Northwest Catholic High School offers a comprehensive and challenging academic program, including 17 Advanced Placement courses and Honors courses in every discipline.
With the help of experienced school counselors, students build an ambitious course of study that begins their first day and continues until graduation.
98% of NWC graduates continue on to four-year colleges and universities across the country, many with merit-based scholarships, highlighting the degree of preparation and quality of instruction offered at the School.
Faith and service at NWC grow out of its rigorous academic program and focus on leadership formation.
Every student at NWC participates in a unique, four-year leadership curriculum called LEADS as well as retreats, field trips, and school-wide assemblies to help them grow in faith and build community.
Our promise at Northwest Catholic is to educate the whole person - mind, body, spirit, and imagination.
We look to our MOTTO to guide us. In lumina tuo videbimus lumen. In Your light we shall see light. Everything we do at NWC, every act and every interaction, is an opportunity to be the light of Christ for one another.
OUR MISSION: We are NORTHWEST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL. We are a diverse, Catholic, co-ed, college preparatory community.
We educate the whole person, mind, body, spirit, and imagination.
We develop leaders who faithfully serve God and others. OUR VALUES: Faith, Respect, Diverse Community, Leadership and Service, Education of the Whole Person -- mind, body, spirit, and imagination OUR GRADUATE PROFILE: A Northwest Graduate Graduate Aspires To Be... intellectually curious, spiritually aware, a compassionate leader, community focused, and a whole person.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 514 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,300
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Northwest Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

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Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1961

Student Body

Total Students
514 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Northwest Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1213
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There is a separate schedule for tuition and fees for international students.
% on Financial Aid
52%
Admissions Director
Andrew Selig
Admissions Associate
Cindy Fusco
Endowment Size
$3 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art & Anime Club, Computer Club, Diversity Equity Unity Club, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Prayer Group, Pro-Life Club, Relay 4 Life, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Dramateurs, Empty Bowls, Unified Jazz, Unified Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski Club, Unified Sports

School Notes

  • Located in the beautiful town of West Hartford, ranked in 2016 by time.com as #15 in Best Places to Live in the U.S., Northwest Catholic is home to a vibrant, diverse, academically-driven, service-oriented community.
  • NWC offers a comprehensive academic program, including 16 Advanced Placement courses and 36 Honors courses. With the help of experienced school counselors, students build a challenging course of study that begins their first day and continues until graduation. 98% of NWC graduates continue on to four-year colleges and universities across the country, many with merit-based scholarships, highlighting the degree of preparation and quality of instruction offered at the School.
  • NWC`s academic success is touted throughout Connecticut`s capital region. In 2017 Northwest Catholic was ranked by niche.com as the #1 Catholic school in Greater Hartford.
  • Faith and service at NWC grow out of its rigorous academic program and focus on leadership formation. Our students are challenged to reach beyond their known limits. Whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, on the stage, or serving in a local shelter, school, or nursing home, Northwest Catholic students put servant leadership into practice daily.
  • Every student at NWC participates in a unique, four-year leadership curriculum called L.E.A.D.S. as well as retreats, field trips, and school-wide assemblies to help them grow in faith and build community.
  • Our mission at Northwest Catholic is to educate the whole person - mind, body, spirit, and imagination. We believe that an education that does not take into account a student`s spiritual life is incomplete. We encourage excellence, and as each student strives for it - academically, athletically, and artistically - he or she becomes a person of faith and service.
  • We look to our motto to guide us. In lumina tuo videbimus lumen. In Your light we shall see light. Everything we do at NWC, every act and every interaction, is an opportunity to be the light of Christ for one another. It is this spirit of faith and light that has distinguished the NWC community for over half a century.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Northwest Catholic educates the whole person.
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Good education teachers care about the students
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The quality of academics are extraordinary at NWC, especially in comparison to public schools. I feel that I was pushed at school, but always offered many resources to help me with the challenge. Because of the smallness of the school, I felt I was able to have relationships with all my teachers as well as other teachers at the school that I never even had in class. The bathrooms definitely need an update and NWC needs new desks but other than that, the facilities are good!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 514 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,300
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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