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Excel Charter Academy

  • Grades Offered: Half Day Young 5 K-8
  • Principal: Daniel Bartels
  • Deans: Angie Spears, Ryan Winter
  • Enrollment: 759
  • Transportation: No
  • Onsite Daycare: No
  • Dress Code: Yes
  • Established: 1995
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University
  • Open Enrollment Dates: 9/3/2013-2/28/2014


Founded in 1995, Grand Rapids' Excel Charter Academy is the school that started the revolution! The first of the National Heritage Academies, Excel’s staff members and parents built the curriculum standards and moral focus program that all of NHA’s schools have modeled since.


Operating on a four pillar approach to a well-rounded academic experience, Excel combines rigorous academics with moral focus, while encouraging parental involvement and student responsibility. Excel students progress well above national norms in reading, language usage, and math. Excel’s rigorous academic program is best suited for students who are interested in attending college after completing high school. Students at Excel are challenged to be their best. We are committed to educating our students hearts and minds as we prepare them to be future leaders.


To see how your elementary or middle school child can learn and grow in a superb Grand Rapids area school, visit Excel Charter Academy today.

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4201 Breton Avenue, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512