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Charles Finney High School Moving to Bigger Building

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Charles Finney High School in downtown Buffalo is moving. The school will relocate to a church just off the Kensington Expressway on the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border.

Charles Finney High School is one of just a handful of schools located in Buffalo's downtown core. But over the summer, it will move to more spacious quarters at the Expressway Assembly of God Church on Eggert Road at the exit from the 33.

Principal Susan Thorington said the new location offers amenities the downtown site lacked.

"The Expressway Assembly of God was once a YMCA. So, the classrooms are set up with restrooms. There's a large gymnasium, plus plenty of fire exits," Thorington said. "It perfectly meets our needs."

Charles Finney High School will begin its 14th year this Fall. It features a Christian college preparatory program. Enrollment is small compared to other private high schools in the Buffalo area. But Thorington says she's proud of the school's success.

"We've sent graduates to the UB Honor's program," Thorington said. "Some are in engineering and others are in the School of Pharmacy."

Summer school will be offered at the downtown site. But Thorington said desks and equipment will be moved during the summer months so that the new school year can start on time in September.