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Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School

Overview written by the school: We follow the EL Education model, in which students engage in learning expeditions and have multiple opportunities for hands-on learning. Students participate in fieldwork experiences with civic leaders, industry figures, and environmental scientists who take them outside of the classroom and give them a chance to experience the concepts they are learning. Students receive a strong background in science, technology, and sustainability and have many opportunities to apply the ideas learned in class to real-world after-school projects.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 94.999999% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 70.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82.999998% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86.000001% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
Code: Q49A

Interest: Project-Based Learning
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 100
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1604
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 16
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 302
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 16

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 824
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:20pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Forest Hills
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Campus name: Metropolitan Educational Campus
School Number: Q686
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 406
Council district: 29
Census tract: 645
BIN: 4447233
BBL: 4038860800

About Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School


Address: 91-30 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills NY 11375 (40.708431,-73.855543)
Latitude: 40.711367
Longitude: -73.856698
Phone number: 718-286-3500
Fax number: 718-286-3501
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: BM5, Q11, Q21, Q23, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q54, Q55, QM12, QM15, QM42

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Crew: Crew is a small advisory group of no more than 16 students, which focuses on community, academics, and college.

Project-based learning: students engage in relevant learning and projects connected to the real world, not based in textbooks.

Fieldwork _students take part in experiences outside the school building that are connected to their classroom learning.

Student-led conferences _instead of traditional parent-teacher conferences, students reflect on and present their learning to parents and teachers.

Travel Abroad/Cultural Exchange Program _students have opportunities to take educational and service trips to other countries.

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