Principal's Corner


To the SFE Community,

Hi. I hope everyone is having a good start to the school year. The first marking period is over on Friday, 10/27/17. All assigned work should be in to ensure getting a good marking period grade. Parent and guardians please make sure that your child is studying and keeping up with his or her work. Students, complete all assigned work and make a habit of studying the days notes.

Our staff will continue to send Kinvolved text messages to parents and guardians. Another tool to keep up with your child is through Skedula/Pupilpath. Parents and guardians can keep up with their child's attendance and classwork assignments.

We have started our afterschool program. See Events on this page for details. Open school night will be Thursday, 11/9/17 from 4:30-7:30 and Open School day will be on Friday, 11/10/17 from 1:00-3:00.  Saturday school has started. We have Math, Language and Art class. The hours are 9:00-12:00.

If you have any questions or need to contact me please e mail me at jhousto@schools.nyc.gov or call the school at 718-860-1385.


Jeff Houston

Principal-School for Excellence


Upcoming Events:

  • Afterschool Programs:



    Graphic art (Starts Nov. 6)




    Chess Club




    Cooking Matters



    Graphic arts (Starts Nov. 8)



    SAT Prep

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  • Summer School

    Summer school starts July 10th. The summer school dates are:

    July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

    August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, and the 15th.


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  • July 14th & 17th

    July 14th and 17th, there will be no summer school classes as students will be taking practice Regents examinations.

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  • August 2017 Regents Examination Schedule

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Top Stories

  • First Day of Classes

    On September 7th 2017, All students report for the first day of classes.

    Current Events

2017 - 2018 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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