Former Holy Angels Academy to Begin New Life as Home for Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies

April 28, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. - McGuire Development Company, a local commercial development, real estate consulting and property management firm, and managing partner of the McGuire Development/Ellicott Development joint ownership of the former Holy Angels Academy, today announced that it will return the former Holy Angels Academy to the mission of education through an exciting partnership with Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT). 

CSAT is one of Western New York’s most successful charter schools and the largest charter school in New York State, offering a comprehensive K-12 education. As of the 2014-2015 academic year, CSAT will be expanding its programs to welcome an additional 264 new students from its more than 1,000 student wait list; CSAT will add a total of 690 new students over the next six years. The new Hertel Avenue location will serve as CSAT’s Middle School facility.

The former Catholic school has been extraordinarily well maintained and boasts 75,000 square feet of space with more than 30 classrooms, a new library and auditorium, a new gymnasium, and ample on-site parking.

“We are thrilled to partner with CSAT at this property. We know CSAT’s incredible standard of excellence will guarantee that the future of this iconic facility will continue its tradition of producing exceptional students for our community,” says James Dentinger, president of McGuire Development.

“Our administration and our teachers couldn’t be more excited about our move into the former Holy Angels Academy. The building is impeccable, it suits the needs of our students and our programs and allows for future growth. McGuire Development has been an instrumental partner in the success of this enterprise and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the future,” says J. Efrain Martinez, superintendent of CSAT. “We eagerly anticipate bringing the school back to the surrounding North Buffalo community after a year of absence and look forward to developing a fruitful relationship with the neighborhood that benefits everyone.”

McGuire Development and CSAT are working closely to get the facility ready to welcome students in August 2014. Together, McGuire Development and CSAT are excited to work collaboratively with the Holy Angels Academy Alumni community to maintain the facility’s history of educational excellence and to include the Alumni in the future of the building.

About McGuire Development Company

McGuire Development Company is a full service commercial development and real estate firm specializing in real estate services, development, property management, owner representation and brokerage. For more information, visit or call 829-1900.

About Charter School for Applied Technologies

Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) opened its doors in 2001 as a 700-student school serving grades K-6. Today, CSAT is a busy campus consisting of three distinct buildings (Elementary, Middle and High Schools), that host approximately 1,675 students from 19 different school districts throughout WNY. It has evolved to become the largest charter school in New York State and one of eight charter schools to offer a comprehensive K-12 education. For more information, visit

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