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Young Women's College Prep Charter School

311 Flower City Park
Rochester , NY , 14615
Phone: (585) 254-0320
43° 11' 33.6948" N, 77° 38' 0.9096" W
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Lauri Bonnell
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Young Women's College Prep Charter School is Rochester's first and only all-girls public school. It currently serves more than 160 students in 7th and 8th grade. However, it will grow to support more than 500 students in grades 7-12.

Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester (YWCP) offers young women from the city of Rochester the opportunity to learn in a single-gender environment, free from stereotypes, where a strong focus is placed on preparation for college enrollment and graduation. High expectations and evidence of concrete results define the student's academic experience. Educators commit to, and thrive upon, sharing effective practices within and beyond the school building. YWCP partners with families and instills in each student a sense of community, responsibility and ethics. We support students in their endeavors to achieve excellence in and out of the classroom, helping them to develop the strong voices they will need to be leaders.

Our Model

YWCP is an affiliate of the Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN), which supports five highly successful, single-gender secondary schools in New York City. The network also affiliates with schools in Maryland, Illinois, and Texas. The flagship YWLN school in East Harlem has celebrated a graduation rate of over 96% for the past 13 years, and every graduating senior has been accepted to college with significant financial aid. Over 75% of these students have graduated from, or remain in, college. YWCP benefits directly from the structured and targeted support that YWLN provides for its network and affiliates.


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