The classrooms of Excellence Girls provide students with a combination of joy, rigor, and hard work every day. Students are taught that hard work is a pre-requisite for success. Excellence Girls ensures that all students receive a well-rounded education that will prepare them to succeed in college preparatory high schools and in college. Our rigorous curriculum offers over two hours of literacy instruction and ninety minutes of math instruction every day, in addition to science, history, and enrichment.
The Excellence Girls program has a strong focus on literacy instruction:
Excellence Girls is committed to ensuring that each and every student receives a rigorous college preparatory education. We have a longer school day (7:15 AM – 4:00 PM) and a longer school year to allow for more learning time. We provide extensive instruction in the core academic subjects as well as enrichment opportunities and a focus on character education. This arrangement allows for more instructional time than that provided by NYC district schools each year.
Excellence Girls depends upon a staff of smart, committed, and experienced individuals who work tirelessly to achieve outstanding academic results in their classrooms. Our teachers have unapologetically high academic and behavioral expectations for all scholars. Excellence Girls is committed to providing our teachers with a competitive compensation package and the necessary tools to succeed and grow professionally. Every Friday, Excellence Girls dismisses early (at 1:30 PM) so that teachers have ample time each week to reflect on and improve instruction to meet the individual needs of their scholars.
The path to and through college can be a long and arduous climb. To get our students through the long climb to college, Excellence Girls Middle Academy instills in our students the personal qualities they will need to succeed. Our students follow, and families are expected to support, the school’s Code of Conduct. Students wear uniforms and are expected to uphold the school’s Creed Values: Tenacity, Integrity, Leadership, Excellence, and Sisterhood.