West Catholic Named to National Catholic Education Honor Roll

West Catholic High School Named to the Catholic Education Honor Roll; One of Three in the State of Michigan

      Grand Rapids, MI – Today, West Catholic High School was recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004.

West Catholic High School engaged in a thorough internal and external review of its comprehensive program offerings before being awarded this status.  It has received specific recognition for its strong integration of Catholic identity throughout its efforts, including the integrity of its mission, and the strength of its community and rich spiritual life. The Honor Roll also recognized the school’s efforts at integral formation of the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students as well as its comprehensive academic program which seeks to instill a Christian vision of the world and human wisdom and culture.

“The Honor Roll is a helpful tool for families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “It is external validation that a school is both focused and successful in meeting the high calling of Catholic schools to serve the well-being and salvation of students and to serve the common good.”

Dr. Denise Donohue, coordinator of the Honor Roll, stated, “We are very pleased to have West Catholic High School join in the nationally recognized ranks of excellence; this is a select group. The school has well demonstrated they are successful in meeting the key principles that guide Catholic education.”

Cynthia Kneibel, principal/CEO of West Catholic remarked, “It is great affirmation for West Catholic High School to be recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. This distinction confirms our commitment to the mission of Catholic education. I applaud the leadership, administration, students, parents, teachers, and staff for their hard work in assuring a strong Catholic identity permeates all that we do in preparing our students to be future leaders in both society and the Church.” More information on West Catholic High School is available at www.grwestcatholic.org. More information on the Catholic Education Honor Roll is available at www.CatholicHonorRoll.org.

A list of current honor roll schools can be found at:
https://newmansociety.org/catholic-ed-honor-roll/current-awardees/