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Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2020

​​​​​​​As Gov. Whitmer has unveiled her ​MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap, we are now able to finalize our plans for re-opening West Catholic on August 19. We are required to submit plans to the State Superintendent prior to the start of school for both Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the reopen Michigan plan. We will make the full plan available to you when all details are finalized. We will follow the necessary requirements and work with the Kent County Health Department to form sensible policy, making sure our students, staff and community are safe. And we will continue to provide our students with a cutting-edge, dynamic, excellence-driven education.

Our current plans center around the knowledge that there is no substitute for in-class instruction and human interaction. Yet during this pandemic, we recognize the need to provide flexibility and choice so we can provide an excellent education while protecting the health of each and every student and staff member. We can get through this together! Go to grwestcatholic.org/back-to-school to learn more about our plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

West Catholic has seen great growth in our international student population. That growth continues this coming year! New students mean we need new host families. If you're interested in hosting a full-year international student for West Catholic, please contact Kirsten Herich at kirstenherich@grwestcatholic.org. Due to the pandemic, special considerations will be taken this year to keep families and students safe.

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2020

This year's Falcon Awards Night will be held on October 28, 2020, at the Kindel Room in the Goei Center. That evening we will be honoring the following members of our Falcon community:

  • Business Excellence Award - Joe Maggini
  • Alumni Excellence Award - Tom Wesholski
  • St. John Paul II Award - Fr. Tom Simons
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Sandy Golembiewski

Additional information regarding Falcon Awards Night registration, sponsorships and more will be announced in the weeks to come.

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Prospective students and families - Haven't had the chance to tour West Catholic yet? Now you can explore all the wonderful things waiting for you at West Catholic from the comfort of your own home! As our school building is currently closed, we are now offering virtual tours. Contact Admissions Director Todd Peters at toddpeters@grwestcatholic.org to schedule your one-on-one tour today!

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2020

The following West Catholic seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT):

National Merit Finalists — Josh Arsulowicz & Hope Thome

Commended Scholars — Edward Frey, Joshua Haskell & Madeline Mitchell

These students all received scores in the top 3% nationwide with National Merit Finalists scoring in the top 1%. Congratulations to them on this outstanding achievement!

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

There’s a new opportunity for help with college costs, available to Grand Rapids residents who graduate from a high school within the city – including West Catholic High School.

Local officials approved the Grand Rapids Promise Scholarship plan on Jan. 13. The program will cover up to two years of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College, along with books, supplies and other fees. That means eligible students could have job training, certifications, or even their associates degrees paid for!

***Please note, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1 in order to take advantage of the Promise Scholarship.***

Check out the Diocese of Grand Rapids' Office of Catholic School's blog for more details on the program and student eligibility.

Posted on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

It is truly an honor to be recognized for our commitment to strong Catholic identity by the Cardinal Newman Society. Since 2007, West Catholic has been a member of the organization’s Catholic Education Honor Roll and we are incredibly proud to have once again made the list.

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, our new prayer garden was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Walkowiak. We thank all the parents, alumni and members of the West Catholic community who joined us in celebrating this beautiful new addition to our school. At the center of the prayer garden stands a 7' marble statue of Mary the Blessed Mother. Thank you to the Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 for contributing funds for the statue!

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