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Catholic. Salesian. Westbank. Family.

Archbishop Shaw is more than a high school: it’s the ParishPlaygroundSchool, and Home Saint John Bosco envisioned for the youth of today. That’s why generations of families have chosen us as the place where their boys become the young men our world needs.

We are here to help you during this exciting journey. Find more details about the application process below.

Questions? We have the answers you need to make the right choice.

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Application Process

8TH GRADE – CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

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8TH & 9TH GRADE – NON-CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

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9TH-12TH TRANSFER STUDENTS

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8th Grade entering from a Catholic Middle School

Students who attend Catholic elementary schools are invited to join us for important events. Families should make every effort to attend these events to learn more about the school, its atmosphere, and understand student expectations and requirements. Please see the events below for a general timeline of events in the admissions process.

Date Event Details
September – October Shadow Days Shadow Days are coordinated with the Admissions Department with a select number of open dates. Contact us for more information.
October 2023 Homecoming Bonfire One of Shaw’s time honored traditions. Join us in the All Saints Hall Parking lot. 
October 2023 Open House Tours designed for students to see school culture and all that Shaw has to offer.
Spring 2024 Flight Night A fun-filled night for future eagles to experience campus life. 
November 1, 2023  Archdiocesan applications posted Applications for the upcoming academic year are posted and opened. Catholic school 7th grade students are provided the applications by their elementary school. PDF
November 2023 Archdiocesan applications due The elementary schools send the application and necessary records to the school of choice. PDF
Mid- December 2023 Testing, interviews, and scholarship opportunities are communicated to families.  Families will receive communication from the Admissions department with important information for the admissions process.
January 2024 (TBA) High School Testing Day  Students will take their admissions test to determine eligibility and needs.
January 2024 (TBA) New Student Interviews Students will be schedule for a 10-minute interview with an Admissions representative to determine candidate suitability and needs.


8th & 9th Grade entering from a non-Catholic Middle School

We recommend all of our 8th & 9th grade students to follow the above mentioned timeline. The main exception is that you only need to complete the Online Application. Applications are accepted past the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic High Schools Application (PDF) deadline; however, to get priority admissions, it is best to follow the same timeline and attend events.

10th & 11th Grade - Transfer Students from any High School

We recommend all of our 8th & 9th grade students to follow the above mentioned timeline. The main exception is that you only need to complete the Online Application. Applications are accepted past the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic High Schools Application (PDF) deadline; however, to get priority admissions, it is best to follow the same timeline and attend events.

Required Documents

 

Entering 8th from Catholic Schools

Catholic middle schools send records with the Archdiocesan application (PDF) you complete and submit to them. Please make sure that your current school has the most up-to-date documents below:

Required Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Shot Record
  • Social Security Card
  • Grades from past 2 years through current
  • Standardized test scores


Entering 8th from non-Catholic

Please gather all documents in digital form. They will need to be uploaded to submit the application.

Required Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Shot Record
  • Social Security Card
  • Grades from past 2 years through current
  • Standardized test scores
  • Transcript – for transfer students 9th-12th. Note: if mid-year, an unofficial transcript is accepted.
  • Standardized test scores

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools.  They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, national or ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  Additionally, in compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person in the schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity except as permitted under said Title IX.  This policy applies to all schools which are under Catholic Archdiocesan auspices.
All students are admitted to the school with the understanding and on the condition that they will be able to meet all requirements of school life, including academic requirements, behavior requirements, and financial requirements.

 

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