Experiencing Excellence

The Bobcat Blog:

A Look Into Life at Our Schools

Our schools go above and beyond just academic growth. Read about the clubs, creative outlets, sports opportunities, resources, and alumni support offered by our schools.

Read about some helpful learning tips our teachers want to give to our scholars and families!


  • Alumni Relations
Students seated, smiling, at alumni gathering at Bronx Excellence 1
Sofije Brija

It is our goal to help our alumni continue to strive for and achieve excellence—here is how our Alumni Relations team makes it all possible. 

One of the things that sets our organization apart is our unwavering dedication to our scholars beyond just the time that they are in our schools. We have made it our mission to help our alumni continue on the path towards success by offering them an abundance of resources that they can utilize to achieve continued excellence. Our Alumni Relations team has been and continues to be instrumental in coordinating events and opportunities for our former scholars and in offering them an ongoing line of support and encouragement. We sat down with Mr. Dominic Cathey, Senior Director of Alumni Relations at Excellence Community Schools, to get an overview of all things alumni.  

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How to Help Scholars Be Less Intimidated by Math
Sofije Brija

Math can be a daunting subject for many scholars. Whether it’s approaching multiplication tables, tackling long division, or navigating the world of fractions, many students are left feeling overwhelmed and intimidated. The good news is, this doesn’t have to be the case! There are a variety of tactics and approaches that can be taken to help students overcome their fear of math, leaving them with an appreciation and newfound enjoyment of the subject.

We reached out to some of our teachers and staff to collect ideas on what can be done to help scholars conquer their reservations when it comes to math and the responses are enlightening, attainable, and full of variety. Whether it’s confidence building, breaking down the approach, or practicing transparency, here are some thoughtful tips that will get students excited for math time! 

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Club Excellence: Immersing Scholars in the Arts and Self-Expression
Sofije Brija

The arts are a critical part of education and are key to cultivating well-rounded, happy scholars. At Excellence Community Schools we are dedicated to immersing our student body in a variety of arts programming so that they may use these creative outlets to progress and express themselves amongst their educators and peers. 

In an effort to increase the artistic exposure of our scholars, we partnered with members of A BroaderWay Foundation, an organization founded in 2010 by Idina Menzel and a group of artists and activists with the goal of magnifying the power and capabilities of young women using the arts. Through this partnership, Club Excellence was created—our educational arts program which exposes students to a variety of courses ranging from vocal music to theatre, to dance, to poetry, to tap, and more.

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