School & Libraries

Schools and LibrariesFrom grade school through college, Downtown Buffalo offers a host of educational centers. A business institute, job training center, charter school and even culinary arts center are all located in the heart of Downtown. Each of the schools are in arm’s reach to Downtown Buffalo’s educational amenities like the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and training centers. So if you’re thinking about returning to school or just searching for the right educational institution, Downtown Buffalo’s range of facilities each offer a unique learning experience to suit you. The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library of Downtown, is the headquarter library of the Buffalo region and serves the metropolitan population through a network of more than 50 libraries and mobile units.

Downtown Buffalo’s official source for Day Care is the Child Care Coalition. The Child Care Coalition offers a comprehensive range of services to children and families and providers of early care and education. The Coalition provides education and referral services to parents and guardians looking for child care options as well as statistical information about early care and education for Downtown Buffalo as well as the surrounding communities. If you would like more detailed information on Child Care in Downtown Buffalo visit the Child Care Coalition website at or call (716) 877-6666.



Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square (716) 858-8900


Bryant & Stratton Business Institute 465 Main Street - Suite 400 (716) 884-9120
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School 190 Franklin Street (716) 854-2490
Buffalo Employment Training Center 77 Goodell Street (716) 856-5627 (JOBS)
Emerson School of Hospitality 70 W. Chippewa Street (716) 816-3018
Enterprise Charter School 275 Oak Street (716) 855-2114
Erie Community College City Campus 121 Ellicott Street (716) 851-1322
Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy, School #76 300 South Elmwood Avenue (716) 816-3848
Hutchinson Central Technical High School 256 S. Elmwood Avenue (716) 816-3888
The Belle Center 104 Maryland Street (716) 845-0485
UB Educational Opportunity Center 555 Ellicott Street (716) 645-9555
Western New York Maritime Charter School 266 Genesee Street (716) 842-6289
Public Schools: The Buffalo Public Schools of Choice process allows parents the opportunity to make school selections from all Buffalo Public Schools. What this means is that students are allowed to attend any school in the City of Buffalo system, regardless of location. Exceptions are for any school that has an entrance exam or selection process. For more information contact the Buffalo Board of Education at or call (716) 851-3500.
Charter Schools: Tuition free, like a public school but with local control and decision making, charter schools are an alternative for parents looking for a quality public education. There are a number of charter schools in and around the City of Buffalo. Most schools have a random selection admissions policy. Many of the schools have websites for additional information or you can visit
Private Schools: Another option for parents is private schools. Many of the schools are affiliated with a religion but there are also secular private schools.