Shawe Memorial Junior/Senior High School is an open-enrollment high school for Catholic students whose families are participating members of the Prince of Peace parish and/or who have completed the sixth grade at Pope John XXIII Elementary.  The parish assumes the responsibility for determining whether or not a family meets their standard to be classified as “participating”.  Enrollment numbers will be monitored each school year for grade-level capacity.  If capacity is reached, the waitlist criteria listed below will be utilized.  The number of students admitted as part of the special needs program will also be monitored in order to assure that adequate educational services are provided to all students.  The special needs program serves English language learners, students with learning disabilities and/or emotional disabilities, and students with other individualized education plans.  Student applicants will be evaluated based on the completion of the Application for Admission (including transcripts) and the student/parent interview.  Final admission decisions for students will be made after the interview.

Important Admission Events, Dates & Contacts for the Enrollment

2023-2024 Online Registration

Tuition has not been set yet.

Open House & Registration

Mark your Calendar for Open House on Wednesday, February 1, 2023!

2023-2024 Tuition Assistance Applications available March 8, 2023, & Due April 15, 2023.

Scheduling for classes for Freshman Contact Angela Miller 812-273-5835 ext 230

Academic Schedules for 2022-2023 School Year Sent to Students Contact Angela Miller 812-273-5835 ext 230

Contact the following for Enrollment Information:

Philip Kahn  ’87
President of Schools

Bethany Fewell
812-273-3957 ext. 222
Principal of Pope John

Curt Gardner  ’98
812-273-3957 ext. 228
Principal of Shawe Memorial

Steps to the Application Process

1. Contact Phil Kahn, Prince of Peace Schools President, in the Enrollment Office at 812.273.5835 ext. 245 or at to ask initial questions that you may have and to schedule a tour and/or student shadow day.

2. Complete the Application for Admission including all supporting documents and registration fee.  You will then be contacted to schedule an interview. The student’s official date of application is the date that the completed application, supplemental materials, and application fee are received by the Enrollment Office.

3. Parent(s) and prospective student will participate in an interview with a school official.

4. Parent(s) will be contacted by an admissions committee member about the final admissions decision.  If a student is admitted, the Dean of Studies will contact the parent to complete the class schedule.  If the student is not accepted the registration fee will be refunded.

Pope John XXIII’s academic requirements are determined on a case-by-case basis.  While we do not immediately dismiss potential students based on previous activity, we do look over incoming student information to make a determination of the level of future success for the student. This helps the principal decide whether or not a student will be admitted into our program of studies.

When looking over student records we look at the following

a. Is this student in good standing with their previous school?

b. Does this student have any recent letter grades lower than a C?

c. Where is this student’s reading level compared to our existing students?

d. Has this student had tardy or absentee issues?

e. What is this student’s disciplinary record?

Wait List Priority

If a wait list is established, admitted students will be enrolled in the following order.

1. Registered Catholics in Jefferson/Switzerland Counties with a sibling at either Pope John or Shawe Memorial

2. A student who is a child of a Prince of Peace Catholic School faculty or staff member

3. Registered Catholics in Jefferson/Switzerland counties

4. Non-Catholics with a sibling at Pope John or Shawe

5. Registered Catholics residing outside Jefferson/Switzerland counties

6. Non-Catholics residing in Jefferson/Switzerland counties

Requirements for Special Needs Admission

1. Students must have written documentation of a disability or English language learner needs. This documentation must include the current IEP/ISP, current battery of testing that includes the student’s diagnosis, LAS Links English proficiency score or other relevant documentation.

2. Students must possess independent mobility.

  • must move from one class to another, including physical education and lunch
  • must be able to use a combination lock on a personal locker

3. Students must maintain appropriate personal hygiene.

  • must be able to care for personal restroom needs

4. Students must be able to follow the Shawe Code of Conduct.

5. Students must participate in Catholic religious activities while at school.

  • must attend scheduled school Masses and seasonal liturgical services
  • must participate in four years of religion classes

6. Shawe Memorial Jr/Sr High School reserves the right to decline admittance to any student for whom we feel we cannot adequately provide services

Continuous Enrollment

Acceptance of the registration fee does not guarantee admission for the upcoming school year.  The student’s academic achievements, behavior, attendance, and willingness to accept the school’s mission and philosophy are all factors in continued enrollment.  In addition, all tuition and fees from the previous year must be up-to-date.  Students who have been asked to leave will not be readmitted unless the administration makes an exception due to extraordinary circumstances.

Parental Authority

Any student enrolled at Shawe Memorial Jr/Sr High School, regardless of age, is seen as the responsibility of his or her parents/legal guardians.  Even if a student is 18 years of age, the student may not take over a parental role as it pertains to any of our policies.  A student is required to live with his or her parents while enrolled at Shawe.  Any exceptions to this policy must have approval from the principal.