The inspiring mentors whom I have met at NWC have made this school feel like a home and changed my life for the better.
College Preparation Rooted in the Catholic Tradition
Northwest Catholic offers an outstanding college preparatory curriculum rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition of faith in dialogue with reason. Offering a large array of advanced courses in both the humanities and STEM, we prepare our students to be well rounded individuals ready for the challenges of college study.
The faculty and staff at Northwest Catholic are lifelong learners who have made a commitment to excellence, guiding our students to the knowledge and skills they need to be successful at the next level. Through the use of differentiated teaching methods, technology, and personal experience, our teachers engage and challenge students to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively. These are skills that help our students not only in college, but also in life.
Our students consistently outperform national and state averages in college readiness and Advanced Placement exams. They go on to attend prestigious colleges and universities around the country.
Northwest Catholic is a community where tradition “bleeds green,” where students know they belong, and where they know they make a difference.
Dean of Academics
- Graduation Requirements
- Advanced Placement Courses
- Honors Courses
- Advanced Placement Achievements 2017
- PROGRAM OF STUDIES
- Freshman English
- American Literature
- English Literature
- Creative Writing
- Survey of Dramatic Literature
- Survey of British Drama
- Latin I, II, III, IV
- French I, II, III, IV
- Spanish II, III, IV
- Mandarin Chinese III, IV
- Topics in Chinese/American Culture
- Algebra I, II
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Environmental Science
- World History
- U.S. History
- Religion IV: HILL (Honors Institute for Leadership in Life)
- Art IV: Advanced Visual Arts Studio
- Wind Ensemble
- String Ensemble
- Advanced Jazz Band
- Concert Choir Women's Choir
- Jazz Choir
Teachers at Northwest Catholic motivate and inspire the students.
NWC always has a way to keep students from falling behind.
At Northwest Catholic the teachers place a huge emphasis on how to be leaders, now and in the future.
Teachers at NWC help students think for themselves instead of telling them what to think.
Paralympic curler and Connecticut native Steve Emt visited Northwest Catholic on May 13 to deliver a powerful message — make good choices.
To help Ostop celebrate this achievement, she was accompanied by Director of School Guidance Joyce O'Rourke and Performing Arts Department Chair Sara Avery
Students who earned First Honors every single semester since they began at Northwest Catholic received a plaque for their remarkable achievement.
NWC Robotics won the 2019 Highest Rookie Seed Award at the New England FIRST District - Western New England Event. Congratulations to the Robotics Team!
Mia Porcello of West Hartford won First Place in the Senior Individual Exhibit division of the Connecticut History Day Regional Contest held in Torrington on May 16, 2019. Porcello is now qualified for the State Contest, which will be held May 4th at Central Connecticut State University.
Thura Zaw was awarded a full, four-year scholarship to the University of Hartford beginning fall 2019. Zaw is one of only ten students nationwide to have been granted this prestigious, generous award.