West Catholic is home to more than 400 students and 27,000 alumni with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds. The school reflects the city’s dynamic mix of populations.

West Catholic Prep offers Honors, College Prep, and Remedial programs of studies. Each student is academically placed according to ability and previous achievement. Minimum requirements for graduation include four years of religion, English, and social studies, three years of mathematics and science, two years of foreign language, a course in physical education and health, fine arts, and technology. There is a strong technology component to the academic program, including an Apple and PC lab. Additional credits are available from a wide variety of courses in several academic disciplines.


West Catholic’s academic enterprise is organized into 10 departments.

Engineering Technology Academy

West Catholic Preparatory High School, in collaboration with Drexel University, offers an Engineering Technology Academy.

Important Dates

West by the numbers

full-time faculty and staff
dedicated to your child's success
intimate classes
classes with fewer than 30 students
college acceptance
for the class of 2018
Bill & Melinda Gates Millenium Scholars
scholarship program that provides opportunities for diligent students of color