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:
Interim Principal: Marcus Findlay
Principal Resident: Aisha Lubin
Academic Director (K-2): Vickki Hill
Special Populations Director: Audrey Davis
Special Populations Manager: Lauren Bowden
Director of Operations: Alicia Smith
Dean of Students: Claudinette Fetus
- Want to take a tour of Exceed Lower? We have open house and information sessions available. Stop by the main office to schedule a date, we can also be reached at (718) 989-6702.
- Our 2022-2023 calendar is now available! Please follow the link to view upcoming dates for the school year.
- We welcome members of the community to attend our scheduled board meetings. All meetings begin at 6:00PM unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda.
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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