Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School

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The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (MELS), “A School for a Sustainable City,” is a NYC Outward Bound School serving over 840 students in grades 6 through 12. MELS uses the expeditionary learning model, with a vision of increasing student engagement and elevating and expanding student achievement with learning that is challenging, meaningful, and adventurous. MELS opened in September of 2010 with a beautiful new campus on Metropolitan Avenue in District 28. It offers 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 selected as one of only ten Expeditionary Learning Mentor Schools across the country. The school has been recognized in the New York Post as one of the “hidden gems” in the New York City public school system. Learn more.