“All for God and for His Glory. In whatever you do, think of the Glory of God as your main goal.” Saint John Bosco

A Welcoming School with Small Class Sizes

Our students have been accepted at the following colleges and have received many scholarships:

  • Benedictine College (Atchison, Kansas)
  • Christendom College
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Gonzaga University
  • International Theological Institute, Austria
  • Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College
  • Thomas Aquinas College ( Santa Paula, CA)
  • Thomas Moore College of Liberal Arts
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Portland
  • Willamette University

Saint John Bosco High School is open to any student who seeks a quality Catholic education and a deeper formation in their faith.  The student population is small enough to allow teachers and staff to get to know students as individuals and respond to their specific learning styles. We have an academically strong college preparatory curriculum that prepares students for entry into a four-year university after graduation. However, St. John Bosco High School is not only a school for the academically gifted. Students who are committed to working hard and meeting their individual academic potential are welcome. Students are expected to make a personal commitment to excellence and are provided with a supportive, engaging climate to help them realize this goal.  Parents are encouraged to be active partners in their students academic endeavors. At St. John Bosco High School, students and their families are valued and important members of our educational family.

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Seven Great Reasons to Choose St. John Bosco High School
 1. Our students are known personally and belong to a supportive community.
2. Our curriculum prepares students for college or university studies.
3. Our dedicated, enthusiastic teaching staff integrate the Catholic faith in their classrooms.
4. Our commitment to Christian values develops morality, integrity and a sense of service.
5. Our students make wholesome friendships that last a lifetime.
6. Our staff will gladly welcome home schooled students.
7. Our tuition is less than $5,000 per year with multiple student discounts available for students in the same family (see rates below).IMG_9244

Admissions Process

Saint John Bosco High School is Accepting Enrollments

  • Request an interview with the principal and request an application package at the meeting.

  • Send the completed application packet, including the signed permission for release of records form and the application fee of $100.

  • Saint John Bosco High School’s principal will review all application materials and may request an additional interview with you and your student(s). Placement tests may be required.Bosco Dominic

  • When your student has been accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter and enrollment agreement. Sign and return this agreement, along with appropriate fees to the principal.

  • Please contact our office to set up an admission interview today: 503-383-7101.


·         First student: $4,500

·         Second student: $3,000

·         Maximum tuition cap of $8,000 per family

·         Registration fee: $100.00 per student

·         Book fees: $350 per student

·         Re-enrollment fee: $100 per student

·         Athletics fee: $100 per sport for each studentBasketball 2013

Three payment plans are available:

Payment Plan A:   Full payment.  If the full payment is postmarked by August 20, the total tuition is discounted 3%. 

Example: Tuition $4,500 -3% ($135)=$4,365

                Tuition $7,500 -3% ($225)=$7,275

Note: The discount does not apply to those accepting financial assistance

Payment Plan B: Semi-annual payments are due the first week of each semester (September and January)

Payment Plan C: 10 monthly payments payable August 20 through May 20

Exceptions: Any exceptions to John Boscothe payment plan require advance approval of the Principal and a signed payment plan on file.

Financial Assistance: Please contact the principal to request financial assistance.  It is the policy of St. John Bosco High School that no qualified student be denied the benefits of enrollment due to financial need only.

“You are bearers of hope. You, in fact, live in the present, but are looking at the future. You are the protagonists of the future, artisans of the future. Make the future with beauty, with goodness and truth. Do you understand? This is the challenge: your challenge…you can do it: you have the power to do so. If you do not, it is because of laziness. I wanted to tell you: Have courage. Go forward. Make noise. Go against this civilization that is doing so much harm. Got that? Go against the tide and that means making noise. Go ahead. But with the values of beauty, goodness and truth.” -Pope Francis to the YouthFreshman class 7

School location and mailing address: 10327 River Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97303

St. John Bosco High School is a member of the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS). The NAPCIS  accreditation association applies standards of excellence to criteria specifically selected to meet the educational quality and competence of operation of private Catholic and independent schools.

Saint John Bosco High School is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, Tax ID 93-1269364. All donations are tax deductible.

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