Important Dates

Crusader for a Day

Eighth graders have the opportunity to spend a day attending Canisius as Crusaders For A Day and experiencing the excellence of the Canisius Community. Contact the Office of Admission to arrange your day.

Class of 2021 Entrance & Scholarship

The Entrance and Scholarship Exam at Canisius was Saturday, December 3 at 8:30 a.m. for students interested in becoming members of the Class of 2021. Students should take the exam at their first choice school.

Students interested in applying to Canisius High School as members of the Class of 2021 should complete an application as soon as possible. The application is a standardized Diocese of Buffalo high school application. Click here for the online application.

It's not too late to take the entrance exam. It is also offered by individual appointment. Please contact Tom Weislo, Director of Admission, at 882-0466 or

Acceptance Packages Mailed to Applicants

Notice of acceptance, academic merit scholarships and tuition grants will be mailed to both first and second choice applicants by Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Registration for the Class of 2021

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Seventh Grade Practice Exam

Boys currently in seventh grade are invited to take a version of the Entrance and Scholarship Exam for practice. The practice exam helps students become familiar with the exam format by taking the exam under actual testing conditions. There is NO COST for the exam, and it is open to any boy currently in seventh grade. The practice exam will be offered at Canisius High School on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017
    9:00 a.m.-noon
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    9:00 a.m.-noon
  • Saturday, April 7, 2017
    9:00 a.m.-noon

To register for the exam, please email the Office of Admission, or click the link below for the sign up form:


Have a question? Contact the Office of Admission via email, or by phone at (716) 200-0205.