West Catholic Preparatory High School Reviews
Rating 3.85 out of 5 80 reviews
West Catholic is a great school if you are looking for a nice balance between getting a good education, joining a great sports team or club, and being apart of a fun and welcoming atmosphere.
West Catholic Preparatory High School's community is a family. The population is a medium size, but small enough to get to know everyone.
West Catholic is very diverse, it is like a family here. The teachers are very helpful and is always on top of things and making sure that every single last student is doing good in their classes, now that there is a pandemic, it´s a lot of responsibility the teachers are checking in everyday to see how we are doing.
Overall, I had a pleasant experience at West Catholic Preparatory High School. The best thing about this institution was the family-like atmosphere from the students and most teachers. Although, what needs to be changed is how involved faculty allows the students to be in their own school. Clubs such has Student Council has little or no impact on changes or input in the school, though they were elected by their peers to represent their concerns, praises and otherwise.
I personally didn’t enjoy myself but that’s because I was negative for no reason. This school is going to be whatever you make of it, when it comes to the teachers they are mostly cool and understanding.
I am glad that I spend my high school at WC, as an international student, it's not easy for me to study aboard, the teachers here helps a lot. And I also get really great friends.
I like that West is family orientated. We help each other no matter what. The teachers are willing to help students no matter what.
Hello, I am Rashawn McMillan. I am a senior at West Catholic Preparatory High School and over my four years there I have learned a lot. The teachers are pretty good at what they do and they actually care about their students. The Faculty members are always trying to what's best for the students. They really have created a safe environment where a student feels almost at home. I love West Catholic and think any child that grew up in a city would too.
My experience at West Catholic has been a rollercoaster because I am one step closer to going to college. Experiencing the pressure of being a first-generation college student. Peer pressure of being the best, or " being number one" in my senior class. I think I have made it because of all the support I have had from my mother, teachers and especially my friends. It is so important for students to have their parents involved because my mother did not go to college, so did not know what and how much it would. It could have been better because I felt like I did this college process on my own because my school did not really prepare me for it. I had to search for resources or for scholarships because college is not cheap. Philadelphia Futures is a program that helps low-income families guide their students or children on the right path to college.
Now that I'm a senior, I look back over my high school career, and I'm glad I've spent the last 4 years at West Catholic. Coming to West gave me the chance to play football with friends I'd grown up with in little league, and the best part was being able to play alongside my big brother for two years. Going to a small high school has its advantages because I appreciate that everyone knows me by name, and I can honestly say that my teachers, counselors, and administrators are truly invested in my success. When I'm not at my best, they encourage me and challenge me to do better, and when I perform at my best, they continue to encourage me and take the time to acknowledge improvements. When I walked through the doors of West Catholic as a freshman, I didn't realize that it was the best possible place for me. West has given me every opportunity to succeed, and I'm confident that I'm well prepared for college and beyond.
My experience at West Catholic Preparatory High School was one of the best school experiences I've ever had. The diversity within the school itself was something I could never forget. The teachers, staff members, and students provide a family oriented environment that will make anybody new to the school feel as comfortable as possible. Although West Catholic is a school that I would recommend to any teenager in the Philadelphia area, it also has its flaws. One of the main flaws I think the school must work on is listening to what the students have to say. Sometimes, the adults in the school tend to brush off what the students have to say because of them being older and more wise. I do think the students know best in what's best for the school environment being as though we are the ones that make up the school. Overall, West Catholic Preparatory High School is phenomenal school in which I think people in the Philadelphia area should check out.
The way students are disciplined and talked to is something I would like to see change. Also have more fun and well planned events.
I started West Catholic my freshman year in 2016. In the beginning I can say it was dreadful. When I came out of middle school I was scared to go to high school especially, attending a catholic for the first time. I've been a public since I was in kindergarten, but it never crossed my mind to go to a private school. My experience within the years of West Catholic was memorable. There were days where I found myself going down, but the friendships I have made keep me going harder and stronger. I can say West Catholic isn't a bad school, I believe its the generations coming up is making it impossible for the school to be great.
West Catholic is the most amazing and welcoming school. I came in as a transfer student and they did everything in order make me feel safe and good. They have good teachers who take the time out of their day and make sure each students understands the work being give. Since it's a private school there aren't many students, there are about twenty five students in each class so this doesn't put a lot of pressure on the teachers to rush the students. We are the best football team in the PIAA catholic school district, we also have a good basketball team, both girls and boys. there are varieties of sports and activities for students to partake in. If I were to change something about the school it would be the lunch menu and ask for some junk food back again.
The dedication of the staff is exceptional and the desire to learn among students is strong and focused. The tone in the school is serious and purposeful, and there is a feeling of freedom for individual expression. There is also a belief in the school culture , encouraged by faculty and administration, that a better way is always welcomed when pursuing learning goals; there is no one way to truth and knowledge. While tradition is respected, useful change is accepted when warranted.
My experience at West Catholic was great. The teachers were nice, respectful and caring. The teachers pushed you to do your best. The school is a nice size. You will meet wonderful people there and friendships that will last for a life time. West Catholic prepares you for your future.
In my high school experience I have only had difficulty in advance math such as precalculus and calculus. I was drawn to West Prep by friends and good word of mouth when I said that I was attending that high school. I enjoyed the teaching staff most of all because they were very familiar and caring to prepare us for the future. One thing I know I would change for sure is parents involvement in college applications, scholarships, etc. This needs to happen so that a student in their last year can have a team dedicated to them for less stress, also to let them focus on finishing their year strong.