The Genesee Community Charter School - among the highest performing EL Education schools in the nation - is located on the campus of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Genesee Community Charter School enrolls approximately 215 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. As a charter school, Genesee Community Charter School is publicly funded and there is no tuition. Enrollment is open to all city of Rochester residents, and a lottery is held in April of each year for incoming kindergarten students and for vacancies as they are available in first through fifth grades.
Genesee Community Charter School’s curriculum focuses on local history and the natural world and—as an EL Education school - students are immersed in three interdisciplinary learning expeditions each year. Classes frequently venture into the community for purposeful and rigorous field studies integral to their ongoing learning experiences. Music, visual arts, dance, and creative movement are integrated into the academic and social life at Genesee Community Charter School. The school is nationally recognized for its implementation of the EL Education model and its approach to arts integration. Since it was founded in 2001, Genesee Community Charter School has been one of the most successful K–6 schools in New York as measured by the New York State Education Department’s School Performance Index.