The 2021-2022 School Year Application* is now closed.

The lottery for admissions will be streamed via the hyperlinks on April 14, 2021 at the times below. 

All Excellence Community Schools in the Bronx and Stamford admit children through a blind lottery system with priority given to district residents and scholar siblings. Each school is a tuition-free, public charter school with an extended school day, mandatory uniforms, and traditional services.

*Last date to apply for all schools: April 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST

Path to Excellence Webinar (4/29/21)


Join us for an exciting and unique experience! On Thursday, April 29th at 11 am, Excellence Community Schools will be leading an interactive webinar where we discuss what sets our schools apart, what to look for in a charter school, and so much more! Meet our team, ask your questions and get your scholar started on the path towards Excellence! Register today at the following link (space is limited):

School Neighborhoods and Grades:

  • Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary Parkchester | K-4
  • Bronx Excellence 1 Middle Parkchester | 5-8
  • Bronx Excellence 2 Morris Park | K-6
  • Bronx Excellence 3 Wakefield | K-5
  • Bronx Excellence 4 Wakefield | K-4
  • Bronx Excellence 5 Tremont | K-3
  • Stamford Excellence West Stamford | PK-6


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About Us

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Based in New York City, Excellence Community Schools (ECS) evolved from the success of our flagship school, Bronx Charter School for Excellence (K-8). ECS is the charter management organization of the Bronx Excellence network of schools, and the ECS affiliate school, Stamford Excellence. Our programs are based on a proven, nationally recognized model. Our Model is the basis for Bronx Excellence's National Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education in the category of Exemplary High-Performing Schools.

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Each of our schools offers a collaborative learning environment and a rigorous curriculum rooted in evidence-based best practices. We have high expectations for all of our scholars and support them by providing individualized attention to meet each child’s academic needs. Literacy and mathematics are a core focus of our curriculum, with more than two hours per day spent on language arts and math.

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Through the replication of our learning model and expansion of our schools, we aim to provide quality educational programs to students and families in high-need neighborhoods and communities. We are committed to using the power of education to elevate every student, family, and the surrounding communities we serve at Bronx Excellence 2, Bronx Excellence 3, Bronx Excellence 4, and Bronx Excellence 5. These campuses will grow one grade level each year until they reach full capacity as K-8 schools throughout the borough. Stamford Excellence will also grow to full capacity as a PK-8 school.

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Since 2013 our scholars have been accepted to Specialized High Schools including, but not limited to, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, and LaGuardia. Independent and Catholic school acceptances include, but are not limited to, Fordham Preparatory School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Berkshire, Concord Academy, Loomis Chaffee, Episcopal High School (VA), Marymount School, Rye Country Day School, All Hallows, Cardinal Hayes, Iona Preparatory School, Mount St. Michael Academy, Cristo Rey, St. Jean Baptiste, Preston & Xavier.

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





Our schools prepare young scholars to compete for admission to and succeed in top public, independent, and parochial high schools by cultivating their intellectual, artistic, social, emotional, and ethical development. We accomplish this by offering a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum, which at the earliest of grades has an eye towards college preparation. To achieve this, our schools create a supportive and caring environment that has high expectations of all students. We offer a differentiated, project-based learning environment that develops high-level analytical and critical thinking skills in all of our students. Our engaging approach to educating our scholars is implemented by a collaborative team of teachers.