About Us

Welcome to Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School!

Launch is a 6th-8th grade charter school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn founded in 2012. We hope that you believe, like all of us here at Launch, that every child deserves a high-quality education and that every child should be prepared to succeed in college. 

At Launch, we believe that students learn best by doing.  Working with our institutional partner, NYC Outward Bound Schools, Launch will prepare students not only to succeed in the classroom, but to apply their knowledge in real-world settings.  Launch students will never be asked to simply recite memorized information.  Instead, students will investigate relevant subject matter, work in the field alongside experts, and present what they have learned in order to demonstrate depth of understanding to their peers, teachers, and parents in various fields of study.  This kind of real-world learning, called Expeditionary Learning, invests students in their communities, teaches them the values of leadership and service, and prepares them for success in school, college, citizenship and life.

“This kind of innovative school…is an example of how all our schools should be.”
—President Obama after visiting an Expeditionary Learning school in Washington D.C.

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