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K-10
Public charter
Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 501

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225 Patchen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233

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(347) 390-0440
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June 17, 2014
this school once were the best school but since the old principal and fellow teachers had left the school it's now going downhill! new principal/head of school and staff members are inexperience and know nothing about how to run a great school, losing all the funding as well just nothing is the same I will never recommend This school until some changes are made/ happens there are much more to say about the school but that will be all for the moment hope you get the picture

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
My son is new to the charter school system. I chose this school because of it's success in test scores. I admit it can be a lil penetetiary in ways from not allowing the boys to laugh in class unless the teacher tells a joke all the to giving a kid detention for cleaning his glasses. Nonetheless, if it's discipline that my son needs (and he does) so he can become more focused and learn to be responsible for his actions and responses to his environment then I am willing to ignore the small stuff to help my son master behavior, education and social life. An update will be made as he continues his journey with excellence.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
In agreement with the 8/23 parent - EBCS invites feedback for betterment. The stupid question is the one not asked. In addition, their results speak for itself. To anyone, make an appointment to visit and tour and make your own decision. There are a few NYC schools within the Uncommon School organization that reveal exemplary results. Excellent Boys is a guaranteed top pick for excellence.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
EBCS supports each and every scholar individually to help them cultivate their own potential and skills in order to succeed in the future. I highly recommend this charter school.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2011
My son has been an Excellence Scholar since kindergarthen, he will be entering the 5th grade this september. He entered school with a speech problem which he has since overcome. At Excellence the boys know each other by name throughout every grade. The teachers are like family and for the past 5 years I have been a proud parent of a EBCS Scholar. There are so many other great things that I can say but there is not enough room.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
In my opinion this is not a good school if your child is a slow learner .They do not cater to special eduacation boy's .What I mean is they have kids who get speech and reading ,But these kids usually don't last in the school long .They try to keep only the Boy's who can keep up .There are many Charter schools out there that are good , But this is not one of them . They are so caught up in being the best .That they will do any thing to get rid of any one who make them less then great including your child . This is because this is what they did to my son .But Iwill say there are very good teachers in the school .

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
This is an overall great school. It was strategically placed in an area in Brooklyn that desperately needed teachers who care about the future of our kids. The teacher are great communicators, they often go above and beyond to call to let me know about my son's progress and behavior in class. My son is way ahead of his kindergaten cousin in another public school. I am confident in the fact that my son will get a superb learing experience during his years at Excellence Boys

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
I love this school because it taught me so much as I went from 1st grade to 3rd and then until the end. The teachers are respectful, understanding and are always there to help you with everything. Any child should be able to go here because everything you need for your child to get a proper education is provided there.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2010
Excellence Boys is a good school for young boys who may require a more disciplined line of learning. My son began in September and I am concerned because all of his school work is rudementary. He began school able to write, read, count to 100, add, subtract and spell - he used to have spelling tests every other Friday in his daycare. I advised his teachers that his homework was too easy and that he completes it on his own in less than 10 min. He tested above his grade level and now seems to be bored yet they have not changed his homework (or "lifework" as they call it) which leads me to think he may be bored. He is 5 and says every morning that he doesn't want to go to school. The school does not have recess though the kids are there 4 days each week from 7:30 - 4pm. As a school for "young black scholars" I find that there is less than 5% minority teachers and none are black men. I find it comical that white teachers are teaching our young black scholars how to be black men even teaching them African songs. I am considering removing my son before his spirit becomes completely broken

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2010
Excellence is great school when it comes to academics and having order. My son showed great impovement with reading, writing and understanding concepts. Even though there are two teachers in a classroom, I believe the school needs more staff. The teachers, admistrators and other staff are over worked. They work extremely long hours. I also noticed a fairly high turnover rate with in the last two years. There is only one social worker for the whole school, one dean for grades k-5. Special needs children who have social, emotional or behavior disabilities are struggling to suceed because of extreme high behavior expectations. There way of dealing with the issue is suspenion, instead of using some form of therapy and other assistance. All childfren learn differently and need different approaches. Generally it's a good school but does need some changes to accommodate all children in the neigborhood. It's not for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Dedicated scholars, parents, teachers and faculty!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I love Excellence Charter School-Bed Stuy because it has a varied curriculum that focuses not only on core subjects but also on developing students to have a strong sense of belonging and being valued as individuals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Because the school is helping our bright young boys to become great men.

