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

David Adams Honored with 2023 Greg Farrell Award

Adams is CEO of The Urban Assembly, an innovator in public education, and a leader in social-emotional learning. We are pleased to announce the selection of David Adams as the recipient of the 2023...

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A New Year’s Expedition to the Everglades

In late December, a small group of NYC Outward Bound Schools students and instructors spent eight days canoeing through the Florida...

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Read our 2023 Impact Report

  We invite you to explore the stories, images and data that illustrate our past year at NYC Outward Bound...

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