USA Michigan, USA
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Catholic Central High School - DGR

Established: 1906

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Year, Fall Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester

School Description

Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School was founded in 1906 and is the oldest Catholic co-educational school in the nation. With Honors and AP-level courses, a 1:1 iPad program, and dual-enrollment offered on-campus through nearby Aquinas College, students have endless opportunities to learn in a variety of ways.

Catholic Central is comprised of three buildings, with a pedestrian mall and ample parking for students and guests.

Catholic Central has a tradition of athletic excellence, with football winning the 2019, 2020 and 2021 State Championships, Boys Golf and Boys Basketball winning the State Championship in the 2020-21 school year, and Girls Soccer and Girls Swim winning conference titles.
There are a number of ways to engage in the arts, as well. Students can take part in a variety of fine and performing arts opportunities including theater, musicals, band, choir, drawing, and studio art.

Catholic Central is situated in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city of 190,000 people located 30 miles from Lake Michigan. The second-largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids was named the No. 1 US Travel Destination by Lonely Planet in 2014. There are a number of concert venues, theaters, and sports stadiums in Grand Rapids, including minor-league baseball, ice hockey, and basketball teams.


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  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Skiing, E-Sports, Fencing, Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
A Cappella, Band, Band - Concert, Choir, Choir - Concert, Chorale, Guitar, Jazz Band, Pit Band
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Chinese, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Chess Club, Debate, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (Model UN), Newspaper Club, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, Writing Club
Accepting Students in Grades
10, 11, 9
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
TOEFL Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Minimum Duolingo: 80; For January students: accepts new students in grade 9-11. To seek the diploma the January students will have to start in grade 11 and stay for year and half minimum

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