All prospective eighth and ninth grade students who currently attend an Archdiocesan grammar school applying for the 2017 – 2018 school year must submit a completed Archdiocesan Application by Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to the applicant’s grammar school for a transcript of grades.

These transcripts will then be forwarded to Archbishop Shaw. The Archdiocesan Application is available below.

Additionally, all applicants must submit an Archbishop Shaw High School application by January 7th.

All applicants are selected based on an evaluation of transcripts and discipline records from elementary schools.

A personal interview will be conducted with each student.

The High School Placement Test for prospective eighth and ninth graders will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Archbishop Shaw High School.
Please arrive by 7:45 AM.

Applicants from non-parochial schools applying for admission must submit an Archbishop Shaw High School application, transcripts from the previous three years (grades and standardized test scores), and a copy of the student’s birth certificate and most recent shot records.

Please click here for the comprehensive Admissions Process for Parents.


2016-17 Archdiocesan Application


Archbishop Shaw Application


Students interested in transferring from another junior high or high school follow a similar process to first-year students. Transfer students must submit the following:

  • Completed Archbishop Shaw application
  • $30 application fee
  • Copies of birth certificate and shot records
  • Transcripts for the previous three years of school (report cards and standardized test scores)

A personal interview will be held with each student and parent/guardian after submission of admissions documents. Please contact the admissions office with questions.