Frequently Asked Questions

At both campuses all doors are locked and a camera system is in place for admission into the building. Each campus has a large private playground. In addition, all staff and volunteers must complete a 3-hour nationally recognized Safeguarding All of God’s Family training seminar as well a state and national background check.
Northwest Catholic School has a very diverse student population. Our students’ ethnicity include: African American, biracial, Latin American, Asian, Native American/Indian, and Caucasian.

No. Northwest Catholic School has a parent contract with the Milwaukee Public Schools. A parent contract will provide financial reimbursement directly to our school families in return for providing your own transportation. THIS TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO SCHOOL FAMILIES, NOT Northwest Catholic School. Payments are usually available for pickup in June. In order to qualify for this reimbursement, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must live within current Milwaukee Public Schools transportation boundaries. If you are currently eligible for busing, you should qualify for this reimbursement. The transportation boundaries have not changed. ALL DECISIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
  2. Your child must attend NWCS during the current school year.
  3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOUR CHILD MUST BE REGISTERED AT NWCS BY THE LAST ELIGIBLE DAY OF REGISTRATION IN JUNE OF EACH YEAR (NO LATER THAN JUNE 20). IF YOU REGISTER AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT.
While Northwest Catholic School is first and foremost a Catholic school, not all of our students are Catholic. We focus on providing a faith-based education that prepares our students to have high standards and to be the best leaders they can be in their community. Northwest Catholic School students participate in religion classes and weekly student-prepared Masses or prayer services. Our non-Catholic families tell us they feel very welcome and chose our school because of our high standard academics and strong character building.
Yes, we offer music, art, physical education, and computer technology. We feel that we wouldn’t be educating the whole child if we didn’t!
Full-time licensed learning consultants work with identifying academic and behavior needs of children at Northwest Catholic School. Additionally, we provide either accelerated learning opportunities for those students demonstrating a need for a challenge. We provide academic and one-on-one support for students struggling with their grade level material.
Northwest Catholic School has Mobile MAC labs, Smart Boards, iPads, and Chromebooks® for school projects and classroom presentations which teachers and students use at both campuses.
All Northwest Catholic School teachers have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Many of our teachers have a Master’s Degree and several have pursued education beyond a Master’s Degree. All of our teachers are licensed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Yes, all three!  We offer free breakfast to all students each school day. Breakfast is served from 7:10 – 7:30am at the Lower Campus and 7:20 – 7:40am at the Upper Campus.

Northwest Catholic School offers universal free lunch each school day!  As a participant in the Federal Hot Lunch program, Northwest Catholic School prepares all our delicious and nutritious meals on-site by our own kitchen staff.

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Education, students enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetable snacks 3 days a week.

Yes, both. Before care is available starting at 6:00am. Our after school care is open on school days from dismissal time until 6:00pm at both campuses.
Yes, all Northwest Catholic School students must wear approved school uniforms. We believe wearing uniforms help promote a sense of unity and pride in our school. Wearing uniforms sets the tone for the strong academic atmosphere of our school.
Yes, there is a wide variety of extracurriculars. In fact, 80% of our students participate in extracurriculars.
Yes, parents are welcome (and encouraged) to volunteer on a variety of levels and are invited to participate in school events, school Masses or prayer services, open house, and encouraged to attend school conferences and maintain open communication with teachers.