Our Teams

Excellence Community Schools offers departmental support to our scholars to help ensure their success both inside and outside of the classroom. 


The Academics Department collaborates with our school leaders, teachers, parents, and community members to provide a high-quality education for all our scholars. We create a supportive environment in which empathy, positive interactions, responsible decision-making, self-confidence and self-awareness are nurtured. We set high expectations and implement engaging and research-based instructional strategies that are continually monitored and adjusted to meet the needs of our learners.

Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) leverages school partnerships with families and local communities to invest in the development of our scholars.

FACE has worked with community partners like Cool Culture, Little Flower Yoga, and Urban Advantage to provide scholars with exciting learning opportunities. 

Student Advancement

Student Advancement is the partnership between the High School Placement and Alumni Relations teams. 

High School Placement (HSP) provides a roadmap for scholars to explore future opportunities available to them at the secondary education level. 

Alumni Relations (AR) provides direct guidance in connecting scholars to opportunities like our alumni internship program, high school and college scholarship opportunities, continuous learning workshops and alumni association events.

STEM and Innovations

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and Innovations introduces scholars to computer science curriculum as early as Pre-K at Stamford Excellence and Kindergarten at our Bronx Excellence schools.  

Beyond the classroom, the STEM and Innovations team has successfully established partnerships with top technology companies, medical schools, and research facilities to give our scholars opportunities to distinguish themselves. Partners include Albert Einstein Medical College of Medicine’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and Google’s Code-Next program.