Excel Lower School

Our Program

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 proud that our students outperform students in both the city and the state on exams. But just as essential as academic rigor is our students’ joy.

Excel Lower Charter School is a K–4 public school in Canarsie, Brooklyn (CSD 18).

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 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 music, science and physical education weekly.

Meet The Team 

At Excel Lower School, our leadership team is a group of committed educators:

Principal: Anna Bear Dallis
Director of Operations Resident: Claudia Tjong
Academic Coordinator: Marisa Forbes-Ingram
Academic Coordinator: Kristin Jefferson
Special Populations Coordinator: Shaniece Hammond
Dean of Students:
Heather Mitchel

Fast Facts

291 Students

Grades K-4

CSD 18, Canarsie Brooklyn

Opened in 2011

“Excel is a school that can get me where I need to be academically and bring me success with confidence.”

– Tamia, Excel Student

All Lower Schools

Explore Lower

Located at:
655 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Email: Calvin Massiah, DOO at
Phone: (718) 703-4484

Empower Lower

Located at:
188 Rochester Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Email: Benjamin Knight, DOO at
Phone: (718) 771-2090

Excel Lower

Located at:
1077 Remsen Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11236

Email: Claudia Tjong, DOOR at
Phone: (718) 303-3245

Exceed Lower

Located at:
443 St. Marks Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11238

Email: Emily Spine, DOO at
Phone: (718) 989-6702

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