Exceed Upper School
At Exceed Upper 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 are committed to helping our students to not only achieve academically, but also gain access to people and experiences vital to their future success. Many of us frame our work in terms of social justice: we prepare our students to be leaders by asking them to lead, right now.
Serving students in grades 6 through 8, Exceed Upper School is located in Lefferts Garden, 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 High School Placement Coordinator works with each 8th grader to help them find college-preparatory high schools aligned to their unique interests and needs.
- Our students participate in a wide array of enrichment activities — including technology, community health, and physical education.
Meet The Team
At Exceed Upper School our leadership team is a group of committed educators:
Principal: Maureen Ferry
Principal Resident: Manny Algarin
Director of Operations: Amanda Hladky
Academic Coordinator: Joi Frankfort
Academic Manager: Allison Lynch
Dean of Students: Natalie Rodriguez
Culture Coordinator: Kevin Wright
High School Placement Coordinator: Arnelle Johnson
CSD 17, Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn
Opened in 2012
“Explore Schools has put me in the mindset to believe that I can be whatever I want in the future.”
– Jalaiyah, Exceed Charter School Student
All Upper Schools – Contact Information
655 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Email: Jess Baer, DOO at
Phone: (718) 703-4484
188 Rochester Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Email: Veronica Woolley, DOO at
Phone: (718) 771-2090
956 East 82nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11236
Email: Camille Kerr, DOO at
Phone: (347) 289-9555
46 McKeever Place, Brooklyn, NY
Email: Amanda Hladky, DOO at
Phone: (347) 689-0200