Charter School of Inquiry

Beautiful CSI children.

CSI children - inquiring minds under the Inquiry tree.

Dressing up like a Dr. Seuss character on Read Across America Day.

Conducting a science experiment.

Getting involved in a science experiment - hands-on learning.

Cat in the Hat visits CSI classrooms on Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Researching and investigating

Measuring to figure out a problem.

Child's artwork - interpretation of what a tree in winter looks like.

Tree painting by a 2nd grader

Quincey Mcglothen, Command Chief at the Navy Resource Center reads to children on Dr. Seuss's birthday

University District Council Member, Rasheed Wyatt, reading to children on Read Across America Day

David Stabler, Captain of Precinct 1, guest reader on Read Across America Day

CSI children and therapy dog, Henry, with handler Nancy Cheyney on Read Across America Day

Charter School of Inquiry, 404 Edison St., Buffalo, NY 14215 
Phone:  833-3250

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Charter School of Inquiry (CSI), a Kindergarten through Grade 6 school, gives parents a choice and children a chance at a high quality education. Get an enrollment application by clicking on the ENROLL NOW button on the upper right-hand side of the Home Page. Or, get an application by calling 833-3250 or by visiting the school at 404 Edison Avenue. Click on Headline for CSI features.

CSI Featured on the Northeast Charter Schools Network!

The family of one of CSI's first grade students was interviewed in this profile of Charter School of Inquiry: “I’m impressed. The different things they offer are so good for kids....There are a lot of good things happening there...The school allows Legend to have more freedom, but she also gets the attention and feedback that she needs. The staff is more hands-on than in the district schools."

Charter School of Inquiry in the Buffalo News

CSI's founders started the Charter School of Inquiry because they wanted to reverse the trend of low literacy (reading) rates among Buffalo's children. Educators say that children must "learn to read" by 3rd grade so they can "read to learn" after that. Reading proficiently and with good understanding is the foundation children need for educational success. Literacy is the Charter School of Inquiry's #1 academic priority. Click on the headline above to see the story.

Lift Every Voice and Sing!

CSI's children celebrated African-American history and culture and stole our hearts through song, stepping , spoken word poetry, drumming, and modeling African-American heroes.

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Last Day for Extended Day
Date: 6/27/2017, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
Last day for Students - School in Session
Date: 6/28/2017
NO Extended Day
Date: 6/28/2017, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM
Charter School of Inquiry - Regular Monthly Board Meeting
Date: 7/4/2017, 4:45 PM 6:45 PM
Location: Charter School of Inquiry Conference Room, 404 Edison Street Buffalo, NY 14215
CSI Regular Monthly Board Meeting - Rescheduled from July 4
Date: 7/11/2017, 4:45 PM 6:45 PM
Location: Charter School of Inquiry 404 Edison St., Buffalo, NY 14215 Conference Room