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Walsh Jesuit’s academic excellence reflects a Jesuit emphasis on scholastic achievement. WJ offers a dynamic blend of required and elective courses, presented by faculty members who will engage students to their full potential. The Walsh Jesuit classroom sets an ample foundation for lifelong learning. 

Walsh Jesuit operates on the semester system. The school day is from 8:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.. Classes meet for 40 minutes each day. Students are required to take a minimum of six major courses and complete at least 60 hours of volunteer service to graduate.

Walsh Jesuit, in keeping with the Jesuit values on education and cura personalis, has developed a Policy for Students with Documented Learning Differences and Special Needs. To learn more, please refer to the Academic Adjustments page.

Five Walsh Jesuit Students Named National Merit Scholars

Walsh Jesuit High School is proud to announce that five of the school’s Senior students were named National Merit Scholars for the 2023-24 school year. Two students are named National Merit Semifinalists and 3 are recognized as Commended Scholars.  

These academically high achieving students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring. 

Walsh Jesuit’s 2024 National Merit Semifinalists are: 
Sydney Borges
St. Sebastian School, Akron 
Benjamin Ralph
Lippman Community Day School, Akron 

Walsh Jesuit’s 2024 National Merit Commended Students: 
Tyler Bell
St. Barnabas School, Northfield 
Elle Burkhalter
St. Hilary School, Fairlawn 
Samuel Weber
Kenston Middle School, Chagrin Falls

Academic Honors

At the end of each semester, Walsh Jesuit recognizes students who earn a cumulative semester GPA of *4.0 or above with First Honors, and those who earn a cumulative semester GPA of *3.5 or above with Second Honors.

* A student who earned a cumulative semester GPA of 3.75 or above prior to the 2023-2024 school year, were recognized as First Honors, and those who earned a cumulative semester GPA of 3.3 or above received the distinction of Second Honors.

HONORS Courses

Walsh Jesuit offers many Honors Courses. The pace of these courses is faster & the curriculum is more in-depth. Enrollment is through academic performance, placement exams, interviews & teacher recommendations. The multiplier to determine weighted GPA in Honors Courses is +.25.

The Principal's Office

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Philip Bokovitz

    Mr. Philip Bokovitz 

    Assistant Principal for Student Life
    John Carroll University - B.A.
    Saint Vincent College - M.A.
  • Photo of Sean Lynch

    Mr. Sean Lynch 94

    University of Notre Dame - Master of Arts
    University of Notre Dame - Master of Arts
    University of Notre Dame - Bachelor of Arts
  • Photo of Mary Beth Pelc

    Mrs. Mary Beth "Mary Beth" (Bauhart) Pelc 

    Walsh Jesuit High School
  • Photo of Gerald Rardin

    Mr. Gerald Rardin 72

    Assistant Principal for Discipline and Safety
    University of Akron - B.A.
    Marygrove College - M.A.
  • Photo of Megan Regan

    Mrs. Megan Regan 

    Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Faculty Instruction
  • Jessica Robertson 

    Assistant Principal for Academics
    Ohio Northern University - BA
    University of Phoenix - MA
    Ursuline College - MA
  • Photo of Denise Tinfina

    Ms. Denise Tinfina 

    Assistant to the Principal
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