Application for Admission to Grade 11 (Senior High School)


Application for Admission to Grade 11 (Senior High School)

The Ateneo Senior High School (ASHS) comprises Grades 11 and 12 of the University’s Basic Education unit.  It is envisioned to be a Filipino, Catholic and Jesuit college-preparatory senior high school with programs designed for above-average male and female students.
In the Senior High School, the student nurtures the ability to grasp abstract ideas in the classroom in order to deal with concrete and practical issues that are presented in life.  In view of the challenge to hone his or her skills further, the student discerns what he or she can do as a soldier of Christ and as a committed compatriot of the Filipino nation.  (Taken from the Mission Statement of the ADMU-Basic Education Unit)
The Ateneo Senior High School offers programs for the following STRANDS under the academic track:

  1. ACCOUNTANCY, BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STRAND - The ABM Strand prepares the SHS student for a business course in college by introducing the basic subjects in Accountancy, Business, Management, Economics, Finance and Marketing.
  2. GENERAL ACADEMIC STRAND - The GA Strand gives an opportunity for the SHS student to combine subjects from different fields by allowing him/her to choose electives from the different strands in the Academic Track.
  3. HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES STRAND - The HUMSS Strand introduces the SHS student to the basic subjects in Social Sciences and the Languages.
  4. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS STRAND - The STEM Strand prepares the SHS student for a science-related course in college by deepening the concepts in Math and Science through lessons in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Calculus.


Ateneo Senior High School Curriculum

For school year 2019-2020, 320 slots will be open to applicants from other schools. In view of Ateneo’s desire to provide quality education and leadership formation for those coming mainly from the public school system, 100 scholarship grants will be offered in the Senior High School to academically gifted but financially challenged students from public schools.  Scholarships in the Ateneo Senior High School are given to deserving students primarily on the basis of financial need. For information on application for financial aid, please click on the link for Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Important Information on Application to Grade 11

  • The applicant must be a member of his/her school’s Grade 10 batch at the time of application.
  • No minimum grade is demanded of Grade 11 applicants but it is required that they have no failing grades and have good deportment records.
  • The applicant must pass the Ateneo Senior High Admission and Placement Exam (A-SHAPE) and may be asked to go through a personal interview. However, an invitation to be interviewed does not automatically guarantee acceptance to the Senior High School. 
  • He/She must not have applied for Grade 11 in the Ateneo prior to this application. An applicant may take the entrance test for Grade 11 only once.
  • The school does not accept transferees/applicants for Grade 12. Grade 11 is the only entry point into Ateneo de Manila Senior High School.
  • Late application for Grade 11 SY 2020-2021 (Batch 3) will be from February 24 to March 9, 2020.  Online Application Requirements and Procedures (for Grade 11 SY 2020-2021)

Office of Admission and Scholarships (OAS)
The Office of Admission and Scholarships, which handles Senior High School and Junior High School admission, is located in the Junior High School administration building. It is open from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.