Catholic Central High School

  • Detroit Catholic Central High School is the largest Catholic High School in the state of Michigan, with an enrollment of more than 1,000 students.
  • An all-boys college preparatory school founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1928, CC is rooted in the motto "Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge" and sees 100% of its students accepted to college.
  • CC is located in Novi, MI, and draws students from the entire Metro Detroit region.
  • CC prides itself on its spiritual environment, its excellent academics, and its students` passion for extracurricular activities.
  • The symbol of Detroit Catholic Central is the Shamrock, which honors the founding Fathers` Irish heritage, and its colors are Royal Blue and White in honor of Mary, Alma Mater.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Education Association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1928
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1025 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeCatholic Central High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP American Government, AP American History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English-Composition, AP English-Literature, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, Honors Advanced Algebra, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors English 1, Honors English 2, Honors French 1, Honors French 2, Honors French 3, Honors Latin 1, Honors Latin 2, Honors Latin 3, Honors Physics, Honors Plane Geometry/Trigonometry, Honors Precalculus, Honors Spanish 1, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants, polo/oxford shirt, belt, sneakers acceptable)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,200
Tuition NotesWe offer multiple options for financial aid service. You must apply for financial aid. There are no book fees or anything else outside of tuition. Deposit is considered first tuition payment and is part of the total cost listed.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMr. Jake Marmul


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Outdoors Club, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Marching Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Boardercross, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Cross Country, Intramural Flag Football

School Notes

  • Catholic Central accepts male students who have completed the 8th Grade. To be admitted to the 9th Grade, students must take the STS High School Placement Test, and indicate Catholic Central as a choice of high school. An application is part of the formal admission process and letters of acceptance to Catholic Central are mailed out approximately six to eight weeks after each placement test to those candidates who qualify for admission. Admission to the 10th and 11th grades is based on subjects taken in the previous school and overall GPA at the time of transfer. Catholic Central does not accept transfer students into the 12th grade. Visit our website for more information on our admissions process.
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    Grades: 9-12 | 776 students
    28.6 miles
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    10.4 miles
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I found this school to excel in all facets: academics, athletics and social. My two boys were solidly prepared for college and participated in a variety of extracurricular activities. The school fostered a strong sense of responsibility and brotherhood and as a result, bullying and boorish behavior is kept to a minimal. As they say" Teaching goodness, discipline and knowledge."
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Catholic Central has exceeded our expectations in every way. The academics are second to none, and the academic as well as the administrative teams are also top notch. They are true partners with the parents and the students feel a strong brotherhood as part of CC.
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