Follow our Principal Barbara Zelazny on Twitter & Instagram! @ywcpzelazny

Visit our RSchool Page for all schedules, transportation & athletics info!

YWCP Mission

Learn more

YWCP believes in  educating the whole girl and meeting the individual’s needs.


Learn more

Stay up to date with school activities, foundation programs and events, and athletics.


Learn more

YWCP continuously accepts applications for all grade levels. Apply today!

Griffin News

Learn more

Read about all of the exciting things happening at YWCP!

Join our YWCP Newsletter!

Receive emails about all of the new and exciting thing happening at Young Women’s College Prep!

Transforming Lives through a
Whole-Girl Education

The Power of education

Watch our short documentary

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.

Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester (YWCP) offers young women grades 7-12 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.

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.

YWCP By the Numbers

96% Graduation Rate

  • Graduation Rate

Notable Achievements

4 Advanced Placement Classes offered

83 Students enrolled in at least one AP class in 2017-2018

12 College visits by each student throughout her 6 yrs

100% of students receive their own chromebook

100% College Acceptance

  • Two Year Schools
  • Four Year Public Schools
  • Four Year Private Schools
  • Service

Our News & Events

22 hours ago

Photos from Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester (YWCP)'s post

YWCP Cross Country Team is finishing strong at PPL/RCAC meet @ CobbsHill! #LadyGriffins

School, Sports & Work Permit Physicals at Strong

University of Rochester 2019 School and Health Physicals Program Registration in the Strong Memorial Hospital Main Lobby (Next to Silver 

Join us to Raise a Glass to Raise a Class

Join us at the fabulous 80W to raise a glass for the students of Young Women’s College Prep Charter School! 

YWCP Alumna part of RIT SMASH program

Check out this article about RIT’s SMASH program (Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-On Experience) featuring YWCP Alumna Janai 

YWCP Students Explore Pharmacy Careers

Click here to read about St. John Fisher College’s first-ever Pharmacy Camp. Students from YWCP and Pittsford were the first