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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

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Our Mission and Vision

MISSION: To form Disciples of Christ through a dynamic, excellence-driven Catholic education

VISION: Inspired by our patron saint, St. John Paul II, West Catholic High School is dedicated to the transformation of students who will live their earthly and eternal lives as humble servants of God.

Root Beliefs

Become Eucharistic Disciples of Christ

We are called to be Disciples of Christ, renewed constantly at the Eucharist, who live with Christ, who sit at His feet and learn how to love from the God Who is love.

Educate the person, one student at a time

West Catholic educates the mind, body and soul. More than an excellent academic institution, we invite each student, with his or her unique gifts and challenges, to live well, seek excellence, make careful distinctions and judgments, and care for others.

Act rightly, serve generously

Through living example, high expectations, and practice in self-discipline, we challenge students to develop their consciences to live moral lives of virtuous action and service.

Open wide the doors to Christ

West Catholic enthusiastically invites new members into our shared life. We strive to show, through our actions, words and compassion, that each person is a worthwhile and meaningful part of our community. Nurtured by Catholic tradition and the life of St. John Paul II, we follow his example of being a Disciple of Christ.

Core Values


Joy expresses the call of Pope Francis to evangelization: that the mark of the disciple is one who is joyful. And, it expresses how we want everyone to experience our community, our classrooms, and everything we do.


Intentional education based on faith and reason brings about transformative learning that deepens our students’ understanding of God and His magnificent creation.


At West Catholic, high school is not an interruption of real life, nor a waiting room for future life, but a rich experience of being fully, joyfully alive.


Commitment expresses our tenacity, our strength, that West Catholic is an institution of excellence. We expect excellence from our staff and students because we know that they, made in the image of God, are capable of achieving it.


Caritas is the Latin word for love/charity. Imbued with selflessly loving and caring for others, Caritas best describes all of our relationships in which we strive to emulate the Caritas of God for His people.

Profile of a West Catholic Graduate

Our graduates have begun the lifelong journey of becoming disciples of Christ as they strive to live their earthly and eternal lives as humble servants of God, all by his grace.