Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School Reviews
Rating 4.23 out of 5 75 reviews
MELS is a school that focuses on hands on learning and incorporating their core values into their lessons and students. The faculty is very easy to speak to and they are always available to help their students and the families.
There is a unique, fresh way of learning that is extremely engaging. The teachers are super supportive and always make sure you’re on track.
I attended this school from 6-12 grade I enjoyed my experience here but it is a school not fit for everyone. Working through the Outward Bound organization, a lot of the learning is pushed differently than you'd expect. For me, going on trips and fieldwork was extremely helpful.
It was an amazing high school experience. Classes were never more than 25 kids, which allowed teachers to really give each student individual help and cater lessons to a smaller group. I knew all of my classmates by name, and all the teachers knew us by name as well.
There are many excellent, smart, thoughtful, dedicated teachers at this school. They, along with other professionals, work hard to make it a positive learning environment. The school needs more funding to support academic related/youth activities such as afterschool programming.
A very welcoming space for all students. Most if not all students are open minded learners that each bring something great to the school. The school offers multiple extra curricular activities and new classes. Definitely a promising place for a child to grow and learn.
The school so far is good. This is my 5 year here and each year has its ups and down but it’s not terrible.
This school was great. There are warming teachers and principals. The school prioritizes their students and make them feel at home.The teachers are very supportive and when you arent feeling well, they check up on you and take action to make you feel better.
I am an alumna from the Class of 2018 and would like to say that this is a progressive school in NYC. Students have the opportunity to reach out to teachers & guidance counselors in a smaller setting compared to other schools. I like that the school gave my peers and me the chance to explore different opportunities with the support of Outward Bound through its Expeditionary Learning curriculum. It's important to keep in mind that this school is unlike other public schools- since it gives students the option to explore options that would fit them and their plans post-high school.
I like the dedication to students. Teachers really care about not only the student's academic standing, but their well being and mental place. However, I don't like the unnecessary strict rules. There should be more clubs and sports. Other than that, you're treated like family, it's very safe.
I have been going to Mels since 6th grade. The school is very different than regular public high schools. In the school, you feel safe and all protocals are followed correctly. Mels is a school for hands on learning, we use computer and tablets rather than textbooks. Most of the work are printed out worksheets. The teachers are friendly and help you accordingly. There is office hours, it is where you can go to see one of your teacher if you need extra help.
I like that this high school takes the time to make sure that people are where they need to be to graduate and they help to assist students but I do wish that there was no uniform. I do wish there were more extracurricular activities
A really diverse student body that embodies the values of the school. The teachers are passionate and put in a lot of work in their curriculum.
Such an amazing school. It is a 6-12 grade and you are able to grow and develop in MELS. You can connect with the teachers and they look out for your best interest. I would recommend this school to anyone. It is one of few hands on schools in New York.
Always there when you need them. Teachers and even the principals are pushing to outside your comfort zone.
I liked that the school prepares you for college with so much resources. I used to go here in middle school and it feels like a charter and private school although it is public. The teachers are very kind hearted if you are on their good side. The school teaches students a lot of discipline because they are very strict on keeping the school's reputation looking good to the public eye. Most of the time the students will complain that the school is so fake and brain washes the students and teachers. In my experience I am very adaptable so this doesn't affect me.
M.E.L.S ( that what we call it) is a very unique school, it has good teachers and all the rules made by the principles are dumb. We are e not allowed to wear certain things because it is inappropriate but we are high school students. We also have to stay in school longer than normal high schools.