Office of Educational
Partnerships

Office of Educational<br>Partnerships

School Partnerships

 

The School of Education and Human Services at Canisius College prides itself in establishing high quality, mutually beneficial relationships with area schools. Our students are professionally prepared for initial and advanced certification under the guidance and mentorship of teachers and administrators in our partner schools.

 

The following is a list of our school partners in the Western New York area.

 
Tapestry Charter School
The Tapestry Charter School/Canisius College Professional Development School (PDS) is dedicated to preparing socially responsible students, teacher candidates, and educators within a vibrant community of learners and leaders. Partners share responsibility and appropriate resources for academic excellence though inquiry-based practices and relevant professional development. We weave together the essential elements to prepare PDS participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to inspire a life-long passion for learning and teaching.
Sweet Home Middle and High Schools

 The Canisius College/Sweet Home District Professional Development School (PDS) partnership is dedicated to fostering social responsibility and intellectual curiosity in students, teacher candidates, and educators. 

Charles H. Lindbergh Elementary School

Lindbergh /Canisius College Professional Development School (PDS) is dedicated to preparing socially responsible students, teacher candidates, and educators within a vibrant community of learners and leaders. Partners share responsibility and resources for academic excellence though inquiry-based practices and relevant professional development. 

BPS #99 Stanley M. Makowski 
Early Childhood Center

The mission statement directing the Professional Development School  (PDS) of The Makowski School and Canisius College emphasizes their decision to nurture a rich relationship. The partnership is uniquely designed to benefit all stakeholders, with a special emphasis on the young children. The International Baccalaureate Program will help direct all their actions to prepare  the young students to become responsible and productive global citizens. This PDS will also work collaboratively to ensure that the teacher education candidates will be well-prepared for the challenges of today’s schools. 

Charter School for Applied Technologies

Charter School for Applied Technologies (grades PreK-12) is the largest charter school in New York State. CSAT wants to prepare each child for the challenging society that awaits him or her.

Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo

Nativity Miguel Middle School (grades 5-8) creates an educational atmosphere that gives students the opportunity to graduate from high school and prepare them for college. 

Armor Elementary School

The mission of Armor Elementary School (grades K-5) is to teach and nurture the whole child through academics, wellness, and character. Educators will foster life-long learners who are productive and responsible citizens of the world. 

BPS #17 
Early Childhood Center

BPS # 17 (grades PreK-4) is an Early Childhood Center located right down the street from the Canisius College campus.Early Childhood Center #17 provides a nurturing and challenging environment to help students maximize their potential.  

Cantalician Center

Cantalician Center, which is centered in the Catholic principle of Human Dignity, works to provide services to individuals with disabilities that offer opportunities and promote independence. 

Summit Educational Resources
In association with the
Institute for Autism Research

Summit Educational Resources is dedicated to preparing children and adults with developmental disabilities or behavioral challenges and their families for success. Their vision is that people with a disability will achieve a full and productive life.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf
In association with the 
Master of Science in Deaf Education

St. Mary's School for the Deaf states that their mission is to deliver equitable access to exemplary educational programs that prepare deaf students to be self-directed, lifelong learners.

For more information about partnering with Canisius or if you are interested in working with one of the schools listed above, contact Nancy Wallace, Ph.D., Director of School and Community Partnerships at 716-888-2768, or, at wallacen@canisius.edu