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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 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.

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Featured Stories

Photos: Historic Return to In-Person Learning at NYC Schools

As NYC public schools opened for the first day of classes on September 13, NYC Outward Bound Schools documented the emotion of the historic day at two network schools — WHEELS in Washington Heights...

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Staten Island Advance Highlights Schools Chancellor Visit to MAELS

On Tuesday, September 14, DOE Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter visited schools on Staten Island including MAELS, a NYC Outward Bound...

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Karmela Herrera Billones Appointed as Director of Equity, Diversity and Social Justice

Karmela Herrera Billones, a School Designer and Chair of NYC Outward Bound Schools’ Great Place to Work Committee...

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