Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School

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A high-performing NYCDOE school (PreK-12) focused on rigor and relationships; NYC Outward Bound School

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  • K-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Manhattan

What makes us unique
- featured in Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union and Paul Tough's "How to Teach Grit" - students provided counseling through their high school and college careers - focus on application of understanding through authentic, engaging tasks
Ideal candidate fit
- All students can achieve. - Students will achieve more than they think is possible when a teacher has high expectations. - Student results and school results are your personal results. - Students will do as much as they know how to do. It's often missing skill not will.
- you foster relationships with students and families - you backward plan from engaging, authentic mathematical tasks that deepen student understanding. - you enjoy collaborating on teams to build coherent, student-facing culture and curriculum

Our Students

88% Low income

98% of Color

18% ELL

21% Special needs

Our Faculty

30% of Color

80% > 3 yrs exp