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Excellence Charter School is a great school because the admistration and teachers care and pay close attention to each scholars learning style and adjust accordingly while producing well rounded citizens. EBCS also makes parents responsible for their childs experience and education. Which is of course the way it should be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
At Excellence Charter school my son is learning to push forward, not to settle for less for nothing but the best. He is learning to be afraid of hard work. He is learning to be a gentleman. Excellence charter school has taught my son not limit himself. He likes to think, to read, to ask questions. I sometimes feel like Im going back to school. They hold us accountable as well as the children. I love it. I will be sad when he graduates, but with that being said I know he will be prepared for the bigger challenges.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
EBCS provides the type of education that was once available to all NYC children in public school. Today's public schools are overcrowded, understaffed and underequipped to prepare students for high school, college and beyond but EBCS does all of that and more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Excellence Charter School has the forward thinking curriculum that prepares elementary school age children to be our next leaders. The focus on kids as 'scholars' and the emphasis placed on college is the best in New York City.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
I love that a charter school is right here in the heart of Bed-Stuy. A great school that is concerned with discipline. I love it.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 15, 2010
Excellence Charter School is truly uncommon in its steadfast commitment to 'right is right' when it comes to education. This is the only teaching environment I've worked in that truly defines the idea of 'No child Left behind'. It's a supportive place for teachers and learners alike.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 14, 2010
Excellence Charter provides great academic programs for boys in grades K-6 that helps their fundementals. Its also has an dynamic afterschool program to help the boys release a lot of tention after a rigorous school day. This school is a also a great safe haven for the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Being a proud parent of an Excellence Boys 4th grade scholar is such a blessing and a privilege! To see what Mr. Sawicki and the faculty are doing with our young boys is simply amazing. To be a part of it all is a bit overwhelming at times to see how much our boys have grown academicaly and socially. No one is perfect and I thank God for Excellence!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Excellent focus on learning and giving the students the tools to not only excel at the present time, but in the future. they give the student the chance and the ability to be more than society expects from them. I do not believe that you can ask for anything more from a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
It teaches your children the old fashion way. Not only do they stress academics but how to be a man in todays world.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
I can't stop praising the job Mr. Sawicki is doing with my grandson and the other boys.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
I am a art volunteer there and I am very impressed by their behavior and knowledge. They are a really great bunch!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
I see good work that my god-son does, and how articulate he is. They are helping us to raise a well grounded young man.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2010
I noticed that they are understanding their school work and they are learning to great people skills.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2010
Excellence is a great school living up to its standards, The school may be strict but every scholar is above average because EXCELLENCE has such a strong emphasis on education!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Excellence genuinely cares about its students; who are the future.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
This school is a place that gives boys a chance to learn and grow in a nurturing environment. The staff is very supportive and want to help these future leaders of America.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
It is by far the best environment for boys to be trained to Excel not only in Acadamics, but in Character and Life Skills that will stay with them thoughout their lives.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Excellence Boys Charter School is academically excellent, but more than that, it is culturally excellent. The school is a family and it teaches our children to be proud of who they are and to create an aura of excellence around themselves. Mediocrity is not something that our children are familiar with. Excellence also teaches its parents to do better and be better. We are one big family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
At Excellence, a name that says it all, the commitment to success starts at the top. Academically, my three boys are challenged, engaged and able to maintain a high level of excitement about school and its demands. Socially, my children and I have forged relationships that will last a lifetime. Excellence is helping to prepare my children to live full enriching lives. I can t ask for anything more in a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
