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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 878 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Canisius High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students
878 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Canisius High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Canisius High School often compared to?
Canisius High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute by visitors of our site.
What is Canisius High School's ranking?
Canisius High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Canisius High School?
The application deadline for Canisius High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Canisius High School located?
Canisius High School is located in the Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, NY. There are 2 other private schools located in Elmwood Village.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 878 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Buffalo, NY is $7,418 for elementary schools and $10,306 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Buffalo, NY is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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