Catholic Education, especially a Lasallian education, has always been focused on caring for the whole child. Providing students support outside of the classroom—helping them spiritually, socially, and emotionally— has been an integral component of a West Catholic education, and even more so today. When Principal Kelly Lanza thinks about students excelling in math or reading, […]
Joanne Harmelin ‘62 attended West Catholic upon her graduation from Most Blessed Sacrament where she attended first through eighth grade. Joanne arrived at West Catholic with numerous family members having already attended, including her mother and father. Joanne’s fondest memory of the school is her time with Senior English Teacher Sister Anna Josephine. “Sister Anna […]
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 […]
This June, our school is sending forth its 100th class of graduates! I often tell our young people that they stand on the shoulders of the many West Catholic “giants” who have come before them. I am very proud of our seniors for the contribution that they have made to the West Catholic legacy. In […]
I knew I was meant to be a teacher when… I first taught English as a second language in college. Growing up I wanted to be…. a landscape architect or marine biologist. Teaching at West Catholic has taught me…to think outside the box. My favorite West Catholic tradition is…. West’s integration of different nationalities, faiths […]
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 […]
On Friday, March 3, 2017, students took a trip to Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History in Washington DC.