Applying to Walsh Jesuit

Men and Women For and With Others reflects Walsh Jesuit's determination to change the world through the lives of our students.

8th Grade Students

  1. Applicants MUST take Walsh Jesuit Entrance Exam or  the 7th grade practice exam.  
  2. All students must have a MyWJ account & complete their biography.  
  3. 8th graders at Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cleveland will apply through their Catholic elementary schools by completing the Diocesan admissions application. This application is distributed during High School Selection Week. The school will forward these applications & student transcripts to Walsh Jesuit. 
  4. If you are an 8th grade student in a public or private school (outside the Cleveland Diocese), complete the WJHS Freshman Application in your MyWJ account.   
  5. The Admissions Team will meet early in February to review all applications. 
 Decision letters will be mailed and emailed around February 8.

Transfer Students

WJ welcomes students who show the potential to contribute to growth of the school, and have the desire to make the world a better place.

Current high school students who wish to transfer to WJ should: complete the Transfer Application (via MYWJ account), attach copies of the last 2 years' report cards (including attendance) & a copy of a recent standardized test score.  Don't have a MYWJ account yet? Click here. Prior to acceptance, a letter prepared by a school administrator indicating that the student is in good behavioral standing is required.

For more information, contact Mr. Jason Ruegg at 330.929.4205 x153 or

Admissions Criteria

As a Catholic, college prep school in the Jesuit tradition, Walsh Jesuit actively seeks students that represent a broad and diverse variety of abilities, talents, backgrounds, and interests. Admissions reviews each applicant for admission in a holistic way.  Walsh Jesuit High School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.​

Walsh Jesuit evaluates each application based, in part, on the following:

Desire for a Walsh Jesuit education
Admissions Application 
Junior High Grades (7th & 8th grade)
HSPT Results
Teacher Recommendations

Students in 8th grade who wish to apply to Walsh Jesuit must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). A parent information session will be held at each HSPT session. 

Parent Information Program

Anytime a Walsh Jesuit High School Placement Test (HSPT) is held, a Parent Information Session is offered at the same time. All prospective parents are encouraged to attend.

The Admissions team, along with members of administration, will present an overview of the admissions process and important information about financial aid. Parents will have an opportunity to learn about WJ's college-prep curriculum, campus ministry, extra-curricular activities, transportation, guidance & college placement. 

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jason Ruegg

    Mr. Jason Ruegg 96

    Vice-President of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Bill Beard

    Mr. Bill Beard 

    Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Photo of Angela Fragomeni

    Mrs. Angela "Angie" (Perch) Fragomeni 

    Admissions Coordinator
As a Christ-centered community, we strive to be Men and Women for and with Others.