Principal's Corner

 To the SFE Community,


 Welcome back!


 We are excited and look forward to a successful and productive year.  We are all partners in this educational journey and together we will continue to make the School for Excellence a safe, secure and welcoming place to learn and grow. Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 5th.  Please ensure that your child comes to school every day and arrives at school on time.

 We expect all students to be prepared for school work on the first day. Students should have a pen and pencil, a loose-leaf binder with paper and dividers for all subject areas. All classroom teachers will let their students know what they expect in their classes.

 As per Department of Education rules, cell phone and other electronic devices are not permitted in school. These items will be confiscated by security at the door upon entering the school and given back at the end of the day. In addition, students should dress appropriately while attending school. For more information check our school website at www.schoolforexcellence.org, to get information regarding your child’s classwork and school events. Also, as per DOE rules, students are NOT allowed to wear do-rags in school.

 Our school campus has the services of a fully staffed Montefiore clinic with full services.  Please visit our website to read more about this great service and to download an application. Also, our 2018-2019 school’s schedule is included on the website along with various other school-related items.

We will strive to continue to make the School for Excellence a safe, secure and welcoming place to learn and grow. We want your children to continue to take advantage of our programs by participating in our extended day, evening and weekend activities.  Of course, we cannot do this without your help and support. Please make sure your son/daughter comes to school each and every day.  Talk to them about their teachers, subject classes and homework. 

 Finally, my door is always open and together we will continue our mission of providing your children with the education that will make them prepared for the challenges of college and careers of the 21st century.





Jeff Houston

Principal-School for Excellence


Upcoming Events:

  • Senior Pictures October 4th

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  • Open School Night

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Wednesday, September 26th


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  • First day of school:

    Wednesday, September 5th is the first day of school 

    Rosh Hashana September 10th and 11th No School


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  • August 2018 Examination Schedule

    Click on the link to open.

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  • Summer School Starts July 9th

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  • CPR Training 4/23/18

    SFE is offering CPR Training at 4:00 on Monday April 23, 2018. Our SLT meeting will follow.

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What's New In The DOE

2018 - 2019 Bell Schedule

Period 1

8:10 - 9:00 am

Period 2

9:02-9:52 am

Period 3

9:54- 10:44 am

Period 4

10:46- 11:24 am

(9th, 10th & 11th Grade Lunch)

Period 5

11:26- 12:06 pm

Period 6

12:06 - 12:46 pm

Period 7

12:48- 1:38

Period 8

1:40 -2:30 pm(12th Grade Lunch)  


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:


Our Partners


Student Extacurricular Activities