Cardinal O Hara High School

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Established in 1961, Cardinal O'Hara is a co-ed Catholic high school in the Franciscan tradition whose mission is to provide a holistic Catholic-Christian environment that addresses the uniqueness of the individual in a total community of learners.
Cardinal O`Hara has a dedicated commitment to academic excellence, and helping students grow intellectually and spiritually so they can realize their full potential.
Our family-like atmosphere and our smaller class sizes ensure our students receive the support they need.
We have a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate, with over 90% of our student body involved in extracurricular activities.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 259 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
259 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Cardinal O Hara High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English, AP Physics I and II, AP Psychology, AP United States History and Governement
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Candy Crush Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, Engineering Club, Good Samaritan Club, Guitar Club, International Club, MasterMinds, Model UN, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Ski Club, Tabletop Games Club, Travel Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella, Culinary Arts, Dance Ensemble, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble

School Notes

  • Established in 1961, Cardinal O`Hara High School is a Catholic, co-educational High School founded in the Franciscan tradition. You Belong Here, where smaller class sizes, a family-like atmosphere, and dedication to Franciscan values allows students to thrive.
  • From our AP and College-level classes to our unique programs in the fine and culinary arts, O'Hara students are challenged academically, while still having opportunities to explore all of their interests.
  • O`Hara students are extremely involved, with over 90% of students participating in extracurricular activities. All students also complete at least 35 hours of community service every year!
  • This well-rounded educational experience prepares our students for college and beyond so they can become active and contributing members of their communities.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 259 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Erie County, NY is $10,014 for elementary schools and $14,196 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Erie County, NY is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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