The mission of Archbishop Shaw High School is to provide a program that furthers the college preparatory education of its students in a manner consistent with the doctrines of Catholic education and in the context of the Salesian philosophy and teachings of St. John Bosco as manifested in his Preventive System of Education: Reason, Religion, Kindness, and Active Presence.
- The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative so that our school will enable students to become confident, self-directed lifelong learners.
- Our students need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skill, but also need to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.
- Our students’ self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
- A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes our students’ learning.
- Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing our school’s mission.
- We are called to bring St. John Bosco’s educational system – reason, religion, loving kindness, and active presence – into our daily classroom and ministerial activities.
- We foster a sense of the unique value of each young person and educate the whole person, spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, morally, and physically – in moral, professional, and social areas of responsibility.
- We are called to create a faith community that provides witness to each other and the world and prepares our young people for life-long leadership and service in the Church and society.
- While acknowledging the fact that parents are the primary teachers of their children, we provide Christian educational programs that develop our young people as we welcome them into a family atmosphere.
- We are called to be teachers of the Catholic faith by our every day living of Gospel values.
- We are called to collaborate as religious, clergy, and lay people in our educational mission to our young people.