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.
A Typical School Day
We start each school day with three goals in mind: every student feels truly loved and cared for, learning is both rigorous and joyful, and students are prepared for success in college and beyond.
A Strong Start
All Rochester Prep students start their day with a firm handshake at the door of the school and a warm welcome from an adult who knows them and is committed to their success.
One of our oldest and most joyful traditions, community meetings are a time for students to celebrate accomplishments, come together as one school with one mission, and share their strong leadership voices.
Joy and Mastery
Learning should be both fun and educational. We build joy into every lesson while preparing students to master the skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed in college and beyond.
All young people deserve the opportunity to discover their intellectual passions, so we are proud to offer a wide range of courses that spark curiosity and develop our students' interests.
Beyond the Classroom
Learning doesn’t end when the final bell rings. Our students have multiple opportunities to continue their learning and self-development through a variety of extracurricular activities.
It Takes a Village
We are honored to be a part of your lives. Our teachers and leaders communicate constantly with parents and families. They share updates and work as a team with parents and families to ensure every child has the support he or she needs to succeed.
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Academics and School Culture
From kindergarten through 12th grade, Rochester Prep students engage in curricula that pushes them to their fullest potential.
From K through 12th grade, our schools embrace a college-going culture. Our students are engaged in learning for a longer school day and extra days of learning each year to ensure they are prepared to excel in college and beyond. Our students go on to excel in college at rates far outpacing their peers.
We recognize the unique needs of each student. To that end, our teachers use assessment data to target their daily lessons to meet students' academic levels and guide them to success. Each August, Rochester Prep staff members return to campuses three weeks before the start of school to engage in extensive professional development, coaching, and teamwork.
Rochester Prep partners with families to provide a supportive and safe environment for students that adds joy and master of academic subjects. Through regular communication, Community Meetings, and Advisory Program, our families are leading the charge outside the classroom as our teachers do inside the classroom.
Athletics and Enrichment
Across our campuses, Rochester Prep provides students with opportunities to participate in enrichment and athletics programs aimed to build their self esteem, help them discover new passions, and to develop interests.
At West Campus Middle School, students have the opportunity to get a hands-on STEM experience with Robotics where they learn construct, wire, and program robots to perform in a variety of settings.
Intramural Spring Soccer teachers students the basics of the sport, from dribbling and ball-handling, to collaboration and communication.
Serving Grades K-12 in Rochester, NY
Explore Our Campuses
Find your nearest Rochester Prep neighborhood school, and learn more about our schools and how to enroll.
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!