• Henrietta Lacks Day

    Ms. Langis' College Biology students observed Henrietta Lacks Day on February 1, 2024. This day honors Henrietta Lacks' contribution to the field of medicine through the use of her cells. Lacks and her family were initially unaware that her cells were being used for research. Students observe this day to acknowledge the unethical treatment Lacks experienced. To learn more about Lacks, see this school newspaper article written by McCown Times' very own Catherine Feery and Eli Karov.

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  • McCown Makes the AP School Honor Roll for the 2023 School Year!!!

    Congratulations to Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School which has been named to the 2023 AP School Honor Roll! McCown  is a Bronze member of the Honor Roll! McCown and had 40%  of seniors who took at least one AP exam during high school & 25% of seniors scoring a three or higher on at least one AP exam.  

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  • 2023-2024 Family Handbook Now Available

    Please read McCown's updated Family Handbook to learn about school procedures and policies.  

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  • High School Information Night Session 10/19/2023

    Use this form to register to attend Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School's High School Information Session at 5 or 7pm on Thursday October 19, 2023.

    The name that you enter on this form must match the name presented at the door.  
    If you do not sign up on this form, you will be asked to wait until all registered attendees are admitted.  Space is limited.  
    You will hear from the school principal, meet key staff members, hear from current students, and tour the building.  
    Learn about all that McCown has to offer your child!


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  • Summer Bridge Program

    Click here to sign up for McCown's Summer Bridge Program that will be held for incoming students 9am - 12pm August 29, 30, and 31.  Come meet your classmates, upperclassmen, your teachers, and the McCown building before high school begins.  

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  • Staten Island high school seniors participate in nationwide College March

    Check out the article about McCown's yearly College March in the Staten Island Advance!


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  • College March for Class of 2023

    On December 2, 2022, NYCOB schools across NYC participated in our annual College March.  Our seniors were joined by Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, State Representative Michael Tannousis, and Commanding Officer of the 121 Precinct Eric Waldhelm.  

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  • Attention McCown Alumni! Join our Linkedin Networking group

    Are are a McCown graduate?  Join our alumni networking group on Linkedin to keep up connections with other McCown alums.  Most career opportunities are found through personal connections - don't miss out on an opportunity that may present itself for you via another McCown grad. 

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  • McCown Featured in Chancellor's List of "Great High School Options"

    Spotlight on Great High School Options

    These schools – both screened and unscreened – represent just a slice of the diverse, high-quality educational settings available to New York City’s students. Although not comprehensive, we hope this list represents that in every community there are excellent options for young people. 
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  • Bell Schedule for 22-23

    See this year's bell schedule here.


    Be advised that Fridays are shortened days.  

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McCown has a graduation rate of 97.8% and was recently spotlighted by NYCDOE Chancellor David Banks as a "great high school option" and the only school to be recognized in Staten Island. 

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. Murgolo at for information. 

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