School News

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 June 30, 2020.

Mr. Colistra arrived at WCPHS in July 2012 and served for four years as Vice President of Institutional Advancement prior to being appointed President. Along with the WCPHS Board of Directors, please join me in thanking Paul for the leadership and service he exhibited throughout his tenure. His tireless commitment and work ethic have secured a strong foundation for West Catholic Prep as it continues its mission of preparing young men and women for the world that lies ahead. We are grateful for his many valuable contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Faith in the Future and the Office of Catholic Education will immediately launch a national search for Mr. Colistra’s successor. This will be an inclusive and transparent process, and we are committed to finding a successor who embodies the virtues of WCPHS, represents our growing community, and propels the school forward. We will continue to provide updates throughout the school year and summer as we near a final selection for the position.

We are committed to the belief that every student should be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed throughout their high school years and beyond. We look forward to selecting a new President who will strengthen this commitment and move the school forward as an academic center of excellence. Faith in the Future and the Office of Catholic Education will continue to support WCPHS’ administration to ensure every student is provided a path to become the best version of their God-given self.

Please know of my continued gratitude for the sacrifices you make to provide the gift of a Catholic education for your children and for your ongoing support.




Irene Horstmann Hannan
Chief Executive Officer
Faith in the Future Foundation