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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
253 responses
Average ACT
30
99 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Varsity football games
    20%
  • Retreats
    17%
  • Christmas assembly
    14%
  • Casa de Café music event
    11%
  • Ski Club trips
    11%
  • Immersion trip
    9%
  • Musicals!
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
830
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 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.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,049
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$847
National
$949
Median Home Value
$196,543
National
$184,700
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Canisius High School Reviews

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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.
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Our son is a recent graduate of Canisius High School. His experience was extremely positive. We considered the academics to be rigorous, but our son remained enthusiastic about school throughout his four years. Most pleasing of all to us, was his self development and awareness of taking care of others in his his family, school, and community. We feel our son received a very well rounded education at Canisius and is well prepared for success in college and beyond.
A school that encourages independence and accountability. Students are well rounded and consistently strive to support each other. Bad representation of the school through bad behavior comes with a cost that many times includes being asked to leave permanently. This includes behavior outside of school / parties/athletic events/drinking / fighting and more. Also ..”dress down “ days are few and far between ( not true for many private schools). ..and the uniform consists of dress shirt and pants with belt , tie and appropriate footwear. My son is a Junior and I am happy with the education he is receiving and know he will not struggle in the least at the college level.