How do I apply for Middle School Prep and High School Prep?

  1. Check your eligibility. An applicant must:
  • Be currently enrolled in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade
  • Maintain a B average in all core subject areas (English, math, etc.)
  • Live in a household where the total income does not exceed $65,000 per year
  • Be a student of color
  1. Attend an information session.
  2. Complete and submit an application along with all necessary documents required.

High School Prep applicants also have to take an admissions test and be interviewed by Buffalo Prep staff.

Middle School Prep and High School Prep Admissions timeline:

Applications will be available for Summer 2020 in Fall 2019.

November: Admissions season begins

November-March: Information sessions take place

March 15th: Application deadline

April: Applicants are notified of decision

What do I need to include with my application?

A complete application includes:

  • Student’s 2nd quarter or 2nd trimester report card for current academic year and final report card from previous academic year – progress reports will NOT be accepted
  • Proof of income: Federal tax return forms and/or W-2s, two most recent pay stubs, and/or proof of public assistance
  • Two teacher recommendations.  Please click here to view and print form.

How do I nominate a student?

If you know a student in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade who may be a good fit for Buffalo Prep, you can nominate them here.

For more information on Middle School Prep and High School Prep admissions, please contact Elizabeth Guzman, Admissions and Recruitment Manager, at or 716.829.2108.

How do I apply for Rising to Distinction?

Admissions timeline: Rolling admissions

  1. Check your eligibility.  An applicant must be in 9th-12th grade and:
    • Be enrolled in one of Buffalo Prep’s partner high schools and be from a family whose total income does not exceed $65,000
      • or
    • Received a John R. Oishei or Cullen Foundation scholarship
  2. Complete and submit an application along with all necessary documents required, including two teacher recommendations.  Please click here to view and print form.

For more information on Rising to Distinction admissions, please contact Alexys Swygert, Director of College Prep Services, at or 716-829-2135.  

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