Important Dates

Now accepting applicants for the 2020-21 school year, both freshmen and transfer students.

Open House

Please check back again soon for new Open House dates.

Crusader For The Day

Eighth graders have the opportunity to spend a school day attending Canisius as Crusaders For The Day and experiencing the excellence of the Canisius Community.

Stay tuned for 2020-2021 dates.

Entrance Exam Tutorial Course

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

  • October 31, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • November 14, 2020

Tuition Assistance 

Families applying to Canisius for the Class of 2024 may submit TADS tuition assistance applications from November 1 through December 13, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed in time for the January 24, 2020 admission notification period. Click the button below for the application.

See Us In Action

For parents and sons...   

Interactive virtual visit and Q&A sessions via Zoom on these dates:

  • August 5, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • August 12, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • August 19, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm


Entrance & Scholarship Exam

The Entrance Exam is offered the second and fourth Fridays of each month, or by appointment. Contact the office of admission to schedule your date and time.

Candidates for admission to ninth grade at Canisius must take the Entrance and Scholarship Exam and complete the standardized Diocese of Buffalo high school application. Click the button below. Please select Canisius as your first choice school on the application. 

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

Acceptance Packets Mailed to Applicants

Notice of acceptance, academic merit scholarships and tuition grants were mailed to both first and second choice applicants for the Class of 2024 on January 23, 2020.

Registration for the Class of 2024

Saturday, February 1, 2020* at 10:00am

*This is the first date to register for fall 2020. Registration is by appointment if you cannot make this date.

Seventh Grade Practice Exam

Boys currently in seventh grade are invited to take a version of the Entrance and Scholarship Exam for practice. The practice exam helps students become familiar with the exam format by taking the exam under actual testing conditions. 

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:00am
    ***Postponed. New date TBA***

Higher Achievement Program

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

Check back again for summer 2021 dates.

Wonder Week Workshops

For rising 6th and 7th grade boys

Check back again as we add new dates for the following:

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