In July of 2009, the parish schools of St. Bernadette, St. Catherine of Alexandria, and Our Lady of Good Hope joined together to create one school — Northwest Catholic School — that would provide an excellent, faith-based education to our neighborhood in the city of Milwaukee.

The three parishes continue to support Northwest Catholic School and its students today.

Northwest Catholic School has two campuses with ample space for our students to grow. Our K4-4th grade students are at the “Lower Campus” located on North 41st Street on the grounds of Our Lady of Good Hope parish. Our students in grades 5-8 are at the “Upper Campus” located on North Denver Avenue on the grounds of the St. Bernadette parish.


Northwest Catholic School has a long legacy and rich tradition of Catholic education on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

Nearly 150 years ago, the opportunity for a Catholic education became a reality when our sponsoring parish St. Catherine of Alexandria first began educating the children of Granville. (Yes, that’s what this area of Milwaukee was called back then!)

When St. Bernadette and Our Lady of Good Hope were built, they too embraced Catholic education.

Together there is a vibrant, rich history of Catholic education and parish life. It’s fascinating to read the history about “mission churches” and “circuit rider priests.” These parishes have given us such a legacy to cherish.

St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Bernadette
Our Lady of Good Hope