Building Excellent Schools (BES) is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving the academic achievement of underserved students in our nation’s urban centers. We accomplish this by starting and sustaining charter schools of excellence through a range of offerings, including our flagship program, the nationally renowned BES Fellowship.
To date, BES has established more than 50 schools in 20 cities in 12 states and the District of Columbia and served nearly 20,000 students from families with household incomes at or below the poverty line.
The Prep Schools are select members of the Building Excellent Schools network. And, due to the result of our long standing record of high academic achievement, The Prep Schools belong to an even more select subset of these schools known as the Excellent Schools Network. Members of the Excellent Schools Network (ESN) are in a class by themselves. Through the ESN, Building Excellent Schools publicly recognizes and strategically supports the urgent work and promising growth of its highest performing schools.
We, at The Prep Schools, had the pleasure of hosting educational powerhouse Sue Walsh and her group of Fellows to our schools on Monday, March 4th. These Fellows will open new and innovative charter schools across the country from Boston to Los Angeles. They traveled to Cleveland to learn from our existing campus and our newly founded campus. They were able to see in reality what is only an idea on paper to them now. A highly effective, well designed school experience for the underserved and undereducation youth of our nation’s urban centers.
It was truly an honor and a pleasure to give back to a network that has given us so much in our development as a school network. Thank you Sue, and good luck Fellows!