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Important Information About Applying to Rochester Prep


Our Schools

Uncommon Schools Rochester Prep currently operates 6 schools. We are free public charter schools serving students in grades K-12. Each Rochester Prep Elementary School feeds into a specific Rochester Prep Middle School, and all Middle School campuses feed into Rochester Prep High School.

Lotteries and Waitlists

Rochester Prep is accepting applications to all of its schools. Because there are more students who would like to attend Rochester Prep than we have seats available, we hold a lottery for incoming classes to our schools. For the 2018-2019 school year, this means the kindergarten classes at all three elementary schools will be holding lotteries.  Every student who has submitted an application to these grades by the deadline is eligible for the lottery. To ensure that your student is included in the lotteries, please submit your online application by April 2nd at 11:59pm. The lotteries will be held on April 10th at 8:00am, and you will be notified of the results soon after the lottery is complete.

For all other schools and grades, we are accepting applications for the waitlist. As soon as you complete the online application, your student will be added to the appropriate waitlist and you will be notified when a seat becomes available. 

Certain students may receive a priority in the lottery.  Those students include siblings of other Rochester Prep students, children of Rochester Prep employees, English Language Learner students, students who qualify for Free and Reduced Price Lunch, and students who reside within the City of Rochester. There are no academic criteria for gaining admittance to Rochester Prep.  We encourage all students to apply and there is no cost to apply or attend.

Online Application System

This year Rochester Prep is collaborating with other charter schools on an initiative to make it easy for families to apply to charter schools. By going to the GoodSchoolsRoc website, you will be able to apply to multiple schools with a single application. Please be sure to click on all of the Rochester Prep schools in order to increase your chances of getting a seat at Rochester Prep.

To learn more or to visit one of our schools, contact us at or 585-235-0008.


Non-Discrimination Statement: Rochester Prep Charter School shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, religion, ancestry or housing status (homeless students). Homeless students are provided transportation in accordance with the Federal McKinney-Vento Act.  Rochester Prep may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school.