IHPCH is a NYC Outward Bound School. Like all NYC Outward Bound Schools, we implement the national EL Education whole school model, which is rooted in Outward Bound. Through our partnerships with NYC Outward Bound Schools and EL Education, IHPCH leaders and teachers receive extensive coaching and professional development in the implementation of this model. Our school’s academic approach combines demanding and engaging learning with community and character, challenging students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. Day-to-day, this approach is brought to life through initiatives like Crewvisory, project-based learning, student-engaged assessment, a culture of college readiness, and more.