NWC has taught the importance of service, and the service I have done as part of this community has strengthened my faith.
Northwest Catholic welcomes students of all faiths.
No matter your religion, if you believe in education rooted in faith and service, you will discover you belong at NWC. As James Joyce wrote, "Catholic means "Here comes everybody.'" At NWC we provide a unique educational experience steeped in tradition and based on values. We cultivate servant leaders. And we welcome students of all faiths and at all stages of their journey.
Service is integral to a Northwest Catholic education.
Sophomores are required to complete a 25 hour service project, which often transitions to a commitment a student voluntarily makes throughout the rest of his or her time at Northwest Catholic. Aside from the required service hours, there are many opportunities generated, most often by Campus Ministry, and announced at Convocation, in class, and through the newsletter.
Each class organizes service projects such as the Freshman Toy Drive and Sophomore Turkey Drive. Sports teams engage in projects like volunteering for Special Olympics or handing out waters at fundraising runs. Seniors can apply for the elective "A Chance to Serve" and spend five days of intense service in the Hartford area. Opportunities to serve abound at NWC, and this is one of the many reasons why families choose Northwest Catholic.
God, family, friends. In that order.
We fit in when we stand up and be ourselves.
Being able to celebrate our faith as one community is a very special privilege for us at Northwest Catholic.
NWC is one big community. Everyone wants best for one another. We help each other reach our goals, grow as people, and find our callings in life.
Seniors decked in costumes set up tables along the perimeter of the Stosuy Gym and welcomed Trinity Academy students in to decorate Halloween bags, get fake tattoos, and collect goodies at every stop.
Northwest Catholic is the recipient of a three-year grant from the John G. Martin Foundation for technology upgrades throughout the school. The gift in total is $150,000.
Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford recently received one million dollars, the largest single gift in school history.