About West Buffalo Charter

Our Partnerships

As an institutional partner, Canisius College and WBCS work collaboratively to improve instruction at WBCS while helping to develop future teachers. WBCS is proud to provide quality student teaching placements and observation experiences to Canisius College education students. Through our partnership with Canisius College, WBCS offers placement in the Western New York Teacher Residency Program.

West Buffalo Charter School maintains a partnership with the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center (VSLC) and has hosted many Buffalo State service learners for ENL and enrichment tutoring.

West Buffalo Charter School maintains a partnership with Buffalo Public Schools to provide breakfast and lunch services as well as Committee on Special Education (CSE) services.

Buffalo String Works (BSW) aims to benefit an under-served population on Buffalo’s West Side by creating an enriching musical community—providing high-quality instruction on stringed instruments and performance opportunities. WBCS' partnership with BSW provides after-school violin lessons for a group of refugee and immigrant students.

Cradle Beach's Living Classrooms Program is offered after school to WBCS students in Grades 2-8. Engaging hands-on activities allow students to explore, learn, and create, blending science concepts with critical thinking to create a fun and authentic learning environment. The program is aligned with NYS Next Generation Science Standards. Cradle Beach also offers a 7-to-10 day summer camp for WBCS students.

Other Partnerships

  • City Year
  • Ohana 100
  • City Mission
  • Albright Knox Art Gallery
  • Burchfield Penney Art Center
  • Hasek's Heroes
  • 716 Squash
  • Rich Products
  • Delaware YMCA
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • West Side Community Services
  • Cradle Beach