Catherine M. Oldenburg
WNY Maritime Charter School
266 Genesee Street
Buffalo, New York 14204
716-842-6289 ext. 3302
I am proud to be serving as the Commandant at Western New York Maritime Charter School. Our school offers a unique experience for both students and staff as we embark on a journey of becoming a nationally recognized model school. Our teachers are certified in their content areas and offer a wide range of educational programs both to our cadets (high school students) and our candidates (middle school students). Our school offers a program which emphasizes these four cornerstones: academic development, physical development, character development, and leadership development. Our mission is to grow citizens who cherish our country and will help our community be a great place to live.
Here at Maritime, I am very impressed with the dedication that our teachers have and the professionalism with which they approach their jobs. They give 100% to helping our students obtain the education that they deserve. Our teachers want our students to be as ready as possible for life beyond high school. Our students are here as young people learning that character, education, leadership and excellence all matter. I am equally impressed with the pride I see in our students - the way they wear their uniforms, the cleanliness of the school, and their concern for grades. I see our cadets participating in community service, week-end activities, and after school activities. Best of all, I see that our cadets are concerned for each other. They care that each cadet knows the success of academic effort and the pride of being a member of NJROTC. I have also had the pleasure of meeting many parents who share a belief in the importance of academic effort and integrity. I enjoy serving all members of the Maritime community and sharing in the success of our graduates as they enter college, the armed forces, or the work force knowing that our program prepared them well for their future lives.
If I can be of service in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me either by phone or email. I look forward to working with you and I thank you for the privilege of working with your children.
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