Based in New York City, Excellence Community Schools (ECS) evolved from the success of our flagship school, Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary and Bronx Excellence 1 Middle. ECS is a Charter Management Organization, or "parent company," of the Bronx Excellence 1-3 network, and the ECS affiliate school, Stamford Excellence. Our programs are based on a proven, nationally recognized model. The Key Design Elements of our education model are the basis for Bronx Excellence 1's National Blue Ribbon from the US Department of Education in the category of "Exemplary High-Performing Schools."
The ECS School Day: Expecting Excellence from Our Children
Our schools cultivate a close-knit professional learning community with a rich and rigorous curriculum, high expectations for all children, data-driven individualized instruction, and evidence-based best practices. Literacy is a core competency that is emphasized, and our model reflects a dedication of time and resources to reading, writing, and math - more than 2 hours per day are spent on ELA and math.
ECS & Replication: Generations of Excellence
Our fundamental goals of replication are to provide greater access to high-quality educational programs to students and families in high-needs neighborhoods, and close persisting achievement and opportunity gaps in these communities. Our long-term goal is to leverage the transformative power of education to elevate every student, family, and the surrounding communities we serve through the opening of Bronx Excellence 2, Bronx Excellence 3, and soon to be Bronx Excellence 4 and 5. These campuses will grow one grade level each year until they are full fledged K-8 academies throughout the borough. Stamford Excellence will also blossom into a fully equipped and capable elementary and middle school.
ECS Alumni: Beyond Excellence