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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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Visiting Options

There is no better way to learn about West than to come visit the school in person. If you would like to schedule a customized visit or have any questions, please contact our Admissions Director Julie Herdegen at [email protected] or (616) 233-5920. Daytime and evening tours are available by appointment.

Shadow Days & Visits
5th-Grade Takeover
Welcome to West Night
Experience West Night


Please email our Admissions Director to schedule a time that is convenient for you. We offer visits and tours throughout the year – including summers!


On a West Catholic Shadow Day, 8th-graders and transfer students are paired with a West Catholic student to experience a day in their life. By sitting in on a few classes, eating in the lunchroom and meeting WC students, your child will see what they will experience during their time at West.

2023-2024 Shadow Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (Mass Day)
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 (Mass Day)
  • Friday, October 20, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024 (Mass Day)
  • Friday, February 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (Mass Day)
  • Friday, March 22, 2024 (PM Activity – Fine Arts Week)
  • Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 (Mass Day)
  • Other dates may be available upon request

To schedule a shadow day or individual visit, please email our Admissions Director and let her know which date(s) work best for you.

Admissions Director
Julie Herdegen
[email protected] 

(616) 233-5920

Thursday, November 30, 2023

West Catholic’s 5th-Grade Takeover is a fun and immersive educational experience that takes place each fall. Visiting 5th-grade students eat lunch, meet teachers and staff, and take part in an interactive tour to experience a day in the life of a West Catholic student. This visit is meant to motivate and inspire students by showing 5th graders what awaits them after their K-8 graduation!

*West Catholic High School will transport 5th-grade students from Diocesan Catholic middle schools, so parents will still drop their child off and pick their child up as they normally would from their school.

**Any 5th-grade student is invited to attend. If your student does not attend a Diocesan Catholic school and you would like to sign them up, please email [email protected]. Our admissions director will ensure that your student can participate.

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

INCOMING FAMILIES – Join us on Monday, February 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for Welcome to West! Meet other future Falcon families and learn about the next steps in the process for full enrollment. Have all of your questions answered by our faculty, staff and coaches. Explore clubs, sports and other organizations for students and parents/guardians to get involved. Student or self-led tours will be available. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Thursday, October 19, 2023, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

On Experience West Night families had the opportunity to take a campus tour with one of our current students, hear from the experience of current parents, see what is happening at West Catholic, and learn about the next steps of the enrollment process. Faculty and staff members were on hand to answer questions and light refreshments were provided.

If missed this event or would like even more information about West Catholic, consider participating in a shadow day or schedule a school tour! Contact Admissions Director Julie Herdegen ([email protected], 616-233-5920) to sign up.