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.

Together, we can help prepare students to thrive in college, career and beyond.

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Featured Stories

Read our 2023 Impact Report

  We invite you to explore the stories, images and data that illustrate our past year at NYC Outward Bound Schools. As you’ll see in this Impact Report, our approach is grounded in the...

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A School Without Walls Opens its Doors as a NYC Public School

The school’s innovative curriculum is centered around student-directed ‘passion projects’ A School Without Walls, New York City’s...

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Richard Stopol Pens OpEd Addressing Student Mental Health Crisis

The 74 published an OpEd written by President Emeritus Richard Stopol titled “3 Things Schools Can Do to Help...

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