In this section you will learn:
Preferences: Sibling, Proximity Community Schools, and Attendance Boundary
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.
* New students to the district
* Returning to Buffalo students after being withdrawn
* The window for Current BPS students closed on December 9, 2022.
Learn about BPS Elementary Schools and Programs:
Schools and Program Codes to which your child is eligible to apply
School's start and end times
Program Code Glossary
Apply for school year 2023-2024:
Apply In Person
New Or Returning Students Only
The window for current BPS students closed on December 9, 2023
Complete a 2023 - 2024 Elementary Application in person at:
Student Placement & Registration
33 Ash St.
Buffalo, NY 14204
Student Placement & Registration will run random computerized lotteries to fill seats in grades 3Y - 8.
Assignments and wait pool letters will be mailed to families in Spring 2023 for applications submitted on or before December 9, 2022.
NOTE: If you are interested in applying to a Charter School, please contact the specific school directly.
Result letters will be mailed to families Spring 2023 for applications submitted on or before
December 2, 2022 December 9, 2022.
NOTE: ALL ASSIGNMENTS CARRY A ONE-YEAR COMMITMENT