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.   

Walsh Jesuit Application Process for the Class of 2022

Walsh Jesuit Application Process for the Class of 2022
  1. Applicants MUST sit for a Walsh Jesuit High School Entrance Exam or have taken the 7th grade practice exam.  
  2. All students must have a MYWJ account where they can complete their biography.  
  3. 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 16-19, 2018. The grade schools will then forward these applications and student transcripts to Walsh Jesuit. 
  4. If you are an eighth grade student in a public or private school (outside of the Cleveland Diocese) complete your Walsh Jesuit High School Freshman Application in your MYWJ account.  The deadline for first round application is January 19, 2018.
  5. 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. 
  6. Notification letters will be mailed sometime around February 14, 2018.