College Prep

College Prep is a comprehensive program designed to assist eligible 9th-12th grade scholars to thrive academically and socially-emotionally as they navigate high school and prepare for their post-secondary journey. Through this culturally relevant program, scholars have access to tutorial services, academic skills coaching, college and financial aid advisement, enrichment activities, and socio-emotional support throughout high school.


To best serve its students, College Prep offers the following:

  • Tutoring
  • Academic skills assessments, coaching, and workshops
  • College fair and on-site college representative visits
  • College tours
  • Individualized college counseling
  • College and scholarship essay writing workshops
  • Mock college admissions interviews
  • Financial aid workshops and counseling
  • Scholarship advisement
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Circle Meetings (in-school Buffalo Prep community meetings)
  • Mentoring
  • Career exploration and development
  • Leadership development
  • Student-designed social events

100% of Buffalo Prep graduates are accepted to college.


There are three entry points into the College Prep Program:

  • Scholars who have successfully completed the High School Prep program are automatically enrolled
  • Scholars who participate in one of Buffalo Prep’s partner scholarship programs are automatically enrolled
  • Scholars who meet all of the requirements below may apply to College Prep at any time throughout 9th-12th grade
    • attend a partner school,
    • are seeking additional academic or social-emotional support,
    • and meet Buffalo Prep’s income eligibility guidelines

Partner high schools

We partner with the 14 consortium high schools in the Education Collaborative of WNY as well as criteria-based public schools and charter schools.  Buffalo Prep provides these schools with the opportunity to embrace a more diverse student body, which helps all students, families, and staff members forge relationships that transcend racial, ethnic, and economic boundaries. This diversity helps to prepare all students for colleges and workplaces that are becoming more representative of the greater diverse community.

We are proud to partner with:
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School
Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
Buffalo Seminary
Canisius High School
Cardinal O’Hara High School
City Honors School
Leonardo da Vinci High School
Hutchinson Central Technical High School
Mount Mercy Academy
Mount Saint Mary Academy
Nardin Academy
Nichols School
Frederick Law Olmsted School
The Park School of Buffalo
St. Francis High School
St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
St. Mary’s High School
Tapestry Charter School