Kristen Newman '20 of Berlin has been named a National Hispanic Scholar by the 2019 National Merit Program.
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
Last May 155 students at Northwest Catholic together took 309 Advanced Placement exams. Fifty-three of the 155 students earned Scholar titles. Three of the 155 were named National Scholars, the highest distinction for AP performance given by the College Board.
Northwest Catholic High School welcomed 493 students back this week, hitting all targets, from enrollment to finances to technology upgrades and master planning. This fall marks Northwest Catholic’s 59th year, and its Catholic mission to educate the whole person, mind, body, spirit, and imagination remains at the school’s core.
A John G. Martin grant allows Northwest Catholic to upgrade technology throughout the building over three years.
Niche.com recently named Northwest Catholic the #1 Catholic High School in the Hartford Area for the third year in a row!
Michael Stamm of Newington and Matthew Villani of Avon were honored as the Class of 2019’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.