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Do you accept all students?

Yes. We are a public school that welcomes all students.  We are committed to providing every child with an education that prepares them to excel in college and become strong community leaders.

What grades do you provide? 

We opened with Kindergarten and First grade in August 2018.  Each academic year, we add one additional grade level until we become a full K-8 school. We will offer Kindergarten through 6th grade for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.


Does it cost anything for my child to attend? 

No. We are a tuition-free, public school. 


Do you offer Special Education and services for English Language Learners? 

Yes. We are committed to providing all Persistence Prep students with the necessary supports to meet our high expectations. 


What is required for the application process? 

As an open-enrollment charter school, interested families must fill out a basic application in order to be included in our April lottery.  This application does not guarantee your child a seat at Persistence Prep. Applications eligible for lottery submission are accepted until April 1, 2023. 

Do you provide transportation?

Yes. Persistence Prep will offer free transportation to all City of Buffalo residents. 


How big are the class sizes?  

We will have 54 students in each grade, with 27 students in each class. All K-2 classes will have two full-time teachers in each classroom. 


Do you offer before or after-school care?  

Currently, we offer before-school care from 7:45 am - 9:00 am Monday through Friday.

We do not offer after-school care.


Where are you located? 

We are located at 378 Urban St Buffalo NY 14211. (Corner of Moselle St & Urban St)

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