Thank you for your interest in Canisius High School!

At Canisius, students come first. The rigorous academic program prepares young men for college. The diverse extracurricular programs engage the mind and body. And, the mission of the school - to create "Men for Others" - inspires the spirit. A Canisius High School student is one who excels in the classroom, on the athletic field or stage, and in his community.

For nearly 150 years, the school has been producing young men of competence, conscience, compassion, and character. Our graduates demonstrate an ability to thrive in the classroom and beyond, consistently showing their readiness to take leading roles in their communities once their formal education is complete.

Because you are taking time to explore this website, it is apparent that you care deeply about education. Know then, that at Canisius academic excellence matters and teachers are dedicated to helping every student find success. That success may come in a classroom or a computer lab, on a stage or an athletic field, as a leader or as a volunteer. The commitment to help young men find their places in the world is one that is taken very seriously.

We invite you learn more about becoming part of this truly outstanding school community. The admission portion of our website has information about Canisius and the application process, and answers such questions as:

If you would like to talk more in depth, please contact the admission office at 716-200-0205, or send us an email. We look forward to helping you explore the possibility of spending the next four years here!

We offer summer programs for middle school boys.

  • Higher Achievement Program (HAP)
  • Video Game Design & Animation Workshop
  • Robotics & Science Olympics Workshop
  • Several Sports Camps