Principal's Corner


Dear Parents and Guardians,

We at the School For Excellence hope you have been enjoying the summer and, like us, are looking forward to the new school year. We welcome our new students and welcome back our returning students. The first day of classes for the 2017-18 school year is Thursday, September 7th and classes begin at 8:10 AM. Please remember we are a scanning school so make sure your child arrives early. Cell phones will be collected upon entrance and returned at the end of the school day. Your child should have a loose leaf binder with paper or spiral notebook with six sections. Please make sure your child also has a pen and a pencil.

This year the school will continue using Kinvolved to communicate with parents and guardians. Kinvolved allows school staff to communicate with you via text message, so please make sure we have your correct phone number on file. Also, the school will continue to use Pupil Path which allows parents/ guardians to access their child’s grades in all classes.

Some resources for your child to access over the summer to help them get a jump on the coming school year are:

-IXL Math is a software program used in our Math classes and we encourage students to go to the following web site and get acquainted with the program by practicing questions  https://www.ixl.com/math/algebra-1. Geometry for 11th-12th grade is also available.

-Newsela is a website that contains various news articles and stories about a host of subjects. Many of the articles offer Spanish translations. This website is free to join. https://newsela.com/join/

Have your child work on these programs throughout the rest of the summer. The School For Excellence places literacy as a high priority and we encourage our students to always be reading. Because of this we highly recommend your child finds a grade level independent reading book that he or she would enjoy reading for the remainder of the summer. The New York City Department of Education provides book lists for different grade levels at the following web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/NYCReads365. The school website has additional information and can be found at: www.Schoolforexcellence.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 718-860-1385 or email me at jhousto@schools.nyc.gov

Thank you and we look forward to working with you and your child this year,



Jeff Houston. 

Principal, SFE


Upcoming Events

  • 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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    Current Events

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


English Application:



Spanish Application: