Canisius High School

  • Canisius is a Catholic, Jesuit, independent college preparatory school, grades 9 through 12, serving young men of diverse backgrounds from all over Western New York.
  • Our mission is to challenge students to strive for excellence as critical thinkers and effective communicators who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religiously oriented, loving, and committed to justice.
  • At Canisius, students come first, academic excellence matters, and teachers are dedicated to helping each and every student find success.
  • The distinguished and rigorous academic program, based upon a liberal arts curriculum, is designed to prepare students for college.
  • Additionally, Canisius students have the opportunity to take many honors and advanced placement level courses.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students878 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Canisius High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buffalo
    St Joseph's Collegiate Institute
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 725 students
    3 miles
    845 Kenmore Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14223
    (716) 874-4024
    3 9-12
    725
  • Buffalo
    Bishop Timon-st Jude High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 187 students
    5.4 miles
    601 Mckinley Pkwy
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 826-3610
    5.4 9-12
    187
  • Buffalo
    Grades: 5-12 | 575 students
    1.9 miles
    1250 Amherst St
    Buffalo, NY 14216
    (716) 332-6300
    1.9 5-12
    575
  • Athol Springs
    St Francis High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 536 students
    9.8 miles
    4129 Lake Shore Rd
    Athol Springs, NY 14010
    (716) 627-1200
    9.8 9-12
    536
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-12 | 310 students
    5.6 miles
    4625 Harlem Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14226
    (716) 839-1242
    5.6 PK-12
    310

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