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School Motto

In lumine tuo videbimus lumen.
In Your light we shall see light.

This motto is a reminder that the years spent at Northwest Catholic are years of serious study. The purpose of study is the attainment of truth -- in science, in the classics, in social relationships, in the arts, in every field of human knowledge. The light of God's help directs our study so that we recognize truth as it really is, in His light, untarnished by political, social or economic bias, and that we find true wisdom in eternal truth as revealed to us by eternal light.

Mission Statement

Northwest Catholic High School is a Catholic, coeducational, diverse, college preparatory school whose mission is to foster in young people a faith in God which gives meaning and direction to life; to challenge and guide them in the pursuit of spiritual, academic, and physical excellence; to develop versatile leaders; to cultivate in them the desire to serve God and others; and, to promote justice in a global world.

Philosophy

Northwest Catholic High School is a coeducational college preparatory secondary school established and maintained in the Catholic educational tradition. It aims to foster in young people a life-orienting faith, at the same time guiding them in the pursuit of academic excellence, commitment to principles of peace and justice, and service to community on all levels, within a context of awareness of the global dimension of modern life.

Northwest Catholic emphasizes the development of leadership both for Church and society, responding to the challenges of the Second Vatican Council and to the ideals of American democracy. The diversity of the school provides a rich environment for the cultivation of leadership, with students drawn from areas characterized by broad cultural, economic, racial, and ethnic differences. Close daily contact with people from varied backgrounds fosters the skills needed for human relationships, while the recognition of differences opens the door to a variety of perspectives on political, moral and social issues and provides a natural setting for the exploration of justice and peace concepts and of the implications of interdependence.

Northwest Catholic provides an environment of hospitality and caring in which young people are encouraged to become who they are called to be. It offers a challenging academic program designed to prepare students for higher education, together with the spiritual, social and athletic activities through which gifts of mind and body can be realized. Northwest Catholic's highly qualified teachers and administrators aim to inspire students by exemplifying Gospel values in their daily living, giving witness to the pursuit of life-long learning and demonstrating concern for students within and outside the classroom.

  • 29 Wampanoag Drive
  • West Hartford, CT 06117
  • 860-236-4221
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