About Elmwood Village Charter Schools

Elmwood Village Charter Schools is a vibrant school community in the city of Buffalo that teaches 850 students by addressing their academic and social-emotional needs. EVCS began as one parent’s vision of a small community school that would address the individual learning needs of its students.

Mission Statement: The Elmwood Village Charter Schools will provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment that recognizes student capability, fosters their connectedness to their immediate and broader communities, and offers them ways to contribute to school life. EVCS believes that all students can and will learn at high levels when provided with the right learning conditions.

  • Through a combination of strong academics, a focus on social emotional learning and arts integration, EVCS has consistently been among the highest performing schools in Western New York.
  • EVCS emphasizes social responsibility, arts integration, multiculturalism, and community alliances. The school operates with the belief that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum, and children must meet with social success before they can achieve high levels of academic success. Our students are experiencing this success in an intimate, peaceful, and diverse school community that appreciates different learning styles.
  • At Elmwood Village Charter Schools, students know that they are valued and respected, and each one of them can contribute to school life.

About Our Campuses

In September 2012, Elmwood Village Charter Schools moved into the historic 40 Days Park. In September 2017, EVCS opened its campus at 665 Hertel Avenue. Both facilities are fully modernized and renovated.

What is a Charter School?

Learn more about what charter schools are, and how they function alongside Buffalo Public Schools.

Meet Our Founders

Six people envisioned an urban Buffalo school that was inclusive, diverse, and enabled all of its students reach a high level of achievement, integrating art, music, foreign language, dance and physical education.

Our School Leadership Team

Meet the leadership team that drives Elmwood Village Charter Schools to excellence on behalf of our wonderful students, each and every day.

Our Board of Trustees

Elmwood Village Charter Schools are proud to have an incredible independent board of trustees to help guide our organization.

Annual Reports & Accountability

Elmwood Village Charter Schools believe in and adhere to the standards of transparency mandated for educational institutions in the State of New York.

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