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

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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

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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

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Our News & Events


3 days ago

Rochester Area Community Foundation

Congratulations to former YWCP Leadership Award Honoree Carolyn Nussbaum!

Congratulations to Community Foundation Board Member Carolyn Nussbaum, who was installed Wednesday as the 124th president of the Monroe County Bar Association.

1 week ago

Rochester College Access Network

Something to be proud of because FAFSA submissions are an indicator of higher college enrollment!

Saluting members of our "Clean Plate Club" which are the schools who have improved FAFSA completion the most so far this year!

Leadership Academy: +27%

Young Women's College Prep: +15%

James

Joseph C. Wilson: +10%

Early College: +7%

Vertus: +7%

University Prep: +5% ... See more

Family Night at Seabreeze!

GoodSchoolsRoc and all of the Rochester Charter Schools are Hosting a Seabreeze Family Night on June 12th from 5-9pm. If interested 

Creative Arts Night!

The YWCP Visual, Literary, and Performing artists are hosting Creative Arts Night! Join us on Thursday, June 6th, from 4:30-6pm 

Pancakes for Prom!

The YWCP Senior and Junior classes are hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s in Irondequoit (1683 East Ridge Road,