Detroit Catholic Central High School

Detroit Catholic Central High School is the largest Catholic High School in the state of Michigan, with an enrollment of approximately 935 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 940 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,700
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Detroit Catholic Central High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1928
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
940 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Detroit Catholic Central High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 Physics, 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 score
26
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants, polo/oxford shirt, belt, sneakers acceptable

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We 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
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,000
Admissions Director
Mr. Jake Marmul

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 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:
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 theSTS 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Detroit Catholic Central High School cost?
Detroit Catholic Central High School's tuition is approximately $15,700 for private students.
What sports does Detroit Catholic Central High School offer?
Detroit Catholic Central High School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Detroit Catholic Central High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for most sports offered.
What is Detroit Catholic Central High School's ranking?
Detroit Catholic Central High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for: Highest average ACT score, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Detroit Catholic Central High School?
The application deadline for Detroit Catholic Central High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My son originaly wanted to attend another High School with his friends. The day before he started his Senior year he said he did not to go. I asked why and he said "Because being a Senior means I will have to leave next year and I don't want to leave." That says it all. This school is a community, not just a place to learn.
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5  
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."
- Posted by
5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 940 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,700
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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