MELS’ first senior class achieved a 100% 4-year June graduation rate. This achievement is especially remarkable considering that MELS is an unscreened public school – only one other unscreened public school in New York City has achieved this between 2006 and 2015.
MELS, “A School for a Sustainable City”, is located in Forest Hills, Queens, and serves approximate 840 students in grades 6 – 12. The school, founded in 2010, offers all students a rigorous college preparatory program, with particular emphasis on science, technology, and sustainability.
By using New York City as an extension of the classroom, students learn that sustainability means meeting current needs without compromising future generations. Through authentic, project-based learning expeditions in all disciplines, as well as experiences in science and technology, students become critical thinkers who gather information, carefully weigh their options, and make informed, thoughtful choices that effect change.
MELS is a credentialed EL school, which indicates that MELS is doing an exemplary job of implementing the EL Education model and is supporting students to achieve at high levels on all three dimensions of student achievement: Mastery of Academic Skills and Content, High-Quality Work, and Character.
MELS graduates are prepared for success in college through demanding coursework and real-world fieldwork experiences with leaders in the sustainability movement and possess an understanding of not only the challenges faced by their generation, but also of the innovative approaches to solutions in the fields of architecture, science, urban planning, and technology.
For more information about MELS, or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.