Private School in Boston, MA
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is a not-for-profit organization that supplies outdoor adventure and experiential learning programs for young people from diverse economic backgrounds. Our programs are created to inspire leadership and teamwork in the youth we serve. Situated in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, Thompson Island is an exceptional destination for work or play. Corporate and social events at Thompson Island Conference Center and adult teambuilding programs with Outward Bound Professional aid to support our aim and our programs for Boston's youth.
read moreOur education programs combines hands-on science lessons with the best of Outward Bound's approach to social emotional learning, leadership, compassion and service. Students are guided through challenging activities where they learn new skills, apply their learning, exercise leadership and practice teamwork to accomplish individual and group goals. Through a deep partnership with Boston Public Schools, students visit Thompson Island throughout their middle school years to explore the Island's wide variety of ecosystems, from the tide pools to the forests.
read moreThompson Island Outward Bound is a proud member of the network of 11 Outward Bound sites in the U.S. who share the mission of changing lives through challenge and discovery. At Thompson Island Outward Bound, we believe every student can discover the freedom of possibility, as students move from "I can't" and "I'm not" to "I can." Through our partnership with the Boston Public Schools, each year thousands of students board the Thompson Island Outward Bound ferry to discover who they are and all they can become on an island classroom that spans 204 acres of salt marshes, woods, campsites, labs, dormitories and dozens of challenge structures.