About Us

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Canandaigua Academy, (grades 9-12), has a proud history stretching all the way back to its establishment as a private boys school in 1791. It became a public school in 1900 and retained the beloved "Academy" name. Again this year Newsweek Magazine named it one of the top 1,500 U.S. public high schools. In 2015, ranks CA #15 of 86 high schools in the Rochester 8-county region, based on NYS test results over a four-year period. .

Canandaigua Academy offers a tradition of academic excellence, athletic accomplishment and artistic achievement. The Academy hosts a comprehensive program geared to meet the needs of all of its students. Standards and expectations are high. The staff seeks to work with parents and community to build a partnership which ensures student success. Administration is guided by an annual Building Action Plan, developed/revised each summer.

The school provides an exceptional selection of special experiences. Students may choose from numerous academic electives, clubs, athletic programs, internships and social functions. All aim to contribute to the total development of a young adult.


435 East Street
Canandaigua NY 14424




7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


marissa logue

Mrs. Marissa Logue


Mrs. Logue, a 1996 graduate of Canandaigua Academy, returned to lead her alma mater in July of 2020. Previously, Mrs. Logue has worked as an associate principal in the Rush-Henrietta School District, and as a school administrator in both Massachusetts and Florida. Mrs. Logue is a graduate of Syracuse University and Lynn University.

cary burke

Mrs. Cary Burke

Asst. Principal 

(9th Grade P-Z, 10th Grade R-Z, 11th Grade N-Z, 12th Grade O-Z)

Mrs. Burke has been a science teacher at CA since 1994, teaching biology and chemistry. She has her bachelors degree in biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo and her Masters degree from Cornell. She received her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Oswego.

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Mr. Eric Jordan

Asst. Principal


Mr. Jordan joined CA in July, 2012 as an Assistant Principal after teaching Business at Churchville-Chili High School since 2005. He has also taught at Pittsford Sutherland High School. This is Mr. Jordan's first Assistant Principal position. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo and earned his Certificate of Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport in 2009.

kaitlin lafave

Mrs. Kaitlin LaFave

Asst. Principal 

(9th Grade G-O, 10th Grade G-P, 11th Grade G-M, 12th Grade G-N)

Kaitlin LaFave is a newly appointed Assistant Principal at Canandaigua Academy starting in July 2023. Her previous positions include MTSS Coordinator, Dean of Students, and Instructional Coach at Honeoye Central School District, as well as High School English and Special Education Teacher at Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District. Mrs. LaFave earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from SUNY Geneseo, a Master of Science in Adolescent Education from Nazareth College of Rochester, and most recently attended the Warner School at the University of Rochester for her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership.