Announcements

  • High School Information Night Session 10/20/21 & 11/4/21

    Join us to learn more about Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School. 

    This event is for 8th graders applying to high school in fall 2021. 

    Use this link to be emailed the link to the Zoom meeting on 10/20/21 at 7pm

    Use this link to be emailed the link to the Zoom meeting on 11/4/21 at 7pm

    Email Ms. Lipari at Klipari2@schools.nyc.gov if you have not received the link by 4pm on the day of the event.

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  • McCown Clubs Fall 2021

    Below is a list of the clubs running this fall. 

    Listen to the announcements for updates and check the Student Corner page on the school website for updates.  Email the teacher who runs the club for more information: 

    • Chess & Games Club - Mr. Sorochkin / Wednesdays @ 4th period in room 208
    • Creative Writing Club - Ms. Devine / Tuesdays @ 4th period in room 308
    • Debate Club - Mr. Cammilleri / Thursdays @ 4th period in room 308
    • Hack Club - Ms. Danilo / Fridays 4th period beginning October 8th in room 308
    • Key Club - Mr. Feliciano @ 4th period in room 406
    • LGBTQ Community - Ms. Gonzalez / Tuesday 9/28 @ 4th period in room 202
    • McCown Muslim-American Student Alliance - Ms. Reingold / Fridays @ 2:20pm in room 210
    • True Crime Club (aka Murder Club) - Ms. Tang / Wednesdays @ 2:20pm in rom 206
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  • COVID-19 Vaccines

    There is still time to get your COVID-19 vaccine before school starts.  Use this site to find a vaccine near you that gives you the $100 incentive.  

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  • Gaynor McCown ELS Wins the CollegeBoard's Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles

    Gaynor McCown ELS is proud to be a recipient of CollegeBoard's Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles. Research shows that female students who take #APCSP in high school are more than 5x as likely to major in computer science in college.  Click on the full press release.  

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  • McCown Announces New Dual College Enrollment Partnership with St. Francis College

    Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School announces a new partnership with St. Francis College beginning in spring 2021!  The High School Bridge Plus Program is designed for High School students who are interested in receiving college credits and the necessary preparation and guidance to succeed in college at an affordable cost.

    In this innovative model, students take SFC coursework at their own high school, taught by McCown high school teachers. There are a broad range of benefits for students who take High School Bridge Plus credits. For example, students gain credit that transfers to most colleges while receiving official SFC transcripts. Additionally, the “Plus” component of our program focuses on assisting students to build college readiness skills and gain the support necessary for success through customized programming, workshops and info sessions which are tailored to the needs of our participating students.

    More information to come in Februrary 2021!

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Admissions Information

McCown is a college preparatory school partnering with NYC Outward Bound Schools and EL Education to offer challenging student-centered learning focused around case studies and expeditions that incorporate fieldwork and conclude with projects presented to authentic audiences along with service learning opportunities. We offer a small, personal environment which allows McCown to highlight each student's unique gifts, talents and creativity in pursuit of mastery of NYS Standards. We expect students to uphold our character traits of citizenship, integrity, perseverance, respect, and responsibility, wear our uniform, and complete 100 hours of community service by graduation. 

We encourage our students to earn college credits while they are in high school through our two dual enrollment partnerships with St. Francis College and the College of Staten Island.  Students can graduate from McCown with as many as 15 college credits.

We offer a private school experience at a public school price! 

Contact Ms. Lipari at Klipari2@schools.nyc.gov for information.  

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