Applying to Walsh Jesuit

The school's motto, Men and Women For and With Others, reflects Walsh Jesuit's determination to change the world — through the lives of students and alumni - into one more closely modeled after Jesus.

Admissions Criteria

Walsh Jesuit evaluates each student's application based, in part, upon the following criteria:
  • Desire for a Walsh Jesuit education
  • Admissions Application 
  • Junior high grades (7th and 8th grade)
  • Entrance exam results
  • Teacher recommendations
Students in the 8th grade who wish to apply to Walsh Jesuit must sit for an entrance exam.  A parent information program/ continental breakfast will also be held at each entrance exam session. 

Walsh Jesuit Application Process for the Class of 2021

Walsh Jesuit Application Process for the Class of 2021
1. Applicants MUST sit for a Walsh Jesuit High School Entrance Exam. 
2. Eighth grade students in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cleveland will apply for admission to Walsh Jesuit through their Catholic elementary schools by completing the Diocesan admissions application. This application is distributed during High School Selection Week, January 9-12, 2017. The grade schools will then forward these applications and student transcripts to Walsh Jesuit. 
3. If you are an eighth grade student in a public or private school (outside of the Cleveland Diocese) download the Walsh Jesuit 8th Grade Admissions Application BELOW. The deadline for first round application is January 12, 2017.
4. The Admissions Committee at Walsh Jesuit, chaired by the Admissions Director, is composed of faculty, staff, and administrators. This committee will meet the first week in February to review all applications. 
5. Notification letters will be mailed sometime around February 13, 2017. 

Parent Information Program

Anytime a Walsh Jesuit Entrance Exam is held on a Saturday morning, be it 7th grade practice in the spring or 8th grade testing in the fall, a Parent Information Session is offered at the same time. All prospective parents are encouraged to attend.

The Director of Admissions, along with members of the administration, will present an overview of the admissions process and important information about financial aid. In addition, parents will have an opportunity to tour the school campus and to learn about the school's college-preparatory curriculum, campus ministry, extra-curricular activities, transportation, guidance & college placement.  A light continental breakfast will also be made available to all of our parents at these information sessions.

Download an Application If You Attend a Private School or a School Outside the Cleveland Diocese

*Click on any of the links below to download the forms and paperwork. All documents are in .pdf format.
  • Admissions Application (for 8th grade students)
  • Teacher Recommendation Form
    Please Note: This application and teacher recommendation forms to be used only by students who are NOT enrolled in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Cleveland. Eighth grade students in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cleveland will apply for admission through their Catholic elementary school in January, 2017. Teacher recommendation forms will be distributed to Diocesan students in early December.
  • Transfer Student Admissions Application
    Please Note: Current high school students who wish to apply for a transfer into Walsh Jesuit High School should contact the Director of Admissions, Mr. Rob Eubank '85, to schedule an interview. After an application is submitted and an interview date is scheduled, then the student may make arrangements with the admissions office to shadow a Walsh Jesuit student.

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Placement Exam Information

In the Spring, Walsh Jesuit will offer placement exams for all those incoming freshmen interested in placing into higher level math, (testing out of Algebra I or Geometry), or a higher level of Foreign Language.  Registration is closed at this time. However, if you have any questions in the meantime please contact Assistant Principal - Academics, Jane Rafferty at 330-929-4205 Ext. 115 or