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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 469 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,670
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 2 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
We offer classroom accommodations and curriculum modifications to welcome a wide spectrum of learning abilities.
Year Founded
1962

Student Body

Total Students
469 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
West Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
59%
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1193
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 2 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
It 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 Director
Kirsten Herich

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Acton Group, Art Club, Catholics in Action (CIA), Chess Club, FIRST Robotics, Garden 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, WC Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Club, Esports Club, Rugby Club
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 469 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,670
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 2 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Grand Rapids, MI is $5,569 for elementary schools and $9,215 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Grand Rapids, MI is 98% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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