Transforming Schools, Changing Lives.

Learn more About Us, browse our Network Schools, learn about our Select Strategies for Schools, 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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of our 2019 network school graduates were accepted to college

Network Schools

Our Network Schools primarily serve students from educationally 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 for Schools professional learning services.

Help build stronger school communities. Support the 2022 Gala.

This year’s event is on Tuesday, May 24 and will honor Chancellor David C. Banks and Gregory Worrell for their inspiring commitments to education.

Featured Stories

The New York Community Trust Awards Grant to Continue Crew Initiative

NYC Outward Bound Schools is one of 39 nonprofits to receive grants from The New York Community Trust “to help New Yorkers facing the greatest needs” as the city recovers from the...

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Leaders’ Dana Nelson Wins 2022 R. Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award

Leaders’ Dana Nelson will be presented with the R. Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award at the 2022 Gala on Tuesday, May 24. A...

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Meet our Student Advisory Council

What makes Crew powerful? What are the attributes of an NYC Outward Bound Schools’ graduate? These questions are best...

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