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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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3 days ago

The first all-female spacewalk is underway

How cool is this?!

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are conducting the first all-female spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. The spacewalk officially began at 7:38 a.m. ET and will last ... See more

3 days ago

Democrat and Chronicle

Some of these scholarships will be given to students from Rochester attending UVA.

He grew up in dire circumstances in northeast Rochester. He just wrote a check to the University of Virginia for $100 million, which will fund a merit-based scholarship program for UVA students from ... See more

Join us to Celebrate the Power of a YWCP Education!

Tickets and tables on now on sale for the 9th Annual YWCP Leadership Breakfast, which will be held on Wednesday, 

9th Grade Griffin Pride Academy

Griffin P.R.I.D.E. Academy First Trip: Friday, October 4th, 2019 – 7:30 am to 12:00 pm @ Camp Arrowhead The Griffin 

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 

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 

2019 YWCP Leadership BreakfastEducate a Girl. Change the World.

The Annual YWCP Leadership Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 8:00-9:30am at Temple B'rith Kodesh in Brighton.

All proceeds support college readiness programs for the students of Young Women's College Prep Charter School.