Exceed Upper School

Our Program

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).

School Highlights

  • 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
Special Populations Coordinator:
John Gergerian
Dean of Students: Primos Cobb

Fast Facts

172 Students

Grades 6-8

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

Explore Upper

Located at:
655 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Email: Jess Baer, DOO at
Phone: (718) 703-4484

Empower Upper

Located at:
188 Rochester Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Email: Veronica Woolley, DOO at
Phone: (718) 771-2090

Excel Upper

Located at:
956 East 82nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11236

Email: Camille Kerr, DOO at
Phone: (347) 289-9555

Exceed Upper

Located at:
46 McKeever Place, Brooklyn, NY

Email: Amanda Hladky, DOO at
Phone: (347) 689-0200

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Brooklyn, NY 11201

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