I am a proud parent of an Excellence scholar. My son was one of the first boys to attend Excellence Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant when they first opened there doors back in August of 2005. He came in as a kindergartener and he will be graduating as an 8th grader. He will be apart of the second graduating class in 2013. I'm not going to say that we are perfect, because we are not. We have our ups and downs, but through it all we always come out on top.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
The name says it all. Excellence Charter School for Boys of Bed-Stuy. My grandson has been there since the beginning and you can see the maturity of his ways and as well the silliness of being a young male. The school teaches and reaches for excellence from all their students. They may push hard but in the end these boys will grow into fine young men with a purpose to obtain their goals, dedication to succeed in life and excellence in whatever they decide to do when they finish college.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
Why do you love Excellence Charter School-Bed Stuy?It is everything you could ever want from a school!! They expect nothing but excellence from the students and now the students expect nothing but excellence from themselves!!They offer academics and enrichment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Great School! Tough but Fair!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
The name Excellence says it all they have the policy of no child's left behind and I am very impressed to see it is actually implemented.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Excellence not only provide a quality education, and preparing young men for college, but they are alos teaching them how to deal with society as a whole. They are reaching them in a positive way how to hanle conflicts, and to inter-act socially with different personalities. Some of the boys, including my son doesn't not understand the logic reasoning beheind certain actions, and consequences, but I feel in the long run they'll understand.They will beable to look back ,and appreciate these moments.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Excellence charter epitomize the value of educating children.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2009
Excellence Charter School is just that...Excellence. So sad that when people can't run things they are insulted. This school is successful because the leaders that conceived it and manage it had a mission. That mission is put into action every day and in every aspect of the learning process for our scholars. With all the parent involvement Excellence would be just another failed school..as are so many schools that have too much parent involvement. The field trips given are enough...4-5 trips per year. Keep in mind this is a Charter School which means it is a choice. If you do not want to believe it is a good school... move on. There are plenty people willing to fill the void.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2009
Excellence is absolutely a great school and I would like to see the research on the schools that have soooo much parent involvement. How do those schools compare to Excellence. I know having all boys, that they need structure and discipline in the earlier years so that when they figure out their live purpose, they will be accustomed to the type of discipline needed to accomplish goals. I too, don't trip on the merit system but I also see how it can encourage the boys. I'm sorry, the good so outweighs the 'bad' that the 'bad' is not worth mentioning.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 06, 2008
Excellence is a great school!!!! Our young African- American scholars are destined for greatness,but targeted for destruction. If you are looking for a structured, and disciplined enviroment for your son to achieve academically , enroll your son. Education gives you choices. My son is excited about school every day. I suggest to the parents who find the structure of the school too challenging go visit the juvenile detention centers in NYC.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
Excellence offers an aggressive curriculum for which I would easily give it 5 stars. However its systematic and deliberate way of shutting parents out is very discouaraging and defeating. Personally I have disassociated myself from trying to be involved so as not to feel the sting of the insult. Their numbers are so impressive (nearly 100% of 3rd & 4th Graders passing state exams) that parents will never be allowed 'in.' Recently a demerit system has been implemented that I personally find to defeat the purpose for which it was intended. However, I've been trained enough to know that I don't dare fight it...I just don't stress my son with it. There are other great schools out there and would advise parents to seek those out before enrolling their son into Excellence. It is academically significant, but extremely stressful on the parent and the child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2008
Excellence is a great school in the community of Bedford Stuyvesant. It has very high academic standards but is very strict and has little parent participation due to the administration denying access. Overall it is a great school if you are serious about your child's education. It does offer enrichment programs but lacks field trips and interactive hands on learning. It is not a good school if your child is a free spirit and extremely arts oriented as the environmet does not allow for independent thinking and instead leans toward a more regimented style.

- submitted by a parent
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Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa
225 Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11233
(347) 390-0440
Last modified Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa is a Charter school that serves grades K-10. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesa Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top