Bronx Excellence Intro

The Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE), also known as Bronx Excellence 1-5 and Middle, is a K-8 free, public charter school network serving the Parkchester, Morris Park, Wakefield, and Tremont neighborhoods of the Bronx, NY. Bronx Excellence is among the highest performing charter schools in New York City and State. In 2012, Bronx Excellence gained recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School – the U.S. Department of Education’s highest honor for schools across the country.


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The Excellence Model

This model is the basis for the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award from the U.S. Department of Education in the category of Exemplary High-Performing Schools.

High Academic Standards


Our rigorous academic program is aimed at supporting all children in reaching their maximum potential. Every child has a personalized learning plan that tracks achievements, strengths, areas of improvement, goals, and progress.

Flexible Learning Groups


Our program is designed to engage students through a challenging curriculum and supportive learning environment. We offer flexible and easily adaptable learning groups that are tailored to each child’s specific needs.

Liberal Arts Curriculum


Our schools provide instruction in the core subject areas of language arts, math, science and social studies, as well as classes in music, art, dance, physical education, foreign language, and technology to promote foundational academic knowledge and critical thinking skills. 


Extended School Days


A longer school day allows us to provide instruction in core subjects and well-rounded educational enrichment. Students receive lessons in a safe, reliable learning environment.

Behavioral Standards


Our schools cultivate a nurturing, yet highly accountable learning environment. Reduced student-to-teacher ratios allow more frequent and personalized interactions between students and staff members.

Mandatory School Uniforms


School uniforms help to reduce socio-economic tensions that might otherwise distract students from learning, while providing a public symbol of unity and pride.

Family & Community Engagement


Our schools promote collaboration and engagement with our families and communities to support our scholars. Parents play an active role within the school community, and we build partnerships with local businesses and organizations to support our initiatives.

Organizational Learning


We are committed to the development of our staff and to building leadership within our organization. We ensure that our employees receive extensive professional development which contributes to the overall success of our schools and community.

Bronx Excellence 2 Quick Facts


Charter School to Receive National Blue Ribbon Award in the Bronx, NY


PreK-8th Grade ScholarsĀ 


of 8th gradersĀ are placed in HS including selective, specialized & private schools.


Bronx Excellence students outperform 80% of NY students in English Language Arts


Bronx Excellence students outperform 75% of NY students in Math


Elementary and Middle School Programs


Co-Curricular Specials


Athletics Titles from the Charter School Athletics Association

Our Community