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School President Paul Colistra to Step Down June 30th

As was announced on February 10th, West Catholic Preparatory High School President, Paul Colistra will step down at the end of the school year. After 8 years of service to the school, first as Vice President for Advancement and the last four years as President at West Catholic Prep, Colistra has accepted a role as […]

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Important School Announcement

February 10, 2020 Dear Members of the West Catholic Preparatory High School Community, Recently, Mr. Paul Colistra shared his intention to resign as President of West Catholic Preparatory High School to accept a position as the President of Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He will remain in his current role at WCPHS until […]

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Commitment to Mission

In 1920, Robert Wright, soon to be a member of West Catholic’s first graduating class, wrote an editorial in the school newspaper titled “Commencement.” In the editorial, Robert wrote that while he was confident his graduating classmates would face hardship and disappointment in career or college, “we feel confident that we will have a clear […]

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West Catholic Prep Students Elevate Their Art To Public Platform Through Partnership With The Philadelphia Art Museum’s “Art Futures” program

West Catholic Prep was one of 11 area schools  recently chosen to partner with The Philadelphia Art Museum through the “Art Futures” grant. “Art Futures” is an artist-in-residence program that pairs professional artists with art students and teachers at a school. Here’s the way it works. Over the course of the multi-week program, the artist […]

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Students Take Big Leap into their Future at West Catholic Prep’s College Instant Decision Day

In November and December, five colleges/universities came to West Catholic for “College Instant Decision Day” — a growing trend that gives college admissions representatives a one-day opportunity to meet personally with students at their high schools to review their applications and materials and potentially offer them instant admission. And, here at West Catholic, the five visiting schools found more than 50 students who are not only intellectually ready for college work, but also have the ambition to contribute to a challenging academic environment.

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First Day of School Information

Roster pick-up will take place on Thursday, August 30th from 8:30am-2:30pm for all grade levels. Additionally, parents and students will be able to view their schedule using their PowerSchool login through the PowerSchool website. First day of school for Freshmen- Wednesday, September 5th 7:45 – 2:40pm. Freshman/Parent BBQ – 5:00 p.m. First day of school for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: Thursday, […]