Students work with Blacc Vanilla to beautify city

Students have contributed their time to help make the city of Newburgh a better place by volunteering at a community foundation known as Blacc Vanilla. The Blacc Vanilla Community Foundation is a non profit enterprise which looks to bring people together to make a stronger community. The Blacc Vanilla Community Foundation (also known as BVCF)…

Global to Local Students visit Cambodia!

This summer, twelve Excelsior Academy students traveled to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia to study how shared public spaces are used to heal from trauma and to learn from grassroots activists about making positive social change.  You can read about their trip and see pictures and videos here. You can also read an…

Excelsior Academy Student Earns top EAGLE SCOUT Ranking

  By students: Allishon Nieto, Mark Santos, Samira Karim-Duran, and Aidan Stroud The Eagle Scouts have 92 years serving the community and teaching dignity and leadership to kids and teenagers. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, one must have dedicated his time, effort and resources to bettering communities and neighborhoods. The main goal of…

Join us for Hour of Code

Excelsior Academy will host its annual Hour of Code this Monday,  December 4th…come out and join us! If your child is interested in learning about the art of coding, come step into the world of computer science. Children can learn basic block coding and participate in a tutorial on robotics with a real Dash Robot….

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is an annual event that allows anyone from any ages to learn how to code. Excelsior Academy will be hosting the Hour of Code from 5:30-8:30. There will be three different hours you may come in for, 5:30-6:30, 6:30-7:30, and 7:30-8:30. At our event, you can learn block coding, javascript, and many…

Excelsior Wins Flyte Award

The Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) has announced a partnership with Excelsior Academy’s Global to Local. In an effort to support Newburgh students as they build leadership skills to become positive change agents in our community, FLYTE will provide funding and travel support for fifteen students and four chaperones from the Newburgh…

Letters to the next President

With the upcoming elections season our students recently decided to engage in our democracy by writing letters to the next President of the United States.  Some of them decided to use multimedia instead of text, but no matter which medium they used the messages are powerful and brilliantly delivered.  They have been posted to the…

Global to Local

By immersing students in another culture to volunteer for positive social change, they will be better prepared to look critically at their own community and work to make it a better place.  We are seeking to provide our students with the opportunity to do just that. Global service-learning provides students with an opportunity to learn…

P-Tech Film Festival

A group of students in Excelsior Academy will be creating a video highlighting the work that we have been doing over the past three years to enter in the NYS P-Tech Film Festival.  Join us on Wednesdays after school!

Excelsior Gear is Back!

We are placing a new order for excelsior gear at the end of September.  If you would like to place an order for your shirts please use the attached order form and return to Mr. Harvey by Friday October 7th. Excelsior SWAG Order Form

Habitat Walk

On Sunday, April 17 Excelsior Academy students attended the Habitat for Humanity Walk for housing. At the event, we were separated into groups and helped to clean Grand Street. We removed garbage from sidewalks, the streets, under cars, etc. After the event, we had a BBQ.

Excelsior at the Mini Maker Space

Excelsior Academy robotics club assisted with a mini maker space event at Newburgh Free Library. We brought along our robot, The Rothmanator, as well as five Arduino kits. Some of the Arduinos were programmed to do things like control servos, the others were left open so the public could come in and try making something on their own. We had a great time and can’t wait until the next one.