Transforming Schools, Changing Lives.

Learn more About Us, browse our Network Schools, learn about our Select Strategies work, see our Adventure & Team Building programs in action, and read our Stories.

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Through our unique approach to teaching and learning, we bring out the best in students, teachers, and school leaders throughout New York City.

Our educational approach joins together demanding and engaging learning, community, and character in ways that lead to high achievement for all. We bring this approach to over 70 NYC public schools a year, including a network of schools we operate in partnership with the city’s Department of Education.

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Network Schools

Our Network Schools primarily serve students from under-resourced communities. They prepare students for success in college, careers, and citizenship while simultaneously redefining what educational excellence can look like in our city’s public schools.

Scaling Our Work

We bring our most effective and replicable practices to a growing number of public schools and youth-serving organizations outside of our network through our Adventure and Team Building programs and our Select Strategies professional learning services.

Attend our Virtual Gala on May 19 at 7 p.m. ET.

Celebrate our honorees and champions of educational equity — Richard Stopol, Dr. Lester Young, Jr. and Hon. Mark Treyger.

Featured Stories

Richard Stopol’s Forthcoming Retirement & the Search For Our Next CEO

This letter was written by Richard Stopol in September 2020 and shared with the community at large. Dear members of the NYC Outward Bound Schools community, I am writing to let you know that I have...

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Edutopia Highlights Remote Crew at MELS

Crew is NYC Outward Bound Schools’ signature advisory program. Watch this video, produced by Edutopia, to see how one Crew of students at...

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NYC Outward Bound Schools Awarded Gates Grant for Continuous Improvement Work

NYC Outward Bound Schools has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its...

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