Fast Facts:

List of 16 items.

  • Type of School

    Private College Preparatory School for boys (9-12) which was established in 1928 by the Basilian Fathers
  • Administration

    Principal: Rev. Dennis Noelke, C.S.B. '71
    Dean of Students: Mr. Mitchell Hancock '00
    Assistant Principal: Mr. David Lewis '79
    Athletic Director: Mr. Aaron Babicz '93
  • Accreditation

    North Central Association
  • Facilities

    The current campus opened in 2005. Situated on 113 acres of wooded land in the City of Novi, the school has a laboratory for each scientific discipline, plus one computer lab, a Cinema Production Lab, an Engineering Lab, a Robotics Center, and a Learning Strategies Center. Wi-Fi access exists throughout the building. There are two gymnasiums, a 4,500 seat athletic stadium with an advanced turf system and several practice fields. Every classroom has substantial access to various modern instructional resources using technology to complement and enhance students' use of iPads.
  • Media Center

    The Media Center provides an enormous array of print resources and audio visuals. Digitized databases, newspapers, periodicals, and journals support the entire curriculum, including non-eText Book Digital Curriculum Syllabi. Access to the digital collections is available 24/7 to students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Admissions

    Competitive, based upon testing (High School Placement Test), personal interview, prior academic record and references.
  • Size

    Approximately 1025 Students
    Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
    Senior Class: 252
  • Faculty

    Basilian Fathers: 9 Lay Faculty: 68
  • Guidance Department

    Ms. Shawn Mather – Director of Guidance
    Mr. Alan Barker – Counselor
    Mrs. Kimberly Bennett – Counselor
    Mrs. Ashley Diehl –Counselor
    Mr. Patrick O’Brien –Counselor

    Student/Counselor Ratio: 235:1
  • Graduation Requirements

    24 Credits are required:

    Theology.................................4
    English....................................4
    Mathematics..........................4
    Science ...................................3
    Social Studies .........................3
    Foreign Language...................2
    Health & Physical Ed ..............1
    Visual/Performing Arts...........1
    Electives.................................2
  • Academic Honors

    Gabriel Richard Club: 3.6 G.P.A. in academic subjects – no grade below “B” in academic subjects. National Honor Society: 3.5 G.P.A., Junior or Senior standing and recommendations. Honor Roll: 3.0 G.P.A. in academic subjects – no grade below “C” in academic subjects.
  • National Merit 2011-2017

    51 National Merit Finalists
    2 National Achievement Finalists
    63 National Letters of Commendation
      3 National Hispanic Scholar
  • Advanced Placement Courses

    • European History
    • English Composition
    • Chemistry 
    • Calculus AB
    • Spanish Language
    • American History
    • English Literature
    • Biology
    • Calculus BC
    • Latin Language
    • American Gov’t
    • Computer Science
    • Statistics
    • French Language
  • Advanced Placement 289 Students

    A.P. Grades: 5 – 64, 4 – 112, 3 – 179, 2 – 139, 1 – 46

    Percent of current year with scores of 3 or higher: 66%
  • Activities/Clubs

    Academic Team, Archery, Art Club, Backpacking Club, Boardercross, Broadcast Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Computer Programming Club, DECA, Digital Photography Club, Drama Club, Euchre Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Finance Club, French Club, Guitar Club, HOSA, Intramural Sports (Flag Football, Basketball, Cross Country), Irish Heritage Club, Latin Club, Mock Trial, Monogram Club, Mountain Biking Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Paintball, Peru Mission Trip, Right to Life, Robotics, Rugby Club, Science Club, Shamrock STEM Club, Shamrocks for Veterans, Shamrock Voice, Shotgun Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Government, SWAT (Students Working to Advance Technology,) Yearbook
  • Sports

    Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling. Member of Detroit Catholic League Central Division

College Matriculation:

Albion College
*Boston College
*Brown University
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Calvin College
Central Michigan
Clemson University
*Cornell University
DePaul University
Eastern Michigan
Florida State University
Franciscan University
*Georgetown University
*Georgia Tech
Grand Valley State
Hillsdale College
Hope College
Indiana University
Kettering University
Lawrence Tech
Loyola University, (IL)
Madonna University
Marquette University
*M.I.T.
Miami University, (OH)
Michigan State
Michigan Tech
*New York University
Northern Michigan
*Northwestern University
Northwood University
Oakland University
*Penn State University
*Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Saginaw Valley State
Schoolcraft College
*Stanford University
Syracuse University
Texas A&M
The Ohio State
University of Alabama
*University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Dayton
University of Detroit Mercy
*University of Michigan
U of M-Dearborn
*University of Notre Dame
*University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
*University of Southern Callifornia
University of Toledo
University of Toronto
*University of Wisconsin
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
*Vanderbilt University
*Villanova University
Wayne State University
Western Michigan

*Ranked in the Top 50 Best Colleges and Universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2017)
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.