About Us


About Us

Cardinal O’Hara High School, situated in a neighborhood setting, provides a campus environment on 17 acres offering a comprehensive college preparatory education in the Franciscan tradition. Rooted in the five core values of Franciscan life, Cardinal O’Hara remains committed to ensuring that each student will be:

  • Formed in FAITH
  • Empowered in KNOWLEDGE
  • Immersed in TRADITION
  • Enriched in OPPORTUNITY
  • Prepared for LIFE

Former Bishop John Francis O’Hara’s dream was memorialized in a special way with the opening of Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1961. The ideals of human understanding and human needs are hallmarks of this great institution and speak to the very heart and spirit that makes Cardinal O’Hara one of Western New York’s most respected and unique Catholic-Christian high schools.

Our commitment to academic excellence helps all students grow intellectually and spiritually so they can realize their full potential. These values have laid the foundation for the success of many of our alumni. Cardinal O’Hara respects the individuality of each student. Trust, openness and acceptance provide an atmosphere where true education can take place, educating the total person.