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West Catholic High School
School DescriptionSCHOOL 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.
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.
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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- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 42 acres Campus Size
- 5% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size23
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11, 12
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