USA Michigan, USA
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West Catholic High School

Established: 1962
City

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    507
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
West Catholic High School is a college preparatory school, honored since 2007 as one of the top Catholic high schools in the United States by the Cardinal Newman Society. West Catholic has also been named one of the most challenging private schools in the United States by the Washington Post three years running. Students choosing to continue their education will graduate from colleges and universities at a rate that ranks among the best of all high schools.

FACILITIES
West Catholic is located on a sprawling 42-acre campus in the northwest corner of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nestled in trees, the campus hosts beautifully updated athletic facilities and an on-site observatory, developed and designed by the 2012-2013 pre-engineering class. The school will also complete a brand new Academic Learning Center in Fall 2017.

SPORTS AND ARTS
West Catholic’s athletic program provides comprehensive opportunities with over 20 varsity sports, enabling student-athletes to experience growth in mind, body and spirit.West Catholic art students are offered several choices of electives. The award-winning marching band performs many times throughout the year at festivals, parades, and sporting events. West Catholic Theater also performs three plays each year, including a spring musical.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The West Catholic American Football team has won the Division 5 State Title in American Football for the fifth year in a row in 2017.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Grand Rapids is a 40-minute drive from the beach and Lake Michigan, one of the largest freshwater bodies in the world. Surrounded by agricultural areas that allow blueberry picking and apple picking in the summer and fall, Grand Rapids also has a ski slope on the outskirts of the city, allowing for skiing and tubing in the winter, as well as 15 colleges and universities, making it possible for students to come here for high school and stay for university.

                  


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Famous Alumni

Tom Ryan ’75, inventor of Pizza Hut’s stuff crust pizza, McDonald’s dollar menu and founder of Smashburger which was named by Forbes(2011) as “America’s Most Promising Company”.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 42 acres Campus Size
  • 5% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size
23
SAT Average
1328
ACT Average
24
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Competitive Cheerleading, Crew, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Rugby, Sideline Cheerleading, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
Art Palette, Design, Digital Photography and Design, Drawing, Graphic Design, Portfolio Development, Studio Art
Music
Band - Cadet Band, Band - Concert, Choir - Concert, Jazz Band
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Programming, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Art Club, eSports, Eucharistic Ministers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, French Club, Gymnastics, Math Team, Mathletes, Mock Trial, Music Appreciation, National Honor Society, Peer Ministry, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Students for Life
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
-19
ELTiS Minimum
215
TOEFL Minimum
50

Real Stories from Real Students:

I loved the experience I had abroad. I made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun times. I feel so lucky and it is unbelievable that people from different parts of the world met up here and became friends.

Yuxuan Z. from China

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