NYC Outward Bound Schools is adding the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights to its growing network of schools.
Located in southeast Queens, The Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights (IHPCH) opened in 2013 and joined the NYC Outward Bound network in 2021. IHPCH serves approximately 470 students in grades 9-12. The school focuses on individualized education, consistent with the values of leadership, scholarship, and service by building strong relationships between students, parents, staff and community partners.
IHPCH is a member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium and, like most NYC Outward Bound Schools, uses Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) to test mastery of skill and knowledge in lieu of having students take most New York State Regents exams.
IHPCH prepares students for college and career through a challenging and rich curriculum and aims for all students to graduate with a college acceptance in hand. In addition, as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) school — the first and only in the NYC Outward Bound Schools network — students use the city as an extension of the classroom by gaining clinical experience through partnerships with Hofstra University and Northwell Health. Rising seniors are able to apply to IHPCH’s Pre-Nursing or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs, through which they take college-level classes and earn certification as New York State EMTs before graduating.
Collaboration and teamwork are essential parts of the IHPCH experience. The faculty works collaboratively to ensure that student needs are being met by constantly learning about the most effective types of instruction and supports to help students meet their learning goals. Students and their families are integral members of the IHPCH team. Through Crew-visory — a mash-up of traditional advisory and NYC Outward Bound’s Crew structure — students form important relationships with the faculty and play an important role in designing their own educational experiences.
For more information about IHPCH or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.
The Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
207-01 116th Ave.
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
School Code: Q243