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Founder's Message

It is my great pleasure to welcome to you to our school website. Here you will find a variety of information related to our school programs (academics, operations, transportation, food services, etc.), our staff, and our organization. Buffalo Creek Academy is a free, public, non-profit charter school, a Cambridge International School, and we have a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Squadron. This means that in addition to being BCA Bulldogs, our students are Cambridge Learners and CAP Cadets. 
We are a premier 5th-8th grade middle-school. Our campus is located at 528 South Park Ave. We are adjacent to historical neighborhoods and not far from downtown Buffalo. As a regional school, we accept students from all across the Buffalo-Niagara region.
Our students have access to a newly remodeled school building, with the latest safety and health driven designs. Our teachers and principals are passionate about providing high-quality instruction and our operations staff takes pride in providing high-quality services. 
Why Cambridge? I have taught and led Cambridge schools all over the world. As a superintendent, I have personally graduated many High School students with the Cambridge program, and they all went off the do very well in college and beyond. I am proud to have brought this program to Buffalo.
As for CAP, my experience with Air Force-based youth programs dates back to 1999 when I started as an Air Force JROTC cadet in High School. I went on to join the Civil Air Patrol in 2004 as an adult Senior Member. Needless to say, I have first-hand experience of the benefits that the Air Force-based youth programs can bring to young people. I proudly watch my students positively transform as they become cadets. 
If you have been looking for a school to truly engage your child, beyond the classroom and beyond the school year, we are your type of school. Please take your time and look through our website to learn more about our school. If you have the time, please stop by for a tour, we would love to see you. Either way, be sure to reach out to us, to learn even more about Buffalo Creek Academy. 
Sharpening minds and carving paths,
Dr. Christopher Ralph Manning Jr. 
CEO & Head of School