Welcome! You are a proud graduate of one of the finest Catholic schools in the Philadelphia region, celebrating 100 years of Excellence.
The School began in 1916 with students at both Transfiguration Parish School and later at St. Gregory's Parish School, the building at 49th & Chestnut St. was under construction. The administration and faculty were originally the Society of Mary (Marianists). However, in the Fall of 1926, the De La Salle Christian Brothers took over what would become West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys.
In the Fall of 1927, the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) and the Sisters of St. Joseph (Chestnut Hill) became the women's religious teaching orders to staff West Philadelphia Catholic High School for girls at 45th and Chestnut St. During West Catholic's first three decades it was one of the largest Catholic high schools in the United States.
In 1989, the Christian Brothers, the Servants of IHM, and the Sisters of St. Joseph, and over 1,000 students, merged the Boys and Girls Schools, to become West Philadelphia Catholic High School, where it stands today at 4501 Chestnut St.
With an eye towards the future, West Catholic implemented a Strategic Plan. As Part of this strategic plan The West Philadelphia Catholic High School officially became West Catholic Preparatory School.
Our students understand the rich tradition and history that is very much alive today at West Catholic High School and take pride in carrying that on into the future.
We ask that you stand beside us today by staying active as a proud alum. West Catholic Alumni Association is an independent 501 C 3 organization and operates as a non profit entity. We rely solely on the donations of our graduates to fund scholarship programs, support the schools efforts and provide services to our alumni. We are dedicated to supporting the West Catholic family in every way!