West Catholic High School named Honor Roll Top 50 Catholic High School in U.S.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –The Cardinal Newman Society announced West Catholic High School as one of the winners of the 2012-2013 Catholic High School Honor Roll competition. Since 2004, the Honor Roll has recognized excellence in Catholic identity, academics and civic education at Catholic high schools across the United States.

The top 50 schools are recognized for overall excellence in all three Honor Roll categories, and other schools receive special recognition in particular categories. This year’s top 50 Honor Roll schools are diverse: large and small, new and long-established, both highly selective and open enrollment admissions policies, and high and low tuition rates. The common trait is an institutional commitment to providing a truly integrated and faithful Catholic education across all disciplines and in all areas of student activities.

West Catholic High School is known for providing students with a strong academic foundation that is the hallmark of Catholic school education and supported by faith formation and the teachings of social responsibility. This award acknowledges West Catholic as a leader in faith instruction, academics and civic education among Catholic schools across the nation.

“Our school strives for excellence in everything we do,” said West Catholic Principal, Cynthia Kneibel. “We are honored by the recognition of being named a top 50 Catholic school and are proud to have been recognized as such each year since 2007. We continue to demonstrate the importance we place on being a community of faith dedicated to the formation of civic minded, college ready students committed to using their God-given talents to improve the world around them.”

Now celebrating its fiftieth year, West Catholic High School opened in September of 1962. It has a current enrollment of 435 students and is currently accepting applications for the 2013/2014 school year. Please visit www.grwestcatholic.org for more information.

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