A More Sustainable Education

The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, "A School for a Sustainable City", is a NYC Outward Bound School (www.nycoutwardbound.org).  MELS opened in September of 2010 in a beautiful new campus on Metropolitan Avenue in District 28.  We serve grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.  The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School offers all students a rigorous college preparatory program, with particular emphasis on sustainability.  MELS has been recognized as a Showcase School by the New York City Department of Education and one of ten Mentor Expeditionary Learning schools across the country.


The school follows the Expeditionary Learning model (www.elschools.org), in which students engage in learning expeditions and have multiple opportunities for hands-on learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students participate in fieldwork with civic leaders, industry figures, and environmental scientists to examine agriculture, architecture, city infrastructure, design, environmental policy, law, and planning.  Our graduates, through their examination of the principles of sustainability, will be equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in college and to guide the new decisions faced by our city and our world.

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