The Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (BuffSci) is a tuition-free, college preparatory charter school for grades 7th through 12th dedicated to providing quality education to a diverse body of students in the Buffalo region of New York State. Located in the heart of Buffalo’s downtown business/government sector, BuffSci continually provides a rigorous, innovative and enhanced curriculum – highlighting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – in order to prepare students for successful futures in the global environment. BuffSci maintains high expectations for students and provides varied opportunities for students to gain skills necessary to be competitive in the 21st century marketplace.
Founded in 2004, BuffSci was one of the first charter high schools formed in the City of Buffalo. Responding to the need and community demand, BuffSci was created to provide middle and high school students with a quality education. BuffSci’s program of study aligns with the Common Core Learning Standards and establishes specific, rigorous, manageable and measurable academic standards. The integrated curriculum includes broad training in the humanities, complemented by particular emphasis on STEM subjects and college preparation. BuffSci provides an environment designed to empower each student to become a lifelong learner, equipped with aptitude in self-assessment, goal-setting, critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, collaboration, cooperation, self-discipline and creative expression.