Cardinal O Hara High School

  • Established in 1961, Cardinal O Hara High School is a Catholic, co-educational High School founded in the Franciscan tradition.
  • Academic achievement is our highest priority. John Francis Cardinal O'Hara's long years as an educator at one of the greatest universities in the country prepared him to meet the pressing problems of Catholic education.
  • His dream and greatest accomplishment was to establish a Diocesan Catholic High School system, opening 23 schools over time in the Diocese of Buffalo.
  • His mission was memorialized in a special way with the opening of Cardinal O'Hara High School.

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students259 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Cardinal O Hara High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English, AP Physics, AP World History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Established in 1961, Cardinal O Hara High School is a Catholic, co-educational High School founded in the Franciscan tradition. Academic achievement is our highest priority. John Francis Cardinal O’Hara's long years as an educator at one of the greatest universities in the country prepared him to meet the pressing problems of Catholic education. His dream and greatest accomplishment was to establish a Diocesan Catholic High School system, opening 23 schools over time in the Diocese of Buffalo. His mission was memorialized in a special way with the opening of Cardinal O'Hara High School.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buffalo
    Canisius High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 878 students
    5.8 miles
    1180 Delaware Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14209
    (716)882-0466
    5.8 9-12
    878
  • Buffalo
    St Joseph's Collegiate Institute
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 722 students
    2.9 miles
    845 Kenmore Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14223
    (716)874-4024
    2.9 9-12
    722
  • Athol Springs
    St Francis High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 536 students
    15.5 miles
    4129 Lake Shore Rd
    Athol Springs, NY 14010
    (716)627-1200
    15.5 9-12
    536
  • Buffalo
    Bishop Timon-st Jude High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 245 students
    10.7 miles
    601 Mckinley Pkwy
    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716)826-3610
    10.7 9-12
    245
  • Buffalo
    Grades: PK-12 | 310 students
    4.6 miles
    4625 Harlem Rd
    Buffalo, NY 14226
    (716)839-1242
    4.6 PK-12
    310

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