While many students across Western New York have been attending school remotely or in a hybrid format this school year, Canisius High School has students learning on campus, full-time, five days a week.
“I never thought I’d find myself saying ‘I want to be in school,’ but that’s what happened,” says Charles Piggot '21.
“The switch to remote learning (in spring 2020) helped me see the importance of physically being in school,” echoes Ashton Joseph '23. “While the Canisius teachers did a good job with the transition, so much human interaction is missing online.”
Canisius made it a priority to bring students and teachers back to campus full-time for the 2020-21 school year with the implementation of new health and safely protocols such as daily temperature checks, distancing, and one-way stairwells. While there have been isolated COVID cases in the school community this school year, so far there have been no outbreaks linked to the school.
“A hallmark of Jesuit education is cura personalis, or ‘care of the whole person’,” explains Canisius Principal Andrea Tyrpak-Endres. “That level of care is difficult through a computer screen. We knew we had to find a way to safely get back to in-person interactions.”
Potential freshmen and transfer students, and their parents, are welcome to visit Canisius during Open House on Sunday, April 25. Appointments are required. Click here to book an appointment.