Jesuit Preparation for College ... For Life.

Canisius is a Jesuit, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 9-12.

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 student is one who excels in the classroom, on the athletic field or stage, and in his community.

For nearly 150 years, the only Jesuit high school in Western New York 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.

You don't have to be Catholic to attend Canisius. We welcome students of all faiths.

Because you are taking time to explore this website, it is apparent that you care deeply about education. Know that at Canisius academic excellence matters and teachers are dedicated to helping each student find success. That success may come in a classroom or a computer lab, through the arts or sports, as a leader or as a volunteer. 

We invite you learn more about becoming part of our school community. Our website has information about Canisius and the application process, and answers to questions such as:

We also invite you call us in the admission office at 716.200.0205, or email us. We look forward to helping you explore your possibilities.

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Canisius graduates continue their education at many of the top institutions of higher learning.
Pictured below are some members of the Class of 2021 and the colleges they chose.

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We offer summer programs for middle school boys.

  • Higher Achievement Program (HAP)
  • Math in Motion Workshop
  • Outdoor Adventure Workshop
  • Video Game Design & Animation Workshop
  • Robotics & Science Olympics Workshop
  • Several Sports Camps