Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School

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Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School
666 East Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY
East Side
Opened 2006
Status Focus School
School number 197
NCES School ID 360585005857[1]
Principal Todd B. Miklas
Asst. Principals Derek M. Baker
Dennis Lesniak
Grades 5-12
Affiliation College Board
Dean of Students John Paul Zeis

Math, Science, and Technology Preparatory School at Seneca, A College Board School is a magnet middle/high school located in the City of Buffalo, New York. the first preparatory school in Western New York and the third in New York State. The school opened in September 2006 and has approximately 387 students.[2] The current principal is Mr. Todd Miklas, and the current assistant principals are Mr. Derek Baker and Mr. Dennis Lesniak.


MSTP (Math Science and Technology Preparatory School) enrolls students from 5th through 12th grade. MSTP is a public school in the Buffalo Public School district, and is part of the school district's school choice program. Accelerated programs begin in fifth grade, and by 12th grade all students are expected to have passed at least two AP classes. MSTP had its first graduating class in 2010. 100% of 2010 graduates were accepted into college.[citation needed]

The Funding[edit]

The school is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation who gave around half a million dollars. MSTP is a College Board school, and all of its faculty and staff have been through extensive training through college board.[citation needed]


Black Rock Academy, where MST Prep was temporarily housed from 2010-2012.
MST Junior High Annex on High Street.

The school opened in 2006 in a building that formerly housed Seneca Vocational High School. It is a College Board school that began accepting students and sixth and ninth grade and since added two grades each year.

The Seneca campus was renovated from 2010 until 2012. During this time, the school is currently located at the site of former Public School 51 while renovations were made to the Seneca building. The Seneca building reopened in Fall 2012.

In Fall 2016, Grades 5 through 8 moved to the former Dr. Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute at 487 High Street. The MST building also began housing the new Research Laboratory High School.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Former administrators[edit]

Year Superintendent Principal Assistant Principal
2006-2007 James Williams Pam Rutland
2007-2008 James Williams Pam Rutland Aarin Pellitieri
2008-2009 James Williams Rose Schneider Aarin Pellitieri
2009-2010 James Williams Rose Schneider Aarin Pellitieri
2010-2011 James Williams Rose Schneider Denise Houston
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Rose Schneider Denise Houston
2012-2013 Pam Brown Rose Schneider Denise Houston
2013-2014 Pam Brown Rose Schneider Denise Houston
2014-2015 Don Ogilvie* Todd Miklas Denise Houston
2015-2016 Kriner Cash Todd Miklas Darryl King Simchick/Drouin
2016-2017 Kriner Cash Todd Miklas Derek Baker Dennis Lesniak


MSTP offers a wide variety of competitive activities. MSTP currently hosts competitive intramural teams in tennis, basketball, softball, cross-country, soccer, bowling, math, science olympiad, and debate.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for The Math Science Technology Preparatory School At". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ King, J. New York State Department of Education, Office of Information & Reporting Services. (2012). The math, science, and technology preparatory school: Accountability & overview report. Retrieved from New York State Department of Education website:
  3. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006, August 22). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  4. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2010, August 25). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.

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Coordinates: 42°33′53″N 78°54′10″W / 42.564819°N 78.902741°W / 42.564819; -78.902741