Award Year: 2018
We provide a safe and nurturing environment where all students are cognitively stimulated by a rigorous curriculum as well as personally motivated by our core values.
- Black/African American: 33%
- White: 1%
- Hispanic: 66%
- ELL: 18%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 96%
Concourse Village Elementary School (CVES) is a 3K-5 public school located in the South Bronx. In September 2013, CVES opened its doors with one goal in mind - closing the achievement gap. Through the hard work and dedication of amazing educators and families, CVES has experienced unprecedented success by creating opportunities that transform children into lifelong learners via precise communication skills as well as reading and critical thinking skills. On any given day, CVES scholars are naturally annotating text, engaging in evidence-based discourse, and leading class lessons. Through the Collaborative Reading Approach developed by Founding Principal Alexa Sorden, CVES scholars are reading at or above grade level. The classroom setting is always buzzing with scholars discussing, planning, exploring, and most of all, thinking critically.
The CVES faculty is made up of passionate educators eager to create the best learning conditions for children, and they work collaboratively to achieve excellence. At CVES, the community believes in working together as "a community of one." They work with one common goal, and that is "excellence for all children."
The CVES community is grounded in their core values of Integrity, Perseverance, Optimism, Willingness, Empathy, and Respect (I-POWER). Students begin the day with the Scholars' Creed of Integrity because affirmation of their success is vital for creating the belief of excellence.