• Question: Do I need to put City Honors and/or Frederick Law Olmsted on the BPS application?

    Answer: No. There is a separate application for both schools. You MUST take the test bring the completed application for their school, the 7th grade report card, and proof of residency.


    Question: Does City Honors and Frederick Law Olmsted accept students in other grades?

    Answer: Yes! Students currently in grades 4-8 can be considered for City Honors and students currently in grades 4-11 can be considered for Frederick Law Olmsted.


    Question: Do I have to be a resident of Buffalo to attend a Buffalo Public School?

    Answer: Usually, however some schools will accept out-of-district students. You must pay tuition and provide your own transportation. Buffalo School for Visual and Performing Arts will accept out-of-district students based on availability of slots.


    Question: Do I use the BPS application to apply for Charter schools?

    Answer: No. This application is ONLY for Buffalo Public Schools.


    Question: Do I need to bring the BPS application to the testing or audition?

    Answer: No. The application needs to be turned in to your school counselor.


    Question: My child only wants to be considered for 2 schools. Can I just put 2 schools on the BPS application?

    Answer: Yes, but if your child does not get into the 2 schools you have listed, they will be placed in any empty seat after all other students have been placed.


    Question: Do I need to bring anything to the Hutchinson Technical School Exam on November 2nd?

    Answer: Only 2 #2 pencils. You do not need proof of residency or a report card for the test. That will be submitted with your BPS application by your school counselor. The test starts at 8am and ends at 10:30pm.


    Question: What is the difference between Emerson High School and the New Buffalo School for Culinary Arts?

    Answer: The two schools are planning to offer specific culinary majors in the near future, once the New Buffalo School moves to it's new location. At this time, Emerson has a cafe this is open and run by students. The New Buffalo School does not.