Principal's Corner


To the SFE Community,


We would like to wish all those in the School for Excellence community a Happy Holiday.

Please be advised that all NYC public schools will be closed for Winter Recess (including Christmas and New Year’s Day), December 25, 2017, through January 1, 2018.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and blessed holiday season and a fruitful New Year.  Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation. 

 The third marking period has started. Any student who did not do well in the first two marking periods should seek help from their teachers and guidance counselors. It is not too late the pass the class for the semester. 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. 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:

  • 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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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: