Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Students Visit Seneca Park Zoo

Friday, March 24th, 2023: 1st and 2nd-grade Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Atoms took their first field trip of the year to Seneca Park Zoo! In class, the students are learning about habitats and wildlife conversation. Every living thing needs five things to survive in its habitats:  Food, Shelter, Water, Air, and Space. 

Scholars had fun exploring and expanding their learning beyond the classroom walls! Bonding with furry friends was a bonus, too.

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Grow with Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester

The Science Academies of New York’s newest school, Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester, is accepting Kindergarten through 3rd graders for the 2023-24 school year. Come be a part of SANY, where students thrive on STEM-based curriculum, small class sizes, and get a high-quality public school education tuition-free! Apply now at and help us build success one atom at a time. 


CSAR Celebrates International Women’s Day

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Honors Female Staff & Teachers on International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023: "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness,” Oprah.

We thank the strong women at Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester who contribute their time, talent, and dedication to educating and inspiring our students. Thank you for everything you do today and every day.

CSAR Atoms are Jazzed to Welcome New Families

Want to know why CSAR Atoms are dancing with joy? They want everyone to know that Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester is accepting new students for the 2023-24 school year! 

CSARCS provides high-quality STEM and environmental-based education for students. Centered around college prep, our small class sizes provide an intimate learning environment where each student can thrive in their success. 

Be part of the Science Academies of New York’s newest charter school and grow with SANY!

👉 Apply Now:

CSAR Hosting Open Houses for new Families

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Sets Dates for Open Houses

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023: Do you have what it takes to be an atom? Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester elementary school is accepting new students for the 2023-24 school year! Come to one of our open houses and learn how we can help you grow with SANY! Please note these are only for new families. You only need to attend one date.

SANY: Successful, Academic, Nurturing, Your future starts here.

Do you want to find out how we build success one atom at a time? Or how we create an environment that allows your child to shine with the individuality they deserve? Or that we focus on college curriculum from the minute your child walks through our doors?

If you’re looking for a diverse, intimate, challenging, and exciting school for your child, look no further than the Science Academies of New York (SANY) Charter Schools. We genuinely believe in our motto, “Many Atoms, One Family,” and we strive to give your child the best learning environment possible while making them feel part of our family. We want every student to walk through our doors and feel at home, like they belong.

And the best part? It’s tuition free. Find out how we are building success one atom at a time, and enroll your child now. The Science Academies of New York Charter Schools is accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. 

Apply here:

All applications are due by April 1st, 2023.

Will it float? STEM Club Lego Boat Challenge

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester STEM Club Completes Lego Boat Challenge

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023: We might have some future engineers on our hands! Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester STEM Club students put their engineering and problem-solving skills to the test. Atoms were given 20 minutes to design a boat out of Legos that could float on water without sinking. After the time was up, each boat was tested on the water! 

STEM club provides an authentic learning experience that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics using a real-world application of problem-solving and develops critical thinking skills.

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CSAR Atoms Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Atoms Learn the True Meaning of Friendship Through MLK's Famous Speech

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream that everyone could be friends. In honor of MLK Day, students watched videos and read a story about the life and legacy of Dr. King. Atoms learned the importance of kindness and friendship through the famous "I Have A Dream Speech." They also had the opportunity to write and draw about the meaning of friendship and how they can be a good friend to their peers. 

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Shaping Learning with 3D Structures in Kindergarten

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Learn About 3D Shapes

Monday, December 19th, 2022: Before the Holiday break, atoms in KC learned about 3D shapes like cubes, spheres, cylinders, and cones. Students got to put this knowledge to great use by creating 3D shapes out of playdough. Hands-on activities like this are essential, and we love incorporating learning and fun here at SANY!

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CSAR 2nd Grader Reads to Kindergarteners

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Promotes Reading to Kindergartener's by Having a 2nd Grader Read to Them

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022: “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax; all you need is a book!”

One of our second-grade scholars, Avery Cole, showed our Kindergarteners just how much magic they can find in a book by reading to them. You’re never too young to experience the joy of reading. We are so proud of Avery for showing leadership and mentorship while helping with our effort to promote reading practice and fluency in our kindergarten classes.

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Season's Greetings from SANY Schools - 2022

Dear Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Charter School Community, 

How is it already Holiday Break? We welcomed students to campus for the first time just yesterday. The end of the year is a time for reflection and remembrance. We are thankful for where we came from and have a moment to think about where we are going as we pursue the future with hope. Our most significant accomplishment this past year was opening this brand-new school. It gives us so much joy to take the education we provide at our Syracuse and Utica schools and bring it to the Rochester community. 

From dinner with the Dean to student & citizen of the month awards, our atoms have already accomplished much. I can’t wait to see what our students, staff, and faculty will do in the new year. We can tackle anything if we work together as many atoms, one family. 

Happy holidays!


Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

CSA Rochester

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

CSA Rochester

151 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-857-9920
Fax: 585-857-9961


1409 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


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RCSD Transportation: 585-336-4000