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SCHOOL PROFILE

School Profile

We believe building relationships is as important as building character. We don’t just strive for excellence, we empower students to achieve it. We support, we challenge, and we provide opportunities that allow students to find their path, and reach their potential. We consistently have the top scores of all other high schools in the area. Still, we promise more than the best education in West Michigan. We promise a family, a sense of belonging, and an environment that promotes happiness, confidence and the passion to make the world a better place.

This is not your ordinary high school. This is a whole other level.

COMMUNITY: The students come primarily from the metropolitan Grand Rapids area, the second largest city in Michigan. This includes the urban, suburban, and rural areas of greater Kent, Ottawa and Allegan counties. The range in socio-economic background is extensive. Thirty-nine percent of students receive need-based tuition assistance totaling over $1,000,000 given in aid for the 2017-2018 school year.

SCHOOL: Oldest co-educational diocesan Catholic high school in the nation, founded in 1906. College preparatory – historic average of 96% enroll in higher education upon graduation. 100% graduation rate.

ACCREDITATION: AdvancEd

MEMBERSHIPS: The National Catholic Educational Association and the National Association of College Admission Counselors

ENROLLMENT 2018-19: 632 students, grades 9-12

CEEB-ACT CODE: 231-685

SCHOOL YEAR: Two semesters of 18 weeks each

SCHOOL DAY: Eight class periods rotating through a two week period

FACULTY: Number of professional staff: 45 Certified in their respective areas: 100% Masters Degrees: 73% Ten or more years of professional experience: 71%

CURRICULUM: Course offerings are highly academic and include over 90 courses in 10 departments: Advanced Placement courses are available for Calculus, US History, Statistics, Macroeconomics, Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Seminar, Research, US Government & Politics and World History. Course offerings also include 12 additional honors-level
classes. Kent Career/Technical Center vocational classes are available in 22 areas.

``We love the diversity at the school. Families are rich, poor, black, white, and everything in between - We're all equal in God's eyes. Who wouldn't want their child to be part of this place?``

— Jason O. - Grand Rapids Catholic Central Parent

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