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1.Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA)
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The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, also known as BAVPA, is a magnet performing arts high school in New York State & is part of Buffalo's public school system. The school offers classes for Grades 5 to 12 and requires students to apply (as if for a job) in the field of their desired "major concentration". Majors taught in the school are Visual Art, Television and Film Production, Dance, Theater, and Music (vocal or instrumental).
Since its beginnings at 333 Clinton Street, the school has grown in numbers, as well as in depth. The Academy claims many successful alumnae, including Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order, RENT), Ani DiFranco (recording artist, founder of Righteous Babe Record label and Babeville), Claudine Ewing, Pete Gallivan, Stefan Mychajliw (WGRZ-TV) and many more.
Our students continue to exceed the NYS targets for academic performance in similar schools grades 5 - 12. Students produce award winning visual art work, participate in All County and all WNY musical groups, perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic, dance in the NYS School for the Arts competitive summer program, and work in countless local theatrical programs.
Subjects include: Biology; Earth Science; Chemistry; Environmental; Physics; AP Environmental; AP Biology; Spanish 1-4; AP Spanish; Algebra; Geometry; Advanced Algebra & Trig; Calculus; AP Calculus; AP World History; Global 9 & 10; AP Literature; AP Language; Acting; Theatre Arts; Theatre History; Voice and Diction; Dance; Chorus; Vocal Jazz Ensamble; Sculpture; Photography; Printmaking; TV & Film and more....
Situated just 10 miles northeast of Buffalo NY, Christian Central Academy (CCA) is an independent, inter-denominational, college preparatory Christian school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. We provide a strong academic program within an evangelical Christian perspective. Christian Central Academy enrolls almost 400 students from 27 different school districts across 3 counties, representing about 90 different churches.
Beginning at kindergarten and throughout all grades, we seek to help our students learn and grow to enjoy a liberty that is reasoned out biblically, always knowing that with liberty comes a responsibility for learning and lifestyle.
We have consistently been numbered among the top schools among all the elementary, middle and secondary schools in the eight counties of Western New York by Buffalo Business First's annual "Guide to Western New York schools."
CCA is chartered by and registered with the New York State Board of Regents, accredited by the Middle States Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.
Nardin Academy Montessori, located in Buffalo, New York, is one of Western New York State’s highest achieving private schools offering an early childhood education program to children ranging in age from 3 to 6, and an elementary program for grades one through three (ages 6-9). At Nardin Academy Montessori, your child benefits from an unrivaled opportunity to develop a lifelong passion for learning, at its own pace. Founded in 1963 as the first Montessori school in Western New York, our school focuses on the whole child and encourages both peer group and self-learning, a perfect training ground for your young learner.
Nardin Academy Montessori is accredited by both the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Middle States Association.
Buffalo Seminary (Sem), located in Buffalo, western New York State, is a private independent college preparatory school for girls offering grades 9-12. Sem is the smallest all-girl school in Western New York, with a student to teacher ratio of 10:1. Therefore, the individual attention is the greatest. Sem is also the only non-religious, all-girls' school in the area, enhancing its diversity. The cozy atmosphere in our newly renovated building is one that is not replicated elsewhere.
Buffalo Seminary is accredited by New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), Middle States, and New York State Board of Regents, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
- Grades 9-12
- World Cultures
- French or Spanish
- Introduction to Physics
- Health Seminar
- Computer Applications
- Arts Eye View
- Physical Education
- Modern European History
- Unites States History
- Advanced Placement Courses
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Situated in Clarence NY, just 30 minutes west of downtown Buffalo, Roots of the Future is a private, nature-based Montessori Pre-school serving children ages 3-6. We offer a three day (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) or five day option. At Roots of the Future, your child is immersed in a Nature-Based education program. The school is set in an environment designed to inspire children to connect with the wonders of nature on a daily basis.
We are committed to reducing waste, conserving resources and bettering the natural world. Children carry out tasks and activities that benefit the environment. These include: water conservation, energy conservation, waste reduction, environmental learning through nature walks, use of green pesticides and cleaning supplies, organic gardening, and composting.
Children develop their own will and readiness under the guidance of the teachers. Our classroom environment cultivates the child's own natural desire to learn while encouraging a fascination for learning. Children acquiring basic skills in this natural way gain an early enthusiasm for learning as their inner personal dignity, independence and self-discipline develop.