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, Loving 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.