Welcome to Western New York
We know you have many education choices for your child. Families of all faiths who have chosen the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Buffalo have discovered outstanding education, leadership and spiritual guidance for their children - a tradition since 1847.
Our schools are Christ-centered private schools that are focused on nurturing academic excellence, Christian character and service to others. It is our mission to educate your child to reach his or her full potential in an atmosphere rooted in Catholic tradition and Gospel values. Buffalo Catholic private schools are considered among the best private schools in Western New York.
The academic success of our students is well documented - proof that you can have faith in a Catholic education:
- 99% of Catholic high school students graduate.
- 98% of Catholic high school graduates go on to college.
- 2012 graduates of Catholic high schools received a total of $157 million in college scholarships.
- The top three elementary schools in Western New York, as ranked in the 2013 Business First Guide to Western New York Schools, are Catholic schools. Read more.
- Five of the top ten middle schools in Western New York, as ranked in the 2013 Business First Guide to Western New York Schools, are Catholic schools. Read more.
- Two of the top three high schools in Western New York, as ranked in the 2013 Business First Guide to Western New York Schools, are Catholic schools. Read more.
In Western New York's Catholic schools every child is seen as a child of God, deserving of respect and an opportunity to reach their full potential.
Learn, Grow, Succeed
At Western New York's Catholic schools, we believe in educating mind, body and soul in a caring, nurturing and safe environment. Our approach to education focuses on the many aspects of a student's growth. By fostering their intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development, we help children to become better students and well-rounded young men and women capable of succeeding in high school, college and beyond.
Great Teachers . . . Great Students
The caring teachers in our Catholic schools are among the most qualified and brightest professionals in the field. You'll also find them dedicated - to children and to our faith. Beginning in the elementary years and continuing through high school, our teachers ensure that learning is maximized through personal attention, technology and a variety of instructional strategies. The result: 98 percent of Catholic high school students go on to college.
Find out more about why so many families have chosen a Catholic education for their children. Call 716-847-5520 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Catholic Schools - Preparing Students for a Brighter Future
Read about "Faith in Tomorrow," our three-year strategic plan which builds on a history of more than 150 years of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. It is our sincere hope that this plan will strengthen not just our Catholic schools, but also our Church and community as it offers us Faith in Tomorrow.
The WNY Catholic Schools Commitment
We know that parents in Buffalo and throughout Western New York have a number of choices when it comes to finding the best Buffalo elementary school and Buffalo high school for their children and we are committed to providing you with research and resources to help you make a wise and informed decision. The best Buffalo elementary schools are featured in the 2013 Business First Guide to Western New York Elementary Schools. The best Buffalo High Schools are also featured in the 2013 Business First Guide to Western New York High Schools. Finding the best school can be a challenge but we feel our resources will certainly help point you in the right direction. You can also call us at 716-847-5520 to learn more.