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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Events Calendar

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Future Falcons


If you are interested in learning more about becoming a West Catholic Falcon, please contact Admission Director Julie Herdegen at [email protected] or call (616) 233-5920.

Admissions News

Welcome to West!

Monday, Feb. 12, 2024
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Attention all 8th-grade students! Are you coming to West Catholic? Still considering your options? Join us for Welcome to West!

West Catholic wants to welcome our newest Falcons and get you ready for high school! Explore programs offered at West Catholic, meet your future teachers, visit with coaches and club leaders, try on uniforms, talk to financial aid experts and more.

This event kicks off enrollment season and is open to all 8th-grade students and parents/guardians who are ready to come to West Catholic as well as families who are still in the decision-making process.

Attention 8th Graders

Come and spend time with us! There are many opportunities to check out our campus each year, including shadow days, tours, concerts, sporting events and more!

Contact Admissions Director Julie Herdegen to schedule a visit, find out what’s happening on campus or learn more about West Catholic!

Julie Herdegen, Admissions Director
[email protected] | 616-233-5920


September 2023

September 1 West Catholic Application opens

September 28 – Financial Planning: K-12 & Beyond

October 2023

October 15 Blackbaud Financial Aid Application opens

October 19 – Experience West Middle School Open House

December 2023

December 3 – Bishop’s Scholarship Deadline (Round 1)

December 22 West Catholic Scholarship Applications due

February 2024

February 12 Welcome to West – Open to all 8th graders who have applied or are still considering West Catholic.

Tuition Assistance

Financial Aid & Scholarship Applications

All new and returning students hoping to receive tuition assistance must apply or re-apply for aid through Blackbaud. Learn more by visiting our Tuition & Assistance page. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions Director Julie Herdegen at 616-233-5920 or [email protected].

Scholarship Update

Congratulations to all of the incoming students who turned in their scholarships by our Dec. 22 deadline! The committee has begun to prayerfully discern the winners of each of the 40+ named scholarships. Notifications will be sent out at the end of February. Watch your emails for any updates! 

If you missed this deadline, be sure to fill out an application for financial aid! Funds are still available! For more on Blackbaud and tuition assistance opportunities, CLICK HERE.

Falcons Fly High!

WC Becomes Unified Champion School

West Catholic held its first unified basketball game just before Christmas break in partnership with Special Olympics Michigan! CLICK HERE to learn more about what it means for West Catholic to be a Unified Champion School.

    Student Spotlight: Ella Bernreuter

    While there may be something for everyone at West Catholic, a handful of students prove there’s someone for everything! Check out our most recent student spotlight to see how senior Ella Bernreuter has taken advantage of the myriad of opportunities available at WC and found success both in and out of the classroom.

    To learn about Ella and her experience at West Catholic, CLICK HERE.

      Faith in Action

      Alumni Seminarians Visit

      Seminarians and alumni Hunter Ostapowicz ’15 and Patrick Truskowski ’15 recently visited West Catholic to speak to our religion classes. They shared information about vocations, discernment and their personal journeys to answer God’s calling.

      Did you know that, in total, West Catholic has five alumni in the seminary?

      • Thomas Curry ’19
      • Jonathan Jensen ’22
      • Hunter Ostapowicz ’15
      • Braden Roth ’21
      • Patrick Truskowski ’15

      Other Opportunities

      Falcon Flyer Swag Giveaway


      Enter for your chance to win a special prize from our Spirit Store and be featured in our Falcon Flyer! Congratulations to our December winners: Charlotte Stancroff (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and Jesus Guerrero (All Saints Academy)!

      Schedule a Shadow Day or Visit

      We offer shadow days and tours throughout the year! To schedule your visit, please email our Admissions Director Julie Herdegen ([email protected], 616-233-5920).