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. 

Admission's Policy

As a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Jesuit tradition, Walsh Jesuit actively seeks a student body that represents a broad and diverse variety of abilities, talents, backgrounds, and interests.

The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant for admission in a holistic way.  There is no one factor that will inhibit a student from attending Walsh Jesuit, nor one single factor that will ensure student admission.   

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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. 


*Click on any of the links below to download the forms and paperwork. All documents are in .pdf format.

Calling All 7th Graders

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  • Be A Warrior For A Day

    Our shadow program, named Warrior for a Day, helps prospective students in Grades 7th and 8th learn what it means to be a Walsh Jesuit Warrior by spending a school day with a Walsh Jesuit freshman or sophomore.
    Visitors should arrive at the Admissions Office (after checking in through Reception off the Rotunda) at 7:45 a.m. and will finish their day at 2:40 p.m. Parents may pick their students up at the Admissions Office. Parents who wish to remain for a tour of the school in the morning should please contact the Director of Admissions, Mr. Rob Eubank ’85 at 330.929.4205, ext 103 or
    Visitors should wear shoes that are not sneakers, pants that are neither jeans nor cargo, and a polo style collared shirt.  The Admissions office will provide lunch on visitation day.  Create your WJ Account to register to be a Warrior for the Day.  
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  • Black Out Dates and Special Schedules

    We apologize that the following dates are NOT available for Warrior for a Day 2016-17 visits.  Please be sure that you have not selected one of these dates prior to submitting your request.  Thank you!
    The following dates are open for shadowing however they follow a different schedule. 
    11/11 – Delayed Start
    12/7 –   Early Dismissal
    2/15 –   Early Dismissal
    3/8 –     Early Dismissal
    4/19 –   Early Dismissal

Placement Exam Information

In the Spring, Walsh Jesuit offers 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 (Spanish, French, Latin & Chinese). Students need to have completed a full year of these courses in order to sit for the tests.  Registration is now open for the testing day, June 13, 2017.  Questions may be directed to Assistant Principal - Academics, Jane Rafferty at 330-929-4205 Ext. 115 or