For over 50 years, Archbishop Shaw has served the young men of the West Bank and surrounding New Orleans area by providing a quality Catholic education rooted in St. John Bosco’s principles of reason, religion, and loving kindness. Students in grades 8-12 enjoy the close-knit, family environment while receiving an exemplary educational experience.

Under the guidance of Salesian priests and brothers, students are provided opportunities to develop self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills. Our educators strive to build personalized rapport with our students, while at the same time promoting self-discipline. Students develop their relationships with God through daily prayers, monthly school-wide liturgies, seasonal penance services, annual retreats, and service requirements.

Archbishop Shaw does not discriminate neither on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin nor in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, or other school administered programs. All students interested in joining the Shaw family are encouraged to apply.

All applicants receive a thorough review of academic and disciplinary records (including standardized test scores), and hold a one-to-one interview with a member of our staff. Archbishop Shaw seeks candidates who earn satisfactory academic and conduct grades and possess a strong desire to become part of the Shaw experience.

Prospective students are encouraged to sign up for a Spend-A-Day or Shadow Day, tour our campus at our annual Open House, and attend our Homecoming Bonfire – a timeless Shaw tradition. Families are encouraged to contact the admissions office to arrange a school tour.

Procedure & Process

All prospective eighth and ninth grade students who currently attend an Archdiocesan grammar school applying for the 2020 – 2021 school year must submit a completed Archdiocesan Application by Friday, November 15, 2019 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 under the “Application” drop-down.

Additionally, all applicants must submit an Archbishop Shaw High School application by January 11th.

The Archbishop Shaw Application is available under the “Application” drop-down.

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 11, 2020, 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.


For inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Brandon Surrency
Director of Admissions
504-340-6727 ext. 258