Mission & Vision

Our Mission

At the Kurt Hahn School, it is our mission to challenge, engage, and empower young people so that they become informed, skilled, and courageous leaders.

Our School Model & Educational Approach

Like all NYC Outward Bound schools, we implement the nationally recognized EL Education model rooted in Outward Bound. This model features rigorous learning experiences in and out of the classroom and is built upon a high-achievement culture and mutual support. Our school uses hands-on learning that has real-world applications. At our school, leadership, active citizenship, and character development go hand-in-hand with academic rigor and challenge. By valuing community and character alongside rigorous academics, we foster a school culture that instills in students the desire to take ownership of their own learning and care for their community. Students understand what they have learned and why.