Principal's Corner

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have just begun the 2nd semester and there are some items we would like to address to make your child's education a success.We have made a few changes in some of our students' schedule that may or may not effect your child. These changes were made to benefit our students and help them to reach their educational potential.

All students will be held to the standards set be the NYC DOE and School For Excellence. We expect our students to follow the NYC DOE Disciplinary Code. This web site can provide you with news and all kinds of information regarding the school.

Saturday school starts up again Saturday, March 11th  from 9:00- 12:00. As always we will be offering Math and Language skills, and we have now added Tango and Salsa dancing for both parents and students. We hope we see a few of you Saturday morning. Let us know if you plan on coming or have any questions. Please e-mail our Program Coordinator,  John Banks, a former graduate of SFE, at sfebanks@gmail.com.

On December 1, 2016 our Principal of 6 years, Ms. Carmen Bardeguez Brown, retired. I am now the current Interim Acting Principal.  It is an honor and I promise to do my best to provide the education your child deserves. Any questions please either e-mail me at jousto@schools.nyc.gov, call 718-860-1385 or come by the school.


Jeff Houston
IA Principal SF

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday Classes - 1/21/17

    - Math prep: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
    - ELL Class: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
    - U.S prep: 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
    - Global prep: 10:30 AM -12:00 PM

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2016 - 2017 Bell Schedule

Period 1

8:10 - 9:00 am

Period 2

9:03 - 9:53 am

Period 3

9:56 - 10:46 am

Period 4

10:48 - 11:14 am

(9th & 10th Grade Lunch)

Period 5

11:15 - 12:03 pm

Period 6

12:06 - 12:56 pm

Period 7

12:59 - 1:49 pm

Period 8

1:52 -2:30 pm

(11th & 12th Grade Lunch @ 1:41 pm)

Montefiore School Health Program



Dear Parent/Guardian:


The School For Excellence, in partnership with the Montefiore School Health Program, has a comprehensive health center that is different from the schools nurse's office. The health center provides students with the emergency care and first aid for minor injuries; physical exams for school, sports or working papers, confidential counseling & stress reduction, immunizations, asthma care, nutritional counseling , preventive dental services and more.

To enroll your child in the health center, please download and complete the forms, and provide the following:

  • Parental/Guardian Consent Form
  • Basic Health History Form. All information is kept confidential
  • Include a copy of your child's immunization record
  • Include a copy of insurance information


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