The Rochester Prep Difference
We love learning and strive to give our students an exciting and engaging experience. The Rochester Prep community is a community where students feel loved and nurtured so they can be their best each and every day.
Uncommon's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rochester Prep is committed to preparing each student to succeed in college and beyond. From the student experience to providing a supportive environment, Rochester Prep students and families will have the foundation to make dreams come true.
Longer School Day and Year
We believe in the importance of diligent and rigorous study. To that end, Rochester Prep offers an extended school day and extended school year, as well as extra help outside of regular school hours to support our students' success.
Structured, Safe, and Fun
Rochester Prep is characterized by a culture of joy, support, and focus on academic work. Students thrive when they know they are cared for by all faculty and staff, and we focus on creating a learning environment that supports their success.
Rochester Prep students wear uniforms to foster a focus on learning and a stronger sense of community.
The Student Experience
Rochester Prep students know that an excellent education is key to achieving their dreams. By committing to our core values and giving back to others, our students can reshape history and write a new story for themselves.
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Rochester Prep History
Since its founding in 2006, Rochester Prep has provided Rochester students and families with an award-winning instructional model that supports their academic and personal growth. We bring joy into learning and change history one student at a time.
Our First Middle School
Uncommon Schools opens Rochester Prep Middle School - Brooks Campus as one of the first charter schools in the city. It is founded on the pillars of community, rigorous academics, and getting our founding class on the path to graduate from college.
Our First Elementary School
We open Rochester Prep Elementary School to feed into our middle school. We are now able to educate students earlier and continue to close the achievement gap.
2011 - 2013
We open an additional elementary and middle school to reach more students in the city of Rochester.
Our First High School
We open Rochester Prep High School and are one of the few charters in Rochester that operate an elementary, middle and high school. Rochester Prep students are immersed in college prep culture from their very first days with us through their high school graduation.
Our First Graduates
Our first high school class graduates from Rochester Prep High School.
Serving Grades K-12 in Rochester, NY
7 Free Public Schools
Our schools have a shared mission to prepare all student to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. We currently have schools in the following Rochester neighborhoods: 19th Ward, Dutchtown, Group 14621, and Maplewood.
Learn How to Enroll
Our free public schools are open to all Rochester residents, with no selection criteria or application fees. We participate in GoodSchoolsRoc, the enrollment process for all Rochester public charter schools. Learn more about enrolling your child and submit your application today!