Important Dates

Open House

Typically held in fall each year. 2021 dates TBA.

  • Private tours can be scheduled year-round. Please click here.

Crusader For The Day

Eighth grade boys and potential transfer students can spend a school day as Crusaders For The Day to experience life at Canisius.


Entrance Exam Tutorial Course

Prepare for the Entrance Exam with a course that runs three Saturdays, 9:00-11:30am:

  • October 30, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • November 13, 2021


Tuition Assistance 

Candidates for admission to ninth grade at Canisius can submit TADS tuition assistance applications from November 1 through December 15. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed in time for the January admission notification period. Click the button below for the application.

Entrance & Scholarship Exam

Candidates for admission to ninth grade at Canisius must take the Entrance and Scholarship Exam and complete the Diocese of Buffalo high school application which serves as registration for the exam (click "apply" button below).

Candidates can take the exam at Canisius on Wednesdays at noon. Please contact the office of admission at 716.200.0236 to reserve your space or to schedule your exam at a different time/date.

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

Acceptance Packets Mailed to Applicants

January 21, 2021

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

Registration for the Class of 2026

Dates in 2022 TBA

See Us In Action

New dates will be announced soon for this opportunity for parents and prospective students to visit on a school day. Please check back.

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 by taking the exam under actual testing conditions. 

Dates in 2022 TBA

Higher Achievement Program

The Higher Achievement Program (HAP) summer camp is specifically designed for rising 8th grade boys. 

Summer 2022 dates TBD. Space will be limited.

Wonder Week Workshops

Summer programs for rising 6th and 7th grade boys

Space is limited.

Have admissions questions? Contact us at admissions@canisiushigh.org or 716.882.0466.