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About Us

Excelsior Preparatory High School is located on the 3rd floor of the Springfield Gardens Campus, in south Queens New York. We were founded in 2004, by the Institute of Student Achievement.


To create and foster a Pre-College and S.T.E.A.M Academy that provides equitable educational outcomes for all students who attend Excelsior Preparatory High School.

Mission Statement

Excelsior provides all students, who walk through our doors, with a culturally responsive and academically rigorous secondary experience that leverages the Excelsior Preparatory values of Perseverance, Achievement, Scholarship and Service while using instructional approaches that support students in becoming actively aware of their thinking processes. Our Scholars will engage curricula curated by expert instructors that focus on the S.T.E.A.M Disciplines, Post-Secondary Disciplines, Career Readiness and Social Emotional Intelligence Development. Following these pathways, Excelsior graduates will be tomorrow's thought leaders, critical thinkers and problem solvers.


Instructional Focus

To Improve Literacy Across The Disciplines Through Writing, Reading and Critical Thinking.

Core Values