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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Canisius High School is a top rated, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Buffalo, NY. It has 830 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Tuition is $13,833 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,833
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Canisius High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1270
267 responses
Average ACT
30
103 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
  • Retreats
    19%
  • Varsity football games
    19%
  • Christmas assembly
    14%
  • Casa de Café music event
    11%
  • Ski Club trips
    11%
  • Immersion trip
    8%
  • Musicals!
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
830
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$55,751
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$320,755
National
$184,700
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Cannot rate this school highly enough. my son transferred in after his sophomore year. The school at large, teachers, admin, students alike all welcomed him with open arms and really made him feel like part of the brotherhood immediately. He was an athlete and honor roll student. he is now playing D1 collegiate athletics and feels very confident going into it because of the preparation both in the classroom and on the field, that canisius provided. As a parent I really appreciate the feeling of family that this wonderful place provides. My wife and I consider ourselves honored that we had the privilege to send our son there.
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Canisius has a brotherhood quality that you do not see at other schools, and along with having excellent academics, the school has retreat and service programs that really help each individual discover himself. One thing that I would change would be to lower tuition because that would allow more people to attend which would increase selectivity and improve academic competitiveness.
This school completely changed me from the time that I began school there to when I graduated. The brotherhood is the greatest part about this school and all of the teachers really care about your success. Yes, the school can be very strict, but it really was the best decision I have ever made. The emphasis on service is really amazing, I had the opportunity to go to the Dominican Republic to serve the people there. You will not regret attending this school.