• Welcome to the Buffalo Public Schools Elementary Application Process for the 2022-2023 School Year

     

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    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.

     


     

     

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    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".

     

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    Application Information

     

    In this section you will learn:

    • Application Guidelines
    • Age Requirements
    • Preferences: Sibling, Proximity, Community Schools, and Attendance Boundary

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    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

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    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.

     

     


     

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    Complete an Online or Paper Application

     

     

    WHO SHOULD APPLY?

    BPS Students and New or returning students to the district.

    Please note: The on-time application window is December 8, 2021 to February 11, 2022.

     


     

     Online Application

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    PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER STUDENT.

    If you have any questions about an application you sibmitted, please call us at 716-816-3717.

    EMOJIReminder! Performing Arts online applicants must attach to the application the additional forms below

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    BAVPA Teacher Evaluation Form

    BVPA Recommendation Form

     

    ALL ASSIGNMENTS CARRY A ONE YEAR COMMITMENT

     


     

    Paper Application Download or Pick-up

     

    Download application below:

     

    ENGLISH

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    OTHER LANGUAGES

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    Visit us at the Student Placement Office to complete or drop-off applications.

    33 Ash Street

    Buffalo, NY 14204

     

     ALL ASSIGNMENTS CARRY A ONE YEAR COMMITMENT

    If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school counselor/representative or call the Student Placement Office at 716-816-3717.

     


     

     

    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.