West Catholic High School

For more than 50 years, we have inspired students to actively live out their faith in the classroom, on the field, on the stage and in the community based on the principle that faith and education are inextricably bound.
Guided by the Catholic faith, we are a warm, welcoming community dedicated to helping students expand their knowledge, develop their character and reach their full potential.
Here, students are taught a rigorous, faith-based academic curriculum, along with lessons that go far beyond the classroom. These include the importance of acting rightly and serving generously, the virtues of faith, responsibility and respect, and the values of integrity, family and life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedWe offer classroom accommodations and curriculum modifications to welcome a wide spectrum of learning abilities.
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students467 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade West Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score1193
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 2 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,670
Tuition NotesIt is our goal to make a West Catholic education a reality for every student. We offer several options to assist with financing each student's education. To learn more about available tuition assistance, please visit grwestcatholic.org/admissions/tuition-assistance
% on Financial Aid
47%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,063
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKirsten Herich

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballBowling,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
EquestrianFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRugby,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Acton Group, Art Club, Catholics in Action (CIA), Chess Club, FIRST Robotics, Garden Club, Go Green Club, Language Club, Life Force, Math Challenge, National Honor Society, Peer Ministers, Priestly Discernment Group, Quiz Bowl, Rotary Club, Safe Haven, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Students for Life, SWAAG, Women's Leadership Group, Women's Religious Discernment Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Jazz Band, Liturgical Choir, Swing Dance Club, WC Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Club, Esports Club, Rugby Club

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