Important Dates

Open House

The 2021 Fall Open House will take place Sunday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 19

To reserve your spot, click here

  • 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).

Canisius is offering an exam for incoming freshman, the Class of 2026, on Saturday, November 20 at 8:30am

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

Acceptance Packets Mailed to Applicants

January 20, 2022

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

Registration will initially take place February 5, 8, and 9, 2022.

Registration by appointment only. Click here set up your appointment.

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. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022 or Saturday, April 9, 2022

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.

Summer Workshops

Summer programs for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys

Dates TBA

Have admissions questions? Contact us at or 716.882.0466.