Mission Statement

Archbishop Shaw High School provides a formation for young men that prepares the for life and offers them college preparatory education. This is accomplished in a manner that is Catholic and Salesian, embodying Don Bosco’s Preventive System of Reason, Religion, and Loving Kindness.

Value Statements


  • 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.

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