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Spring Open House

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Crusader For The Day

Our Crusader for the Day program gives 8th grade and transfer students interested in exploring Canisius High School the chance to experience daily school life firsthand.  During their visit, students attend classes, meet and interact with teachers, staff, and other CHS students, have lunch, and experience the excellence of our school community.

Be a crusader for the day

Tuition Assistance 

Candidates for admission to 9th grade for the Class of 2028 can submit applications for tuition assistance through TADS from November 1 through December 15. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be processed in time for the January admission notification period.

Learn more and apply

Seventh Grade Practice Exam

Boys currently in seventh grade are invited to take a version of the high school entrance exam for practice.

The practice exam helps students become familiar with the exam format under actual testing conditions. There is NO COST for the practice exam, and it is open to all boys currently in seventh grade.

The practice exam will be offered on these dates:

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - noon


Scholarship and Placement Exam for the Class of 2028

Candidates for admission to 9th grade at Canisius must take the Scholarship and Placement Exam and complete the WNY Catholic School application form which serves as registration for the exam.

By appointment only.


Transfer students do not take the Entrance Exam; Click here for transfer application information.

Class of 2028 Acceptance Notifications

Applicants are notified of their acceptance January 19, 2024

This is the earliest acceptance notification date. Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis after this date until fall.

Class of 2028 New Student Reception

January 25, 2024


Registration for the Class of 2028

February 3, 6 or 7, 2024


Scholarship and Placement Exam Tutorial Course

Three tutoring sessions designed to help eighth grade young men prepare and achieve success on the Scholarship and Placement Exam.  Classes are small with a focus on individual attention.

  • 2024 dates TBA

Enroll in the exam prep course


Have admissions questions? Contact us at or 716.882.0466.