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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).

Buffalo Seminary (Sem) is located in Buffalo, western New York State. Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada, are a short drive from Buffalo and offer natural beauty and a truly cosmopolitan experience for our students. Buffalo is a dynamic international community with more than six outstanding colleges and universities. The city ranks in the top ten with scores of international students studying at the university level. Known as the 20-minute city, Buffalo provides easy access to these universities and to museums, musical events, theaters, and shopping, all just beyond Sem's front doors.


School / Office Address: 205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo
New York
USA
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FROM THE BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Exit the airport onto Route 33 West for approximately 5.5 miles. Continue to Route 198 West (Scajaquada Expressway). Stay on expressway approximately 2.2 miles. Exit at Elmwood Avenue South. Continue on Elmwood Avenue approximately 75 miles and turn left onto Bidwell Parkway.

FROM THE EAST (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)
Take Exit 51 (NY 33 West) to NY 198 West. Exit NY 198 at Elmwood Avenue South. Continue on Elmwood Avenue approximately .75 miles and turn left onto Bidwell Parkway.

FROM THE WEST (via the NYS Thruway/Interstate 90)
Take Exit 53 (Interstate 190) to NY 198 East. Exit at Elmwood Avenue. Turn right onto Iroquois Drive. Turn left onto Elmwood Avenue. Continue on Elmwood Avenue approximately .75 miles and turn left onto Bidwell Parkway.

FROM THE NORTH/NIAGARA FALLS
Take Interstate 190 South (over the Grand Island Bridge) to NY 198 East. Exit at Elmwood Avenue. Turn right onto Iroquois Drive. Turn left onto Elmwood Avenue. Continue on Elmwood Avenue approximately .75 miles and turn left onto Bidwell Parkway.

FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE
Take Interstate 190 North to NY 198 East. Exit at Elmwood Avenue. Turn right onto Iroquois Drive. Turn left onto Elmwood Avenue. Continue on Elmwood Avenue approximately .75 miles and turn left onto Bidwell Parkway.


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