About Us

Canisius High School is a Catholic, Jesuit, college-preparatory school founded in 1870 for boys in grades 9 through 12.

Canisius welcomes students of all faiths, and offers a challenging curriculum that provides a broad range of course offerings that includes honors and Advanced Placement courses, complemented by a host of enriching electives. The school offers its students participation in inter-scholastic sports as well as dozens of music ensembles, teams, and clubs. At the heart of it all is a commitment to Christian service in the Jesuit tradition, designed to instill the desire to become a "Man for Others" in each and every graduate.

Canisius is named after St. Peter Canisius, S.J. (1521-1597). He preached and taught in parishes, reformed and founded universities, wrote many books including popular catechisms, restored lapsed Catholics, and cared for the sick.