Our New York Schools

Bronx Excellence 1 – ES & MS

1952-1960 Benedict Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: 718-828-7301

Bronx Excellence 2 – ES

1804 Holland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: 718-892-1276

Bronx Excellence 3 – ES

3956 Carpenter Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Phone: 718-882-0231

Our Connecticut Affiliate Schools

Stamford Excellence – ES

1 Schuyler Avenue
Stamford, CT
Phone: 203-989-0000

About Us

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

Over 30% of our scholars were accepted to Specialized High Schools including Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and LaGuardia. Independent school acceptances include: Fordham Prep; All Hallows; Cardinal Hayes; Mount St. Michael; Cristo Rey; St. Jean Baptiste; Preston; Choate Rosemary Hall; & Xavier.

Our alumni are accepted into colleges and universities that include: University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Loyola University – Maryland, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Penn State University, Wesleyan University and UNC-Chapel Hill.