High School Placement & Alumni Services


-30% of Bronx 1 scholars were accepted into "Specialized and Selective" Public High Schools

-53% of Bronx 1 scholars who applied were accepted into "Independent Day/Boarding" High Schools

-Over the last 4 years, 100% of Bronx 1 scholars who applied into Catholic and parochial high schools were accepted


The HS Placement Team provides intensive support to each family. In the last 2 years, over $85,000 in scholarships were awarded to alumni. In addition, select alumni attended the STEM and Shakespeare Summer Program at Colgate University. Other outside selective enrichment opportunities include:

  • Breakthrough New York
  • Camp Broaderway
  • HEAF
  • Oliver Scholars
  • Prep for Prep,
  • Riverdale Academic & Athletic Program
  • TEAK Fellowship
  • Stuyvesant Diversity Open House
  • Bronx Science Open House
  • Cardinal Spellman Pilots
  • DOE Summer in the City
  • Fordham Prep Higher Achievement Program
  • Independent School Fair at the Boys Club of New York
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
  • NCAA Academic Eligibility
  • Preston Summer Sports Clinics
  • Preston Young Women's Leadership Workshop

The Alumni Services and High School Placement departments guide scholars through the application processes of various high schools and universities. The entire Excellence community prides itself on keeping a close, personal relationship with alumni in high school, college and beyond. ECS and Bronx Excellence 1 sponsor several enrichment opportunities which include:

-STEM & Shakespeare @ Colgate U
-Annual College & Career Week
-Annual High School Fair

Our cohort of alumni have been accepted into colleges and universities that include, but are not limited to: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, University at Buffalo, Howard University, Washington University, St. Louis, Loyola University – Maryland, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Penn State University, Culinary Institute of America, Cooper Union, Wesleyan University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Hampton University, Tulane, Emory, Villanova, Syracuse, Boston College, Indiana University-Kelly School of Business and St. John's University


In the past 2 years, twenty different professionals in various fields visited students in their classrooms. Students heard from medical doctors, an environmental scientist, an accountant, a photographer, a formal federal prosecutor, a Wharton business school student, a venture capitalist, a denim expert, a video producer for the New York Giants as well as company reps from AGRUP, Twitter and Boys Hope/Girls Hope.

Traditionally scholars who make the Honor Roll are also selected to go on field trips to various offices throughout the city. Below is a list of some the past organizations scholars visited during Career Week: Morgan Stanley, Math for America, Venture for America, Bronx Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, The Little Card Company, JLL Real Estate, Fit for Dance.