Welcome to the Buffalo Public Schools Elementary Application Process for the 2022-2023 School Year
Buffalo Public Schools is a district of "Choice" with 42 elementary schools that offer families a wide variety of educational programs designed to meet the academic interest and needs of students. The Schools of Choice process maximizes choices for parents and their children by enabling them to choose from any school in the District. Families have the option to apply to a school down the street from their home or anywhere in the city that they are eligible for and where seats are available.
Steps to the Elementary Application Process
Important! Please read each step of the Application Process. Review "Step1" and "Step2" before completing the application on "Step3".
In this section you will learn:
- Application Guidelines
- Age Requirements
- Preferences: Sibling, Proximity, Community Schools, and Attendance Boundary
Learn about BPS Elementary Schools and Programs:
In this section you will find the following:
- Schools and Program Codes to which your child is eligible to apply
- Schools' address
- Uniform policy
- Schools' start and end times
- Program Code Glossary
APPLICATION TIP: Write down your school choices and program codes in order of preference on a sheet of paper. You will need this information when you select your schools/programs in Step 3.
Note: If the incorrect program code is selected for any of your school choices, that choice will not be considered.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
New or Returning Students
Complete the Application Process in Person at:
Student Placement and Registration
33 Ash St. Buffalo, NY 14204
You will need to complete the application and the registration packet.
MPORTANT! Please bring all the documents needed with your application listed in the link below:
ALL ASSIGNMENTS CARRY A ONE-YEAR COMMITMENT
Paper Application Download or Pick-up
Download application below:
ALL ASSIGNMENTS CARRY A ONE YEAR COMMITMENT
Student Placement & Registration will run random computerized lotteries to fill seats in grades 3Y – 8. Assignment and wait pool letters will be mailed to families in late Spring/early Summer 2022 for applications submitted on or before February 11, 2022.
Note: If you are interested in applying to a Charter School, you will need to contact that specific school directly.