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6-12
Private
Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 206
 

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418 East 45th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11203

(718) 693-5502
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Map of Excelsior Elementary School address.
Develops honesty: Disagree
June 29, 2015
Honestly I'll be frank. If you are a hard working parent who wants a good foundation for their child, this is not the school for you. Not only is it a waste of an investment, this type of "christian education" isn't worth the cost. I went to Excelsior for 8th grade and all of highschool. Throughout my stay there were only 3 good teachers that actually care about the future and lives of their students. Not only that this school is all about wasting time. No sat prep for graduating seniors like myself. Most of the teachers do not teach, or care for that matter. In my personal experience I only did great because i buckled myself down and studied hard on my own. I own no one but myself thanks to my hard work and achievements. Overall this school is good for delinquents or for people that got expelled from other school. This school is all about wasting time; they talk about progress and moving to a new direction, but sadly that isn't the case. Overall this is not the school for a hard working parent that wants the best for their child. If you still insist on a "Christian education" I would recommend Northeaster Academy: Manhattan or Grader in queens.

- submitted by a community member

February 26, 2012
Excelsior Elementary School is the type of school that is bittersweet(reallly bitter). First to begin with, the principal substitutes for teachers and does a poor job. My daughter who was in the class of 2011 was telling me about it. She taught the class something that has nothing to do with the curriculum. Also the trips are poorly planned but suprisingly well supervised. The teachers there do not know how to communicate with the parents well and only know how to critize there children. The "secretary" is a guidance counselor and a intro to business teacher. The high schoolers are rowdy and they get away from their classes to go play basketball in the gym. This has caused many injuries and i know this because I am a doctor and I have treated many students from that school. This school deserves 3 out of 5 rating but I am sure they are capable of improving.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2011
Great school even attended myself and will send my kids there... does anybody remember ms lashley

- submitted by a community member
no rating
February 10, 2010
Excelsior school has certainly improved. They now have a basketball team, drama team, stepping, violin, voice classes, drum and other music related activities. Not to mention their choir who have received McDonald's Gospel Fest prizes three years in a row. I love the school because the teachers are compassionate and they have an open door policy. The principal is always willing to help. I am very pleased with what my children received while attending the school. I highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 20, 2008
This is true the only extracurricular activity at this school is the choir and the student only go to choir practice if they aregoing to perform at a show. this school does care about the kids education, it is over crowded in the class rooms because there is only one class for each grade from pre- k to 11 grade.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2007
The academic curriculum is severely wanting. Teachers have a sullen, authoritarian demeanor. Phys Ed is a joke, consisting of no more than a loosely supervised playground type affair. Teaching materials routinely disparage other religious traditions and students are discouraged from asking the deeper questions about religion and faith. There are no extracurricular activities to speak of, save those that generate money, such as trips that are poorly planned and often cancelled due to non-participation. School phones are routinely not answered and left messages rarely responded to. And, there is an attitude that, since this is a religious 'school', GOD sanctions whatever they do or don't do. I am very disappointed and dismayed.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2007
There are no extracurricular activities. Excelsior did not prepare the children at all for the standardized test that they were required to take. Everything is very last minute no notification at all.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2007
Excelsior elementary school is a very great school.they have activities such as the choir, the junior and senior praise team, piano, and music classes. The children are getting a sound Christian education and in the end that's what matter.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2007
The only extracurricular activity at this school is the choir. Some kids are almost forced to go to choir and the others who want to go are are distracted by the children who don't really want to be there. It is hard to deal with this school as a working parent. They make important decisions at the last minute, like school closings.They are very unorganized. They could have improved anything in that school but the 1st thing they decided to work on is their accounting. They could have improved on anything else but they improve accounting. What does that say to me as a parent? I will allow my child to complete the year but i think i'll try my luck with public school. If i am going to have to pay for my child's education then i should be satisfied. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

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Excelsior Elementary School
418 East 45th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11203
(718) 693-5502
Last modified Excelsior Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades 6-12
Excelsior Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top