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Catholic Academy Of West Buffalo

Catholic Academy of West Buffalo is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning environment. Please read our "Airborne Infectious Disease Policy" by clicking on the link.

Catholic education is alive and well in the diocese of Buffalo! At Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, we are so proud of our history of excellence in education. According to Business First rankings for Middle Schools in June 2019, Catholic Academy of West Buffalo is ranked among the top 10% of private, parochial , charter and public schools in the city of Buffalo!

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Message From The Principal:

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Welcome to a new school year, and for many of us, a new school at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo. Catholic Academy and Our Lady of Black Rock are truly “Stronger Together”.

There are so many changes happening right now at CAWB. Teachers are busy preparing their rooms for an influx of students. Many of the grades have been moved, and there are new teachers scattered throughout the building. There is a flurry of activity throughout the entire building as the anticipation grows. 

Despite the many changes, some things are permanent. Last September, Sister Gail expressed our commitments: spiritually, to prepare students to be authentic followers of Jesus; academically, to strive for excellence; and socially, to build a community. These principles, the mission of the school, has not changed; indeed, in many ways they are even more important as we start this new school journey. 

There will be “bumps in the road”, as all of us get used to each other, to a new building in some cases to new staff, and in others to new families, and for all of us a new community. But we are committed to the mission of the school. We will be “Stronger Together”. 

Many exciting days are ahead of us, and we look forward to sharing this journey with each of you.


Tim McDowell



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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Our Spring Open House is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th from  6:00 - 7:30pm.  Come tour our building, meet the administrators, faculty and parents and learn more about the school’s programs.  Registration for September 2022 is ongoing with preference given to current families and parishioners of affiliated parishes.  Office staff will be available to review forms and answer questions regarding financial aid and admission. Tuition Assistance information is available if you are in need of financial aid.  For information, call the school @ 885-6111 or visit us on Facebook or Twitter @cawb1069.