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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
About Northwest Catholic High School...
Address
29 Wampanoag Dr
West Hartford, CT 06117
Telephone
(860) 236-4221

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$25
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,350
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
52%
Average Financial Aid
From Northwest Catholic High School

Northwest Catholic is the school "where you know you belong."

Located in the beautiful town of West Hartford, ranked #15 in Best Places to Live in the U.S., NWC is home to a vibrant, diverse, academically-driven, service-oriented community. In 2019 the School ranked #1 Catholic School in Hartford County.

NWC offers a comprehensive and challenging academic program, including 17 Advanced Placement courses. With the help of experienced counselors, students build an ambitious course of study. 98% of NWC graduates continue on to colleges and universities across the country, many with merit-based scholarships, highlighting the degree of preparation and quality of instruction offered at the School.

Faith and service at NWC grow out of its rigorous academic program and focus on leadership formation. Our promise at Northwest Catholic is to educate the whole person — mind, body, spirit, and imagination.

Northwest Catholic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
246 responses
Average ACT
30
44 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    19%
  • Hockey games
    19%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Rival games
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Soccer Games
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    490
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    70%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $95,298
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,258
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $326,000
    National
    $184,700

    Northwest Catholic High School Reviews

    173 reviews
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    NWC helped give me the tools and skills I need to be successful in college. The opportunities for clubs, AP courses, and staying involved in the community allowed each student to make a bigger impact on the school. Northwest gives students a solid faith-based foundation to be successful in whatever they choose to do in life. Go Lions!
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    Previous administration were very selective with students, he loved hockey players they could do no wrong. While others he treated horrible and pressured teachers and coaches to do the same! One of the grade level head masters was the most unprofessional educators have ever met! Kids have been threatened via Internet swept under the rug. Not many variety in classes. Sports were great for years declined!
    This is a wonderful high school that provided excellent college preparation to my children. This preparation was very strong academically; one of my children will graduate from NWC this year with 9 AP credits the equivalent to a full year of college. An older sibling who is an NWC graduate has been a successful college athlete and is on track to complete a bachelors degree in 4 years. As important as academic preparation is for college, Northwest Catholic excels at preparing students socially and emotionally for success in college. I could not be happier with the experience my children have had at Northwest Catholic High School.