About Northwest Catholic

Northwest Catholic is the school where you know you belong.

Located in the beautiful town of West Hartford, ranked in 2016 by time.com as #15 in Best Places to Live in the U.S., Northwest Catholic is home to a vibrant, diverse, academically-driven, service-oriented community.

NWC offers a comprehensive academic program, including 17 Advanced Placement courses and 28 Honors courses, represented in every discipline, from music to religion. With the help of experienced school counselors, students build a challenging course of study that begins their first day and continues until graduation. 98% of NWC graduates continue on to four-year colleges and universities, many with merit-based scholarships, highlighting the degree of preparation and quality of instruction offered at the School. NWC’s academic success is touted throughout Connecticut’s capital region. In 2018 Northwest Catholic was ranked by niche.com as the #1 Catholic school in Greater Hartford.

Our promise at Northwest Catholic is to educate the whole person — mind, body, spirit, and imagination. We believe that an education that does not take into account a student’s spiritual life is incomplete. We encourage excellence, and as each student strives for it — academically, athletically, and artistically — he or she becomes a person of faith and service.

We look to our motto to guide us: In lumina tuo videbimus lumen. In Your light we shall see light. Everything we do at Northwest Catholic, every act and every interaction, is an opportunity to be the light of Christ for one another. It is this spirit of faith and light that has distinguished the NWC community for over half a century.

We invite you to explore our website and discover all that Northwest Catholic has to offer. Within these pages lies our mission and our method. Welcome to Northwest Catholic, the school where you know you belong. 

Christian J. Cashman
President & Head of School

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    Northwest Catholic is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Connecticut State Department of Education (SDE).

    The school is also an active member for the following organizations:
    Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
    National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
    National Associations of Independent Schools (NAIS) 
    Association for Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD)
    Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS)
    Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)