Principal's Corner


To the SFE Community,

 Please be advised that all NYC public schools will be closed for Mid-Winter Recess, February 16, 2018- February 25, 2018.  School will resume on Monday, February 26, 2018 Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation. 

The second semester has started. Any student who did not do well in the first semester should seek help from their teachers and guidance counselors. It is not too late to pass the class by handing in the schoolwork that is owed from the first semester but time is running out. Parents and guardians, please make sure that your child is studying and keeping up with his or her work. Students, should complete all assigned work and should be studying over the vacation.

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

Your child has access on our online IXL Math website at IXL.com. They have been given a User Name and Password.  We have also sent the IXL User name and Password through kinvolved text to the parents and guardians of our students.This is a great tool for students to use to improve their math skills. Students should be using this online website throughout the vacation.



Jeff Houston

Principal-School for Excellence


Upcoming Events:

  • Regents Exams - January 2018

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  • 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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February 15, 2018

Dear Families,

I write today with a heavy heart after the school shooting in Broward County, Florida.

I am heartbroken for the students and families directly impacted. I also feel for the many families and students across the country – including here in New York City – who see what happened in Florida and may be fearful about their safety in schools.

It is our job to ensure that every school is a safe haven for our children and families.

I want to assure you that the Department of Education works in lockstep with the NYPD to keep all students and school staff safe – both physically and emotionally. We have a standing requirement that all schools conduct safety drills, including one between February 2 and March 15, and principals will also be reviewing the individual safety protocol for their school buildings with school staff. I’ve asked our educators to also discuss why they are conducting these drills and what their purpose is with the entire school community. Additionally, within our classrooms, I have asked educators to engage in the challenging questions and conversations about tragedies like this one. It is important that we have these conversations at school and at home, and to always remind our children that they are safe in our schools and that we will do everything within our power to keep it that way.


Office of the Chancellor

52 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10007

212 374 0200 Tel

212 374 5588 Fax



Office of the Chancellor

52 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10007

212 374 0200 Tel

212 374 5588 Fax

Office of the Chancellor

52 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10007

212 374 0200 Tel

212 374 5588 Fax




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


English Application:



Spanish Application: