Contact Information & School Hours

Address:333 East 135th Street, Bronx, New York 10454
Hours:7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Transportation:South Bronx Classical II is easily accessible from the 6 train and the Bx15, Bx21, Bx32, Bx33 buses. Classical provides bussing to all current scholars. Please contact Operations for more information. 

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Quick Facts

Current Grades: K-8
Opened In: 2013
2023 ELA State
Exam Pass Rate:
Number of Scholars: 299
District: District 7
Student to
Teacher Ratio:
2023 Math State
Exam Pass Rate:
I chose South Bronx Classical II for my two children because I wanted them to have the best education. Also, since they’ve been accepted the curriculum has been outstanding over the years. I love the support I get from staff, especially the deans. They treat us like family and my children love going to school to see their teachers. For the past three years, I’ve been part of the SBC II family.
Ms. Armstrong
South Bronx Classical II Parent
I chose this school because it seemed like the best fit for my son, who has always shown an interest in learning. I’ve stuck with this school because as my son has grown and developed, he has been supported and his needs have been met. The teachers and staff have always been extremely knowledgeable, kind, and understanding. I will continue to be invested in this school because it has shown it’s worth the time and dedication.
Ms. Barnes
South Bronx Classical II Parent
South Bronx Classical II is an outstanding school. This school provides consistent support, structure, and encouragement towards excellence. Both the educators and administrative staff are there to ensure the students are reaching their highest potential in both self-growth and academic achievement. They are taught the importance of respect and appropriate behavior through example and guidance.
Ms. Rosario
South Bronx Classical II Parent
This school is respected by many parents, such as myself. I have always found the school staff to be both professional and helpful. I believe in their mission and feel that they provide the best educational experience for each student.
Ms. Rosario
South Bronx Classical II Parent

South Bronx Classical School II

Meet The Staff

Mx. Gradess

School Director
St. Lawrence University

Sam Gradess joined Classical Charter Schools in 2019 as an Instructional Coach. After two years of successful coaching and curriculum development, they served as Director of Summer Learning Academy where they directed the only dual learning summer program in Classical’s history.  After taking on this role, Mx. Gradess added to their commitment by joining Classical’s School Leader Fellowship, after which they were promoted to School Director. Prior to joining Classical, Mx. Gradess worked in education programming in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Afghanistan.  As an educator, with a particular passion for mathematics education, Mx. Gradess taught in one of few New York State classrooms that achieved 100% of scholars getting a 4 on math state tests. They attended St. Lawrence University, graduating with honors in psychology and French and hold a Masters and Professional Certification in Elementary General and Special Education.

Instructional Coaches


Ms. Adelson

Instructional Coach

Pennsylvania State University


Ms. Diaz

Instructional Coach

Vassar College



Ms. Edwards-Johnson

Dean Team Leader / Dean of Students

Northwestern University


Mr. Montalto

Dean of Students

Keene State College


Mr. James

Dean of Students

Brooklyn College



Mr. Montiel

Operations Manager

Manhattan College


Ms. Canela

Operations Associate

City College Of New York


Ms. Rivera

Operations Assistant

Monroe College

Kindergarten Team


Ms. Zagreda

Grade Team Leader / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Binghamton University


Ms. Roland

Classroom Teacher / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

CUNY Hunter


Mr. Guzman

Associate Teacher

CUNY York College

Brown SBC 2

Ms. Brown

Associate Teacher

Morgan State University

First Grade Team


Ms. Song

Grade Team Leader / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Villanova University

Ms. Georges

Classroom Teacher

University at Albany

Second Grade Team


Ms. Papageorgiou

Grade Team Leader / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Ramapo College of New Jersey


Mr. Rosadio

Classroom Teacher / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Columbia University

Third Grade Team


Ms. Francis

Grade Team Leader / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

St. John's University


Ms. Ramjan

Classroom Teacher / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Purdue University

Brown SBC 2 3rd

Ms. Brown

Learning Specialist / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Saint Peter’s University

Fourth Grade Team


Ms. Maffia

Grade Team Leader / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Duquesne University


Ms. Haq

Classroom Teacher / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Hunter College


Mr. Sickinger

Learning Specialist / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fifth Grade Team


Ms. Starks

Grade Team Leader / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Carleton College


Ms. Vanecko

Classroom Teacher / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Fordham University


Ms. Chalmers

Learning Specialist

City College of New York

Multi-Grade Learning Specialists


Ms. Cafarchio

Multi-Grade Learning Specialist

University of Pittsburgh


Ms. Peart

Multi-Grade Learning Specialist / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

The City College of New York


Ms. Edwards

Multi-Grade Learning Specialist / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Clark Atlanta University

Specials Team


Mr. Alvarez

Music Teacher /
Music Team Leader

Tufts University


Ms. Ansell

Art Teacher

Fashion Institute of Technology


Mr. Bilius

Fitness Teacher

Adrian College

Scholar Services Team


Mr. Richman

SST Manager / Special Education Teacher / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

Northwestern University


Ms. Clark

Special Education Teacher / ClassiCorps Teaching Fellow

University of Tennessee


Mr. Miller

Special Education Teacher

Lynn University


Ms. Shinbaum

Speech & Language Pathologist

University of Wisconsin


Ms. Ongyaco

Speech & Language Pathologist

Northwestern University


Ms. Prokos

School Counselor

Johns Hopkins University


Ms. French

School Psychologist

Ithaca College


Ms. Clonts

At Risk Learning Specialist

Marymount Manhattan College

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Classical Charter Schools is 4x recipient of the National Blue Award for Excellence. We offer busing to and from school, free tutoring, after-school programs and additional programs to support children to become well-rounded individuals.
Enrollment applications open November 1st at all four schools in the South Bronx. Apply now, before spaces run out.   Please see the memo from our Executive Director about our 2022 State test results.
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