Muskegon Catholic Central educates each student in Spirit, Mind, and Body by fostering personal excellence within the Catholic tradition.


Catholic Education has been a strong tradition in Muskegon for over a century. The mission of offering a Christ-centered education for children began in 1871 when three members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Order established the first parochial school at St. Mary’s Parish. Their shared vision with the Muskegon community thrives more than 130 years later as Muskegon Catholic Schools continue to educate young men and women with Christ as the focus and role model.

The Muskegon Catholic Central school system is an independent, Catholic school, offering a faith-filled, college preparatory education to students from Preschool through 12th grade. The atmosphere is Christ-centered and life-giving. Our academic program, using the MAP process, is designed to nurture and challenge each individual student. 98% of Muskegon Catholic graduates continue onto a higher education.

Muskegon Catholic Schools offers a curriculum that is both rigorous and meaningful. Teachers are able to work together regularly in professional learning communities to discuss and develop research-based teaching strategies for implementation in the classroom. Because of the small size of the school and opportunities for collaboration amongst educators, Muskegon Catholic is able to make effective changes to meet both the needs of students and academic demands mandated by state standards.

Muskegon Catholic Schools offer a variety of curricular and extra-curricular arts programs including Symphonic Band, Choir, Musical Theatre, and Art. Extra-curricular activities play an important role for most of our high school students. Because of our small size, every student has the ability to participate on a team, play in the band, or take part in our famous annual musical. Extra-curricular activities provide wonderful opportunities to build leadership, teamwork, and self-confidence in each student. Every student finds a place to shine at MCC.


Rainbow Auction

Travel to a 19th Century Grand Ballroom for the 41st Annual Rainbow Auction. Picture refined elegance and romanticism, with pastel colors, flowers and crystal chandeliers. 

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#1 on the Lakeshore

Muskegon Catholic Central was just ranked among the Top 5 Best Private High Schools in West Michigan! We were the only school on the Lakeshore to make the list! 

See the article on WZZM.

Spring Musical

This year's musical is Annie! Performances on March 22nd & 23rd.  

Tickets on sale March 4, 2024

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Super Bowl Crusader

MCC Alum, David Glover wins another Super Bowl ring as the athletic trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs! One instance in high school changed the trajectory of Glover's life. 

See the article on WZZM.

Schedule a Tour

Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit our school to explore life at Muskegon Catholic Central as future Crusader students.