113 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213(716) 923-1534 Fax: (716) 768-0980

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Tomorrow’s future leaders are sitting in our classrooms today. With small class sizes, a rigorous curriculum aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards, and high expectations, West Buffalo Charter School develops an exceptional foundation of literacy skills for all students in grades K-8. West Buffalo Charter School is a place where diversity is celebrated, individual differences are accepted, and student success is maximized.

Vision Statement

West Buffalo Charter School is determined to help each student reach his or her fullest potential. Daily instruction contains a unique blend of speech and language skills and intensive literacy instruction. West Buffalo Charter School allows students to explore their interests, establish and maintain positive relationships, and maximize their individual successes.

West Buffalo Charter School believes in…


  • A small, safe learning community serving grades K-8.

  • High teacher-to-student ratio with small class sizes.

  • An extended school day.

  • Differentiated and intensive instruction in all academic areas.

  • Developing language acquisition, literacy skills, and reading proficiency.

  • Building positive, respectful relationships between staff, students, parents, and the community.

  • Integrating Art, Music, Physical Education, and STEAM to educate the whole child.

  • Ongoing professional development focused on innovative teaching techniques and technology integration. 

  • Partnering with Canisius College, Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, and other local organizations to support and enhance student learning.

  • Creating a school committed to excellence in education.