Equitable, Immersive and Joyful Learning

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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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Our graduates have enrolled in college at higher rates than the national average for the past 7 years.

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 Outdoor Adventure programs and our Select Strategies for Schools professional learning services.

Support our 2024 Gala

Join us on Monday, May 20 at our Gala honoring NYC Council Member Rita Joseph. Purchase a ticket or table to the event, or support our work with a gift.

Featured Stories

2024 Gala Raises Over $1.1M for NYC Students

The evening honored friend & advocate NYC Council Member Rita Joseph, Chair of the Committee on Education. On Monday, May 20, NYC Outward Bound Schools hosted its annual fundraising Gala,...

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CSSJ’s Corey Sapp Wins 2024 Gaynor McCown Award

Corey V. Sapp, a Social Studies teacher at the Community School for Social Justice (CSSJ), a NYC Outward Bound School in the South Bronx,...

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Outward Bound Makes History with The Big Rappel

On Monday, May 6, a fearless few became the first in history to make a rope descent of the world’s most famous...

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