• Bilingual Education program:  A Bilingual Education (BE) program is a research-based program comprised of the following instructional components: Language Arts which includes Home and English Language Arts, English as a New Language (ENL) and Bilingual content areas. Each school district that has an enrollment of 20 or more ELLs/MLLs of the same grade level, and all of whom have the same home language (other than English) in a school and/or district, shall provide such students with a BE program. If a BE Program had 15 ELLs/MLLs the previous year it must continue into the next school year.  There are two types of BE Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education Programs, and Dual Language Programs (One-way and Two-way).  In many of our schools we are replacing Transitional Bilingual Programs with Dual-Language Programs as they show the most effectiveness.  

     

    Buffalo Public Schools strives to ensure that all of our students become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. Currently, we have 7 Bilingual Education Programs (Spanish) in the following Schools: 

     

    Name of School 

    Location/Phone# 

    Type of Programs 

    (as of 10/2018) 

    Language Allocation Policy 

    (LAP) 

    PS #3: 

    D’Youville Porter Elementary School, PK - 8 

    255 Porter Avenue 
    Buffalo, NY 14201 

     

    716.816.3120 

    PK – 6: 

    Dual-Language 

    7th & 8th: Bilingual Language Support

     

    50% English 

    50% Spanish 

    Daily 

    PS #30: 

    Frank A. Sedita Elementary 

    School, PK - 8 

    21 Lowell Street 
    Buffalo, NY 14213 

     

    716.816.3220 

    PK – 6: 

    Dual-Language 

    7th & 8th: Bilingual Language Support

     

    50% English 

    50% Spanish 

    Daily 

    PS #33 

    Bilingual Center Elementary School, PK - 8 

    157 Elk Street 
    Buffalo, NY 14210 

     

    716.816.4783 

    PK – 6: 

    Dual-Language 

    7th & 8th: Bilingual Language Support

     

    50% English 

    50% Spanish 

    Daily 

    PS#48@39 

    Elementary School, PK - 2 

    487 High Street 
    Buffalo, NY 14211 

     

    716.816.3240 

    PK – 6:  

    One-way Dual Language 

    90% English 

    10% Spanish 

    (50% English/50% Spanish) by 4th grade 

    PS #64 Frederick Law Olmsted Elementary School, PK - 4 

    874 Amherst Street 
    Buffalo, NY 14216 

     

    716.816.3420 

    PK – 4:  

    Dual Language 

    90% English 

    10% Spanish 

    (50% English/50% Spanish) by 4th grade. 

    PS #76 Elementary School, PK - 8 

    315 Carolina Street 
    Buffalo, NY 14201 

     

    716.816.3848 

    PK – 6: One-way Dual Language 

    7 & 8: Bilingual Language Support

    90% English 

    10% Spanish 

    (50% English/50% Spanish) by 4th grade 

    PS 156 

    Frederick Law Olmsted Elementary School, 5 - 12 

    319 Suffolk Street 
    Buffalo, NY 14215 

     

    716-816-4330 

    Grades 5-8: Dual Language 

    50% English 

    50% Spanish 

    Daily 

    PS 207 Lafayette International High School,  

    9-12 

    370 Lafayette Avenue 
    Buffalo, NY 14213 

     

    716-816-4358 

    Grades 9-12 Bilingual Language Support