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An ancient African proverb says, "It takes a village to raise a child." Nowhere is that idea more evident than at Westminster Community Charter School (WCCS). We are a community-wide collaboration to provide our students with the very best education and the resources to succeed. The story begins with M & T Bank Corporation Chairman, Robert G. Wilmers' vision in 1993 to give something back to the community by improving education at one of the city's lowest performing schools. That vision led to the selection of School 68 and the formation of the Westminster Community School Partnership - a collaboration of business, community, and educational representatives, formed to turn around a troubled urban school. Through years of work and dedication, that goal has gradually been realized.
We've grown by leaps and bounds to include a skilled group of talented faculty and staff who are focused on each student's individual learning needs. Additionally, dedicated parents, students, alumni, and a supportive community that embraces and respects a diversity of ideas, beliefs and backgrounds. Over the years, we've built something special. We've transformed one of Buffalo's lowest-performing schools into one of the highest. We've taken an outdated building and made it a thriving environment. And we've placed hundreds of students on the path to lifelong learning. Yet, our job is just beginning. There's so much we still need to do to reach our goal. And how will we continue to improve the Westminster experience? The same way we've always done it - together. You will find unforgettable opportunities to serve others and to learn about yourself and to make lasting friendships.
The best way to really get to know Westminster and our community is to visit us. If you are looking for a stimulating educational experience and a school that encourages its students to develop their interests both inside and outside of the classroom, Westminster may be the perfect fit for your family.
We look forward to meeting you personally and thank you for your interest in our school.