Excellence Community Schools believes that co-curricular opportunities are critical to ensuring that our scholars are well-rounded members of society when they graduate. Our scholars are able to participate in activities during the school day like music and capoeira. After-school our Bobcats have the opportunity to participate in athletics, glee club, robotics club, student government and city-wide competitions such as the SMARTS Spelling Bee and the Annual Urban Advantage Science Fair.


We participate with the Charter School Athletic Association. The sports offered at the schools may vary each school year; Boys and Girls Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Track and Volleyball.

Our athletic offerings allow scholars to continually build their self-confidence, develop their team building skills as well as understand the responsibilities of a student-athlete. These on- and off-court life lessons will benefit our scholars now and in the future. Daily our scholars are developing real-time strategies while practicing active leadership, team dynamics, and listening skills which are vital to realizing accomplishment in school, sports and beyond.

Liberal Arts

While we offer many opportunities for our students during the day and after-school we also partner with various organizations to provide additional opportunities for our scholars. Over the years our scholars have participated in the following selective enrichment programs:

  • Breakthrough New York
  • Camp Broaderway
  • HEAF
  • Oliver Scholars
  • Prep for Prep/Prep for Prep 9
  • REACH Prep (CT)
  • Riverdale Academic & Athletic Program
  • TEAK Fellowship
  • Cardinal Spellman Pilots Enrichment Program
  • DOE Summer in the City
  • Fordham Prep Higher Achievement Program
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
  • NCAA Academic Eligibility
  • Preston Summer Sports Clinics
  • Preston Young Women's Leadership Workshop