Bronx Charter School for Excellence

Bronx Charter School for Excellence logo

The Bronx Charter School for Excellence (BCSE) creates a supportive and caring environment with high expectations for all students. The school has built a community of learners that has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

As part of the Excellence Community Schools charter network, Bronx Excellence prepares young scholars to compete for admission to and succeed in top public, private, and parochial high schools by cultivating their intellectual, artistic, social, emotional, and ethical development. The school offers a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum, which, at the earliest of grades, has an eye toward college preparation. Families are deeply involved in student success, as teachers and school leaders get to know each and every student and their backgrounds. Parents and guardians are given the tools to support their children’s success. The school community amplifies the mantra “RISE UP.” It stands for Bronx Excellence’s core values: Respect, Integrity, Success, Etiquette, Unity, and Pride.

A strong mentor-mentee relationship is built into the model of supporting new teachers. You will have ample professional development opportunities to improve your practice, along with camaraderie and support from colleagues. As you grow in your career, Bronx Excellence provides ways to expand your leadership skills and help you build an even greater impact on your students. Known as a beacon in the neighborhood and a vehicle for positive change in New York, Bronx Excellence is a true community school committed to the academic success of all learners.

Student Population

44.6% Black
31.9% Hispanic
23.1% Asian
.4% White

98%

High Schoolers Passed 2017 Regents Exams
1st Charter School in the Bronx to Receive National Blue Ribbon Award

89%

4th and 8th Grade Girls Proficient in Science

Charter Initiatives

  • Department of High School Placement. This was created to ensure students are on the right path to achieving excellence. The department provides a roadmap for scholars to explore all of the options available to them at the secondary level.
  • Family and Community Engagement. Through its signature “Build a Bronx” campaign, Bronx Excellence commits to the surrounding community. It works to develop the talent that exists in the neighborhood and invest in the community.
  • STEM Innovations. By 2024, all Excellence Community Schools will have a computer science presence at every grade level. In so doing, the network will introduce roughly 5000 scholars to its computer science curriculum and teach them how to be efficient programmers.

The Details

As a teacher resident, you’ll be a teacher fellow in your content area. This means you’ll work alongside another teacher and gain responsibility throughout the year.

During Residency Year

Estimated Stipend/Wage
$25,000
Health Insurance Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
Start Dates VIRTUAL: End of June 2020
ON-GROUND: End of August 2020


After Residency Year

Job After Graduation Teacher (Full-Time) After successful completion of the program, you will have a job waiting for you as a teacher at Bronx Excellence. In exchange for providing a master’s subsidy, and funding to offset your living expenses during your residency year, Bronx Excellence requires you to make a commitment to teach there for at least two years after earning your degree.

The job placement offer is provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee job placement.

Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree Varies by experience; $60,000 minimum

The figures above are estimates provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee these amounts.

 We know that the benefits of creating a more diverse teacher workforce are widespread; they are long-lasting, and they are life-changing.

Diana Turk
Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency,
NYU Steinhardt

 We built this program from the ground up, and [the faculty] all agreed on starting with the ideas of building community and understanding identity.

Heather Woodley
Co-Director of NYU Teacher Residency; Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education,
NYU Steinhardt

 Whether you aspire to become a special education teacher in an integrated co-teaching classroom or a US history teacher for Advanced Placement students, this program offers the skills needed to connect with, engage, empower, challenge, and reach all of your students.

Diana Turk
Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency,
NYU Steinhardt