South Bronx Classical Charter School I

School I opened in 2006 in the Longwood area of the Bronx. It now serves 430 scholars in grades K-8. It is collocated with two middle schools, Entrada Academy and IS 217.  Directed by Lester Long, it is currently the top performing non-CMO charter school in the city.

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Location

Address

977 Fox Street
Bronx, New York 10459

Phone & Fax

phone: 718-860-4340
fax: 718-860-4125

Administration

Mr. Long
Founder and Executive Director
Dartmouth College

Lester Long graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993, where he majored in Economics, while also concentrating in Government. Immediately thereafter, he started his career in investment banking, rising from an entry level analyst to Vice President within six years, and working for firms such as Societe Generale and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Long specialized in executing corporate debt, collateralized lending, and asset-backed transactions worldwide, including doing business in Europe, Thailand, and Japan. With a desire to share his success, he began a second career teaching elementary school in the South Bronx through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, which places accomplished professionals from other fields in the City’s most under-performing schools. During his four years in the New York City public school system, Mr. Long taught literacy, mathematics, music, and physical education to general and special education students of all grades. While teaching during the day, he earned a Master’s in Elementary Education from Hunter College at night.

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