Education

Archbishop Shaw High School will hold their open house

Archbishop Shaw High School will be hosting their open house on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitors are asked to take the Barataria Blvd. entrance and enter through All Saints Hall, the newest classroom building. Tours will run continuously until all visitors have gone through the school. The Archbishop Shaw open house is the perfect opportunity to tour the campus and meet all of the teachers, coaches, club moderators, and staff.

Valuable information regarding school curriculum, extracurricular activities, school culture, and religious mission will be explored. A reception with food and drink will take place in the cafeteria at the conclusion of the tours, giving prospective families time to meet and socialize with each other as well as Shaw’s administration, faculty, and staff.
As the only Catholic all-boys high school on the Westbank, Archbishop Shaw High School takes pride in educating the young men of the New Orleans area and preparing them for college. Founded on August 19, 1962, the school is named for Archbishop John W. Shaw whose leadership had special interest in the Catholic community on the West Bank. The school itself was founded by Archbishop Joseph Rummel and built on a 70-acre plot of land that was once used by Hope Haven orphanage. Over the past 50 years, the school has expanded from one single building to 4 academic buildings, 4 sports facilities for football, soccer, baseball and wrestling, and a swimming pool. A new football field is being constructed and there are plans to build a full-sized chapel on campus.

According to their website, the mission of Archbishop Shaw High School is to provide a program that furthers the college preparatory education of its students in a manner consistent with the doctrines of Catholic education and in the context of the Salesian philosophy and teachings of St. John Bosco as manifested in his Preventive System of Education: Reason, Religion, Kindness, and Active Presence. Archbishop Shaw’s goal is to enable students to become effective leaders, provide skills so that students may provide quality work, enhance student self-esteem through positive relationships and mutual respect between teachers and students, and to provide a safe and comfortable learning space. Archbishop Shaw High School fosters a sense of unique value for each young person and strives to educate each person spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, morally, and physically.

Archbishop Shaw High School strives to be one of the best choices for all-boys Catholic high school education in the New Orleans area. Eligible students are able to earn college credit while attending high school, every student receives a Google Chromebook to use in their education, and Archbishop Shaw offers academic scholarships for incoming 8th and 9th grade students. Along with education, Archbishop Shaw High School is proud to excel in sports- the school has won district and/or state titles in baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football and track and the Shaw cheerleading squad has won the National Championship many times over, most recently in 2018. Archbishop Shaw boasts alumni that have gone on to excel in fields such as medicine, law, business, politics, education, sports, religion and many other professions.

Archbishop Shaw High School is located at 1000 Salesian Ln. in Marrero.

About the author

Marielle Songy

Marielle Songy was born and raised on the Westbank and currently resides in Gretna. She is a graduate of Archbishop Blenk High School and UNO. A true Louisiana girl, Marielle enjoys creole food, jazz music and the occasional swamp tour.

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