Our Approach

Inspiring. Collaborative. Effective.

Buffalo Commons helps students develop a strong sense of values, identity, and purpose, and valuable experience working across lines of difference to unleash the potential within all individuals and communities.

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Excellence Means Everyone
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Proven Curriculum

Our curriculum is demanding yet accessible, building content knowledge and critical-thinking, while providing windows and mirrors for students of all backgrounds.

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Effective Instruction

Teacher teams execute timeless and relevant techniques that prioritize higher-order thinking and cultural responsiveness.

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Use of Data

Teacher teams execute timeless and relevant techniques that prioritize higher-order thinking and cultural responsiveness.

Home School
Accomplishment-Based Curriculum

BCCS students learn beyond standards. Our curriculum includes project-based learning opportunities that are relevant for students and help develop their confidence and sense of purpose. 

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Creative Problem Solving

Driven by our core values, our courses provide real-world, community-based, problem-solving experiences that link students with the shared goals of contributing to their community. 

Boys at School
Collaboration

Students working together toward shared goals can increase achievement and leadership skills and reduce racial bias. We develop collaboration skills through consistent partner and group work.

Learning with Purpose
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Core Values

We live out our core values in every decision we make. They connect us on the deepest levels.

After School
Family Partners

We know that partnership with our families is essential to lasting success for students.

Happy Circle
SEL Program

We support students in understanding their identity, values, and passions alongside one another, in community.

Humanity Toward Others
School Kids Meditating
Core Values

We live out our core values in every decision we make. They connect us on the deepest levels.

After School
Family Partners

We know that partnership with our families is essential to lasting success for students.

Happy Circle
SEL Program

We support students in understanding their identity, values, and passions alongside one another, in community.

Investing in Teachers