School II opened in August 2013 in the Mott Haven area of the Bronx. It currently serves 315 scholars in grades K—5 and will expand one grade every year through 2020. It is collocated with PS 154. Leena Gyftopoulos serves as the School Director and plans to build on the success of SBCCS I by providing the same proven approach to more students.
333 East 135th StreetBronx, New York 10454
Leena Gyftopoulos is a founding staff member, joining prior to the school’s opening. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a major of Economics, Ms. Gyftopoulos was a founding member of the MATCH Corps at MATCH Charter School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she spent a year tutoring and providing academic support to high school students. MATCH is one of the nation’s most successful high schools. Before joining South Bronx Classical as Operations Manager, Ms. Gyftopoulos attended NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.