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           Mission, Philosophy, Lasallian Education

Mission Statement

 West Catholic Preparatory High School prepares each student to face the challenges of everyday life, embrace leadership positions in society, and value service in an ever-changing global society.

Teaching Philosophy

 West Catholic Preparatory High School nurtures the development of the Catholic Christian community by participating in the life of the Church and the message of Jesus Christ. West Catholic Prep is also conscious of its uniqueness as a school enriched by the unified spirit espoused by the commitment of adm inistration, faculty, and staff who serve a multi-cultural, ecumenical, and ethnically diverse urban community. The students themselves recognize as our primary task the development of the whole person through a liberal arts curriculum coupled with a keen awareness of the cultural diversity in our school and recognize the necessity of learning and growing together. The challenge of the school is to provide an atmosphere where differences are embraced as a means to prepare for living in the world as a more fully human being. The common theme of mutual at West Catholic Prep is established in all existing relationships, allowing the school community to experience an atmosphere where learning can go beyond book knowledge and incorporate Christian values on a daily basis.

Lasallian Education

West Catholic Prep is a Lasallian School and conducted in the St. John Baptist de La Salle founded the Brothers of the Christian Schools in the late 17th century. In the almost 300 years since his death in 1719, Lasallian schools have been founded in over 80 countries around the world and presently educate over one million students. These schools include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, schools for troubled youth, universities, graduate schools, and alternative education centers.  West Catholic Prep (WCP) is one of approximately fifty secondary schools in the Lasallian Network nationwide.

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4501 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
PHONE: (215) 386-2244

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Educational Partners

The Brothers of the Christian Schools
University of Penn
Drexel University
The Maguire Foundation
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The Office of Catholic Education
Faith in the Future Foundation


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