***Lottery for BCSE 1 & 2 has been rescheduled to 

Thursday 4/18/19 at 3 pm. Location: Bronx Excellence 1***


The Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE), also known as Bronx Excellence 1-3 and Middle, is a K-8 free, public charter school network serving the Parkchester, Morris Park and Wakefield 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.

Bronx Excellence 2 is an elementary school led by Principal Sharleen Morris based on the Blue Ribbon K-8 model originated at Bronx Excellence 1. Bronx Excellence 1 and Middle serve as the flagship school or "oldest sibling" of Bronx Excellence 2 (K-2) and Bronx Excellence 3 (K-1). Both Bronx 2 and 3 will grow an additional grade level each year until they reach 8th grade. All together, the trio forms the Bronx Excellence Network, operated by Excellence Community Schools, a charter management organization founded by Dr. Charlene Reid, former BCSE Head of School.



Welcome to Bronx 2

Excellence Wanted! Apply Today or Tell a Friend

Excellence Community Schools, the management organization of Stamford Excellence and Bronx Excellence Network, seeks qualified STEM, ELA, Mathematics, Foreign Language and Humanities teachers and administrative professionals for the duration of the 2018 school year.

These positions are open until filled with an immediate start date. Please review requirements and apply here.

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Calendar Updates

April 2019 Updates

April 2-4 NYS English Language Arts – Grades 3-8

April 6 Saturday Academy

April 8 - May 17 NYSESLAT Speaking

April 15-19 Spring Recess

April 27 Saturday Academy

May 2019 Updates

May 1-3 NYS Mathematics – Grades 3-8

May 6 - May 17 NYSESLAT Listening, Reading & Writing

May 22 - May 31 NYS Science Performance Test – Grades 4 & 8

May 27 Memorial Day

June 2019 Updates

June 3  NYS Science Written Test – Grades 4 and 8

June 11  Clerical Day

June 14 End of 3rd marking period

June 21 Last day of school


June 18 U.S. History & Gov’t @ 9:15 a.m.

June 18 Living Environment @ 1:15 p.m.

June 19 Algebra I @ 1:15 p.m.

June 21 Geometry @ 9:15 a.m.

June 24 Spanish (written) @ 1:15 p.m.



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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