NWC has taught the importance of service, and the service I have done as part of this community has strengthened my faith.
The Role of Faith at our Catholic High School
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 rooted in Christian values. We cultivate servant leaders, and we welcome students of all faiths and at all stages of their journey.
Service is Integral to a Christian Education
At Northwest Catholic, all sophomores are required to complete a 25 hour service project, which often turns into a commitment to a service organization that a student voluntarily makes throughout the rest of his or her time at Northwest Catholic. Aside from the required service hours, there are many volunteer opportunities for students often organized by Campus Ministry and announced at Convocation, in class, and through the newsletter.
In addition, 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 our school, and this is one of the many reasons why families choose Northwest Catholic.
Voices of Faith
Northwest Catholic is proud to present Voices of Faith, a podcast where students interview students about their faith journey. Subscribe HERE.
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.
Congratulations to Margaret Price '21 for winning First Place in the National Faith and Blue Weekend Essay Contest!
Close to 500 cards were signed by students, all with personalized messages, some even in Spanish, and were mailed to veterans hospitals in Rocky Hill and West Haven. Cards were also sent to residents and healthcare workers at Parkville Care Center, Park Hill Manor, McLean Home, Arbor Rose, Jerome Home, Grandview Rehab and Health Care, and St. Mary Home.
Northwest Catholic Student Government donates monies left by cancelled spring events to Manna Meals, a program to feed those with food insecurity.