College March

Each December, many of our high school seniors across the country participate in an annual College March, led nationally by our partner NYC Outward Bound Schools. With flags flying and banners waving, students and school communities proudly march their way to a local post office or mailbox to send off college applications, marking a major milestone in their progress as students and citizens.

2018 March

Get your flags and banners ready to celebrate college applicants on December 14th, 2018!


Join the following schools for the 2018 College March in person or on social media with #CollegeMarch.

  • Brooklyn Collaborative, Brooklyn, NY
  • Leaders High School, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kurt Hahn School, Brooklyn, NY
  • James Baldwin School, Manhattan, NY
  • WHEELS, Manhattan, NY
  • Channel View School for Research, Queens, NY
  • MELS, Forest Hills, NY
  • Gaynor McGown EL School, Staten Island, NY
  • Harborside Academy (held on 11/15/2018), Kenosha, WI
  • World of Inquiry, Rochester, NY
  • Codman Academy Charter Public School, Dorchester, MA
  • Open World Learning Community, St. Paul, MN
  • Casco Bay High School, Portland, ME
  • Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC (held on 11/1/2018)
  • Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning, Nevada City, CA
  • Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, MA

Schools that have already hosted their marches to the post office have been identified with dates.

2017 March

Check out 2017 College March news stories and find yourselves in our 2017 #CollegeMarch photos:

Mayor of Rochester honors World of Inquiry seniors who marched to City Hall
Spectrum News captures joyful World of Inquiry College March
Portland Press Herald covers Casco Bay High School College March
Tag yourself in the 2017 #CollegeMarch photo album on Facebook
Download the College March lesson plan to use with your students

Congratulations to all the seniors, families, and school communities who marched in 2017! 

Join Online

Join the conversation using #CollegeMarch on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tag @ELeducation and @NYCOutwardBound so we can amplify the celebration!

Check back here after the event for photos and press coverage. For more on the College March, visit NYC Outward Bound Schools.


The College March originated with the NYC Outward Bound Schools network which implements the EL Education school model, and has since spread to schools across the country. This year, seniors from 25 schools in 11 cities will be marching as friends, family, and community members cheer them on from the sidelines and sidewalks.

2016 College March

Check out coverage and proud moments from last year’s march celebrating the class of 2017.