Grades: 9-12 | 639 students
Catholic Central High School is rich in both history and tradition. Founded in 1906 by Bishop Henry Richter and the Dominican Sisters, it is the oldest Catholic, coeducational, Diocesan high school in the U.S. 2015 ACT Composite of 24.6 ranks as one of the highest in West Michigan, 100% of our graduates are accepted to a college or university.
We have many opportunities to make Catholic Central affordable for you and your family, as 43% of families receive tuition assistance.
As a Catholic High School, we follow and teach the faith daily, however you do not have to be Catholic to attend our school. 20% of our student population do not consider themselves Catholic.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild to Moderate Learning Differences|
|Total Students||639 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 19%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||36 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||18:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Number of AP Courses||14 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, Calculus, Capstone, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Macroeconomics, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Statistics, US Government & Politics, US History, World History,|
|Average ACT score||25|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Khaki pants/shorts/plaid skirt and polo/button down)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$9,000|
|Tuition Notes||Catholic Central offers an array of Financial Aid and Scholarships. In the 2014-2015 school year, we gave families over $1.3 million in Financial Aid. Please call our Admissions director or visit http://www.grcatholiccentral.org/admissions/scholarships-|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$4,100|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Jackie Stetson|
|Admissions Associate||Michael Jacob|
|Total Sports Offered||22 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine Skiing, Baseball,
Cross Country, Diving,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||18 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Catholic Central Association of Scholarly Science-Fiction Enthusiasts, Chess Team, Cyclepaths, Debate, Earth Club, French Club, Girls Who Code, Guitar Club, H.O.P.E. (Helping Out People Everywhere), Jazz Band, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Peace Jam, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, Students for Life, Studio Club, Writers Group Chess Team, Cyclepaths, Debate, Earth Club, French Club, Girls Who Code, Guitar Club, Jazz Band, Peace Jam, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, Studio Club, Writers Group, Catholic Central Association of Scholarly Science-Fiction Enthusiasts,
H.O.P.E. (Helping Out People Everywhere),
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Students for Life,
Visit http://www.grcatholiccentral.org/admissions/4-simple-steps/ for complete details.
- 1. Take the High School Placement Test (incoming freshmen only).
- 2. Apply by completing and submitting the Application for Admission.
- 3. Enroll at Catholic Central by submitting the required paperwork from your acceptance packet and the $100 enrollment fee to the Business Office.
- 4. Register for classes with the Guidance Office. Course registration takes place in March and April.
Profile last updated: 10/14/2015
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