Rochester Education


252 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642

Established in 1850, Rochester’s leading institution of high learning is the University of Rochester with its major campus on Wilson Boulevard and it world-renowned Eastman School of Music located in the Cultural District.The UR Medical Center is one of the finest anywhere and includes Strong Memorial Hospital and the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Reflecting Rochester’s demand for scientists and engineers, there are outstanding colleges for science and engineering, including the Institute of Optics that further enhances the city’s title: The World’s Image Center. Also important to the industries the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration.


1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY 14623

More than 20,000 students attend RIT. It's one of the largest universities in the area as well as the oldest, dating back to 1829. RIT also has a sister school in Dubovnik, Croatia. RIT’s educations offerings are much broader than its name implies; there are colleges of liberal arts, science and applied science, business, continuing education, engineering, and imaging arts and science. In fields such as electronic imaging, computer science, photography and printing.

The School for American Craftsmen has produced internationally distinguished artists, include Wendell Castle, who works locally in wood and Albert Paley, who’s principal material at his Rochester studio is iron. 

Nationally known Hockey D1 Mens and Womens Hockey Teams with Championship experience and pedigree and play at on-campus State of the Art Gene Pollisseni Center.


350 New Campus Dr. Brockport, NY 14420

Brockport is an important campus of the SUNY educational system, located 16 miles West of Rochester with an extension from the Brockport facility with more than 30 undergraduate majors and advanced degrees offered in many disciplines. Teaching certificates can be obtained in 16 areas.


3690 East Ave. Rochester, NY 14618

For those who prefer the a smaller college, St. John Fisher is a well established and recognized school with a full liberal arts curriculum and particular strength in business and accounting, including an excellent graduate school of management. Some 1500 full-time undergraduate students attend this college on east Avenue in the suburb of Pittsford.


4245 East Ave. Rochester, NY 14618

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts.

The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement.

Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.


1000 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14623

MCC is the largest community college in upstate New York and has the enviable reputation of being one of the best such schools in the U.S. It offers in-depth courses of recognized quality and has multiple 2 + 2 programs with four-years institutions in the area. Also, cooperative programs with local business and industry add practical experience.


2301 Westside Dr. Rochester, NY 14624

This is an independent, co-educational, liberal arts college in the Christian tradition. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and with National professional accreditation in music, art, nursing and social work. Roberts offers 40 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in education and social work.


1100 S. Goodman St. Rochester, NY 14620

Located next to Highland Park and overlooking the Bristol Hills, this seminary is unique in offering the logical studies in both Protestant and Catholic disciplines.


680 Westfall Rd. Rochester, NY 14620

A non-traditional approach to a college education is offered by Empire State College at 8 Prince Street. Self-study approaches substitute for class lectures, and highly individualized programs of study are designed to meet specific student needs.


1225 Jefferson Rd. Rochester, NY 14623 & 854 Long Pond Rd. 14612

Bryant & Stratton offer both day and evening classes. Their business college makes it convenient to get into a career . All of the courses relate to current business needs are available; including accounting, business management, computers, electronics, interior design, medical assisting, administrative and service.



Nursery - Grade 12

At Allendale Columbia, our students develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning. They are motivated to accept challenges, to take risks, and to think independently. Their talents are discovered and developed in a safe, nurturing atmosphere. Our students excel academically in an environment that emphasizes structure and disciplined work habits. Their social and athletic development is strengthened by positive reinforcement and a strong sense of community. As a result, they excel both in and out of the classroom. Allendale Columbia students acquire the wisdom, confidence and curiosity that will help them succeed well beyond their years at our campus.


Grades 6-12

Bishop Kearney is a vibrant community dedicated to providing an environment in which high academic expectations, spirituality, and a strong sense of Catholic community enhance the education of the whole person. BK provides a college preparatory, values-based 6-12 education in a student-centered atmosphere, in keeping with the tradition of the Christian Brothers and School Sisters of Notre Dame. Bishop Kearney is the sister school to the PreK-5 elementary school down the street on Kings Hwy; Saint Kateri School.


Grades 6-12

The Aquinas Institute of Rochester is a Catholic, private, college preparatory, co-educational school educating in the tradition of the Basilian Fathers. Our mission is to teach all 6-12 students goodness, discipline, and knowledge, supported through gospel values, within a comprehensive curricular and co-curricular program that will prepare them to be responsible and caring citizens. Aquinas proudly partners with Nazareth Elementary School.



The Charles Finney School educates kindergarten through twelfth grade students in a Christian, college-preparatory environment that fosters growth of character, compassion, wisdom, and creativity for the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose.



Hillel Community Day School’s mission is to offer the highest quality general and Jewish education for children of the Greater Rochester Jewish community. Emphasis is on providing a foundation that will give students the basis for going forward as knowledgeable and committed Jews. Hillel Community Day School is sincerely committed to developing positive feelings and attitudes towards the values of Judaism in their students.


Grades 6-12

McQuaid Jesuit is committed to fostering the harmonious development of a young man’s God-given talents: spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and aesthetically. While also preparing him for further education, his life’s work and social interaction. McQuaid Jesuit reaches beyond these goals to produce a growing love of learning and enthusiasm for life that will enable him to meet ever-changing challenges. This is done in the hope that its academically select graduates will become “Men for Others,” dedicated to serving God and humanity and guided by a profound sense of justice.


Grades 6-12

Our Lady of Mercy High School is the largest all-women’s Catholic secondary school in the Rochester, New York area. Established in 1928, by the Sisters of Mercy of Rochester, and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the University of the State of New York, Mercy’s goal is to foster spiritual, personal and social growth as well as intellectual development in its students. Young women at Mercy are encouraged to become independent, to acquire a broad vision and to heighten their concern for all persons. 



The Montessori School of Rochester (MSR), offers alternative to daycare, public school or private school for ages 16 months through grade 3. Our program is based on the educational principles put forth by Dr. Montessori based on years of observation of the universal characteristics of children at different stages of development. We offer children a “prepared environment” rich in opportunities to construct learning experiences at their own pace. They will develop their senses, their awareness of the world around them, their ability to care for themselves, for their environment, and for others. Most importantly, their natural drive toward independence, movement and self-mastery will be nurtured, and their spirit will be celebrated.


Grades 5-12

The Norman Howard School (NHS) fosters the academic growth of students with learning disabilities while promoting their development as respectful, responsible, resilient citizens. The school advances the understanding of learning disabilities and serves as a resource for the community. The Norman Howard School provides individualized instruction to students grades 5 – 12, and is located at 275 Pinnacle Rd. in Henrietta. 



RSD’s team of professionals focuses on providing a strong foundation for the educational, social, and emotional growth of deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth to age 21. Our educators and evaluators work closely with families, school districts, and social service practitioners to assure the success of every student we serve. Rochester School for the Deaf is entrusted, empowered, and funded to provide and enhance the educational and life growth experiences in an optimal environment for children and students..



The mission of Trinity Montessori School, Inc. is to educate the whole child in an enriched environment in accordance with the American Montessori philosophy. The goal is the development of each child’s full potential as a peaceful world citizen with a lifelong love of learning.

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