High School Prep is a nationally recognized 14-month program that prepares talented underrepresented students to enter one of the college preparatory private, public, or charter high schools with which we partner.
Students begin taking classes on the University at Buffalo South Campus for six weeks during the summer after seventh grade. During their eighth grade school year, students continue the program on Tuesday and Thursday nights after school and on Saturdays. The program concludes with a six-week summer program after eighth grade.
High School Prep students receive rigorous accelerated subject matter in English, mathematics, science, and global history. In addition, students develop competencies in problem solving, writing, scientific inquiry, critical thinking, time management, and computer and academic skills (e.g., note-taking, active reading, daily review, and test preparation).
Students who have completed the program may also have the opportunity to receive scholarships to outstanding high schools where they will be extremely successful and prepared to go on to college.
We partner with 19 private, public, and charter high schools that offer nearly $500,000 in financial aid to our students each year. Buffalo Prep, in turn, 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
Canisius High School
Cardinal O’Hara High School
City Honors School
Leonardo da Vinci High School
The Gow School
Hutchinson Central Technical High School
Mount Mercy Academy
Mount Saint Mary Academy
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
High School Prep staff
Assistant Director, Director of Academic Programming
High School Prep Special Advisor
Assistant High School Prep Director