• Summer Bridge Program

    McCown will be hosting Summer Bridge Program for all new students Tuesday - Thursday, August 30, 31, and Sept 1 from 9am - 12pm.  Click this link to sign up. 

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  • New Student Orientation!

    Join us on Tuesday, June 28 from 10am - 12pm for NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION @ 100 Essex Drive.   Learn about what classes you will take next year, order uniforms, fill out necessary forms, and tour the building!

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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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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 for information.  

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