Transforming Schools, Changing Lives.

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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.

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Featured Stories

“Don’t Shut Down My Education”

Each year, 9th graders at MELS, our Network School in Forest Hills, learn about the impact humans have on the environment in a class called Living Environment. As a part of this class, students...

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WHEELS Students get a behind-the-scenes look at the New York Times.

This February, students from WHEELS, our Network School in Washington Heights, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a New York i...

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CEO Richard Stopol Reflects on the College Admissions Scandal

Written by NYC Outward Bound Schools President & CEO Richard Stopol The college admissions scandal that has be...

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