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2022 Best Private Schools in the Buffalo Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Nichols School

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    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    5-12,

    86 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I came into Nichols as a Junior, and loved the campus and teaching style. There is no NYS regents exams which allows the teachers to spend more time on confusing topics and skip easier ones.....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 567,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Buffalo Seminary

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    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    9-12,

    118 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am a rising senior at Buffalo Seminary currently, and have greatly enjoyed my time here. This school is incredibly welcoming and all of the students and teachers are very encouraging. I've had a....

    Read 118 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 160,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Canisius High School

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    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    9-12,

    112 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says 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....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 830,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    The Park School of Buffalo

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    Private School,

    SNYDER, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    29 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Park is a private prep school that is progressive, rather than conservative. It is welcoming to every kind of kid and generously supports not only wealthy people but kids and families from every....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 291,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Nardin Academy

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    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    221 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Nardin is a great private school that offers so many opportunities for their students. The teachers actually want to see they’re students succeed and are always willing to talk with the kids if there....

    Read 221 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 913,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Christian Central Academy

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    Private School,

    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    47 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I'm a senior at Christian Central Academy and have attended since kindergarten, I love it! The teachers really care about the students and the culture of the school is one of growth and love. It is....

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 260,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

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    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    9-12,

    176 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Sacred Heart was overall very good. This school offers so many amazing opportunities to grow whether it be through academics or extracurricular activities. The staff works hard to....

    Read 176 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 465,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    St. Francis High School

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    Private School,

    HAMBURG, NY,

    9-12,

    87 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Choosing St.Francis High School for my 2 sons (Class of 2017 and Class of 2020)was the best decision we made for them. My boys received an excellent education and went to college fully prepared for....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 470,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School

    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    9-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am going to be a senior this year at Timon, and I loved my previous years here. The atmosphere, the love we share with each other and our teachers is extraordinary! We all know each other here at....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 245,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute

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    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    9-12,

    102 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Extremely helpful teachers that will always go out of their way to help you. Strong bond between students forming "brotherhood". Great athletics..

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 750,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  11. #11 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Mount St. Mary Academy

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    Private School,

    KENMORE, NY,

    9-12,

    71 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Mount has provided me with a fantastic education, supportive teachers and great friends. I’m very thankful to have received such wonderful skills, including writing, public speaking, performing, and....

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 317,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Cardinal O'Hara High School

    Private School,

    TONAWANDA, NY,

    9-12,

    55 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Cardinal O'Hara High School is full of kind students and caring teachers. It offers classes for students of all levels, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and classes for many different....

    Read 55 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  13. #13 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    St. Mary's High School

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    Private School,

    LANCASTER, NY,

    9-12,

    68 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says St. Mary's was a life changing experience at a difficult time in my life. I entered St Mary's my sophomore year. The faculty is amazing and very helpful. They are driven to help you succeed and....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 375,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  14. #14 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Mount Mercy Academy

    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    9-12,

    132 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says While every school has its set of challenges, Mount Mercy is an amazing school. The opportunities paired with the faculty and students create an irreplaceable environment. Mercy allows each person to....

    Read 132 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 228,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    Christian Academy of Western New York

    Private School,

    NORTH TONAWANDA, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Christian Academy of Western New York is a nice small school. It has a lot of diversity and all the staff and administration are very welcoming. They definitely get you ready to face college. They....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 148,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Private High Schools in Buffalo Area.

    West Seneca Christian School

    Private School,

    WEST SENECA, NY,

    PK, K-12,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers here really care about the students, and with small class sizes you really get some one on one time with teachers whenever you need it..

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 108,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  17. St. John Lutheran School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NORTH TONAWANDA, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says St. John has been a wonderful asset to our family and faith. The education provided at St. John far exceeds any and all my expectations, my children are thriving academically and emotionally. The....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 152,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  18. Notre Dame Academy

    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My school teaches me discipline, respect, and responsibility. I love my school because it has lots of facilities. There is a playground, a computer lab, library, science labs, prayer hall, and a...I also enjoy my school because it has some really cool teachers who make the lessons interesting and really make you want to work hard. I like school because I get to do things that can't do at home...My school is special because we have a unique system that allows us as students to make our way to a better future. We have a community of respect and love for everyone no matter their race or skin...I am not just a number at my school. I really do feel like it’s a home away from home. My teachers know me and I feel comfortable communicating with them..

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 500,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  19. St. Amelia School

    Private School,

    TONAWANDA, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Fantastic School! I have 3 children from K-6 and have enjoyed the small school feel with a lot of opportunity for parental involvement. There is something for everyone from clubs, to arts, to....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Students: 653,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  20. St. Gregory the Great School

    Private School,

    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    Students: 608,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  21. St. Christopher Catholic School

    Private School,

    TONAWANDA, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Students: 436,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  22. St. Mark Elementary School

    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    K-8,

    Students: 409,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  23. St. John the Baptist School

    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    Students: 389,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  24. Queen of Heaven Elementary School

    Private School,

    WEST SENECA, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The best choice I ever made was sending my daughter here. It is a loving community that cares about kids in every aspect and teaches them to be responsible and love learning. My daughter always looks....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Students: 365,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  25. Elmwood Franklin School

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    Private School,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    PK, K-8,

    22 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says EFS is THE greatest. The teachers and administration provide and incredible foundation that builds confidence, encourages friendships, and gives kids lifelong skills to be successful in anything they....

    Read 22 reviews.

    Students: 328,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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