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Canisius High School

Canisius High School is an all-male private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Canisius High School says

Canisius is a Catholic, Jesuit, independent college preparatory school, grades 9 through 12, serving young men of diverse backgrounds from all over Western New York. Our mission is to challenge students to strive for excellence as critical thinkers and effective communicators who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religiously oriented, loving, and committed to justice. At Canisius, students come first, academic excellence matters, and teachers are dedicated to helping each and every student find success. The distinguished and rigorous academic program, based upon a liberal arts curriculum, is designed to prepare students for college. Additionally, Canisius students have the opportunity to take many honors and advanced placement level courses.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 814
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 224
10 217
11 201
12 172

Canisius High School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Canisius High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1
Gender 100% Male
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 84%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Associations & Memberships

Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)

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