Bound and in addition Capital One employees provide in-kind support to the school in a myriad of ways. In addition we partner with Blue Engine which provides high-dose tutoring to students to accelerate student achievement. 

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