Our Vision

Launch High School on Runway Green


Brooklyn's First K-12 Experiential Learning Ecosystem


In partnership with the National Park Service and a coalition of exceptional non-profit and industry partners, we are building Runway Green,  a transformational experiential learning campus, on 1,000 acres of National Park Service land in NYC.

The Launch high school will be part of a seven-acre campus that will also include a 3 acre farm, adventure center, hydroponic greenhouses, ecological lab, solar farm, community hall, recreation area, flexible art plaza, and civic entrance with a public amphitheater.

The high school will offer a personalized, place based, learning experience that is focused on sustainability and career readiness. Students will have the opportunity to work with an ecosystem of exceptional partner organizations to solve real-world problems and earn credentials in the growing green economy.

Our Launch high school will be a model for what equitable education, workforce development, and environmental sustainability can look like in the 21st century.


Our Community Driven Design Process

Our Community Design Team is made of students, families and community stakeholders.

The community driven process emphasizes collaboration, inclusivity, and the recognition of unique insights and perspectives community members bring, while building a sense of collective ownership and pride! 


In partnership with Transcend Education, our team has co-created crucial elements of our innovative Launch High School including:

  • School & System Elements

  • Student Experience

  • Goals & Guiding Concepts

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Case for the Launch High School

Graduate Aims


Our "Learning Ecosystem"

Learning ecosystems offer a different approach to teaching and learning.

A learning ecosystem is an innovative school model design where students learn from their communities through hands-on, real world experiences. It required the intentional collaboration between community stakeholders across various learning sites to provide learner-centered experiences that support broad outcomes. In a learning ecosystem: 

  • Learning is supported by many

  • Learning can happen almost anywhere

  • Learning targets a broad range of skills

Ecosystem Partners

In partnership with the National Park Service, City of New York, and a coalition of leading education nonprofits, we are working with our partners and community members to develop the first-of-its-kind experiential learning campus on National Park Service land. 

Student Experiences 

With The Campaign Against Hunger- Students will manage our 3 acre urban farm, learning about sustainable agricultural while feeding hungry New Yorkers

With the Billion Oyster Project- students will repopulate New York Harbor with 1 billion oysters while exploring opportunities in Marine Biology and Marine Advocacy

With SolarOne – Students will learn how to build and maintain solar panels, preparing for careers in the Solar industry

With NY Sun Works- students will operate world-class aquaponic and hydroponics farms

With NYC Outward Bound- students will build leadership and teamwork through adventures on campsites and ropes courses

With JBRPC – Students will learn how to become stewards for Jamaica Bay and our world


Launch at Runway Green Campus in the News!




World Class Design Team

Launch has partnered with a design team uniquely suited to meet the challenges of climate change and social justice central to Launch’s mission. ARO, Colloqate and SCAPE will combine their respective expertise and work hand in hand with the Launch community throughout the process to create a new home for students, families and partners at the extraordinary site at Floyd Bennett Field.

Architecture Research Office | ARO is a New York City practice dedicated to architecture that unites beauty and form with strategy and intelligence. The firm’s diverse body of work is united by a principled and engaged approach to design, collaborative process and technical precision.

Colloqate | Colloqate Design is a multidisciplinary Architecture + Design Justice practice focused on expanding community access to, and building power through the design of social, civic, and cultural spaces. Our mission is to intentionally organize, advocate, and design spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.

SCAPE | SCAPE is a design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York and New Orleans. The studio believes that landscape architecture can enable positive change in communities through the creation of regenerative living infrastructure and public landscapes.

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