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

One of the top Catholic high schools in the United States, West Catholic High School has been named one of the most challenging private schools in the United States by the Washington Post.

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

SPORTS AND ARTS
West Catholic’s athletics program offers over 20 varsity sports, giving international students an opportunity to participate on a team.
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 3 plays each year, including a spring musical.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Grand Rapids is the 2nd largest city in Michigan, and it is only 45 minutes from Lake Michigan, one of five famous Great Lakes. Students can easily find world-renowned art, museums and historic sites in the Grand Rapids area.

                  


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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
French Immersion
No
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, eSports, Football, Golf, Rugby, Sideline Cheerleading, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
Art, Design, Digital Photography and Design, Drawing, Graphic Design, Portfolio, Studio Art
Music
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, 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
14-19
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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