Exceed Lower School
Our instructional program is based on the belief that all students can meet high expectations when provided the right environment and resources to achieve.
We work to be truly inclusive – and put this value into action building strong relationships among our staff, students and families.
Serving students in kindergarten through 5th grade, Exceed Lower Charter School is located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (CSD 17).
- Our Common Core aligned curricula emphasizes critical thinking and rigor, helping our students develop the skills they need for college-preparatory high schools.
- Our school day and year are extended to provide students with 25% more instructional time than a traditional public school.
- Our students participate in a wide array of enrichment activities — including art, music, science and physical education weekly.
Meet The Team
At Exceed Lower School, our leadership team is a group of committed educators:
Principal: LaKiesha George
Director of Operations: Emily Spine
Academic Director (K-2): Lanesha Pugh
Academic Director (3-5): Vickki Hill
Special Populations Coordinator: Audrey Davis
Dean of Students: Tor Watts
- Want to take a tour of Exceed Lower? We have open house and information sessions available on October 31st, November 14th, and December 5th from 8am to 9am. Stop by the main office to schedule an alternative date, we can also be reached at (718) 989-6702.
- Our 2019-2020 calendar is now available! Please follow the link to view upcoming dates for the school year.
CSD 17, Crown Heights Brooklyn
Opened in 2012
“Explore Schools means a place for me to learn and have fun and to be myself. I get a good education to help me get to a college-preparatory high school. I can learn and be successful here.”
– Nairobee, Exceed Charter School Student
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655 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Email: Calvin Massiah, DOO at
Phone: (718) 703-4484
188 Rochester Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Email: Benjamin Knight, DOO at
Phone: (718) 771-2090
1077 Remsen Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11236
Email: Claudia Tjong, DOOR at
Phone: (718) 303-3245
443 St. Marks Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11238
Email: Emily Spine, DOO at
Phone: (718) 989-6702