The Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (BuffSci) has announced that it is opening a second location at the former BPS #40, 89 Clare Street, on the city’s East Side. In order to accommodate an increase in demand, BuffSci will be also be adding a kindergarten and a 6th grade to its currently operational 5th grade and 7-12 school.
The acquisition of the former public school building means that an additional 200 students will be enrolled, bringing enrollment up to 640 children. Currently, the school (190 Franklin Street) has a waiting list of 242 children hoping to get in – the school already has 645 applications for the next school year. Part of the reason for the school’s popularity is its successful performance rates.
An official announcement/celebration is scheduled to be held on Monday, June 26. Public officials including Councilman David Franczyk will be in attendance. The school is anticipating being open for the 2017-18 school year.