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

Bronx Excellence 4 – ES

3956 Carpenter Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Phone: 347-773-3100

Our Connecticut Affiliate Schools

Stamford Excellence – ES

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

Welcome to Bronx 1

Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary and Middle School, also known as the Bronx Charter School for Excellence or Bronx 1, is the flagship school and "oldest sibling" of the Bronx Excellence network which includes Bronx Excellence 2 (K-3) in Morris Park, Bronx Excellence 3 (K-2) and Bronx Excellence 4 (K-1) both in Wakefield. Bronx Excellence 1 was established in 2004, in 2012 we received the distinction of a National Blue Ribbon School. Bronx 1 serves over 800 scholars in grades K-8 between two adjoining campuses. Bronx 2, 3 and 4 will grow an additional grade level each year until they all reach 8th grade; Bronx 2, 3 and 3 4 have standalone campuses. Bronx 5 will open in September 2019.

The Bronx 1-4 quadruplet forms the Bronx Excellence Network, operated by Excellence Community Schools (ECS), a charter management organization founded by ECS CEO Dr. Charlene Reid, former Head of School. Bronx Excellence 1 Elementary is led by Principal Maria Saryan and Florence and Bronx Excellence Middle is under the school leadership of Principal Nicole Blair-Barzey.



98% of our scholars who took the High School Regents exams in 2017 passed.


50% of Bronx Charter School for Excellence and Excellence Community Schools staff and faculty list the Bronx, NY as their hometown or residence.


In 2012, Bronx Excellence 1 was the first charter school in the Bronx to receive a National Blue Ribbon Award, awarded by the United States Department of Education in the category of "Exemplary High Performing Schools".


Over 89% of female Bronx Excellence scholars in grades 4 and 8 are proficient in Science according to 2017 State Exams. 83% of Former English Language Learners are proficient in math. Bronx Excellence scholars surpass the average performance rates of their district, charter, and statewide public school peers on NYS ELA and Math exams every year


In 2016-2017, over 30% of Bronx Middle Seniors were accepted into specialized and selective public high schools including Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, Brooklyn Latin and Stuyvesant.

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