Monsignor John R. Hackett Catholic Central High School

1000 W. Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: 269-381-2646     FAX: 269-381-3919 
Principal: Mr. Tim Eastman
Counselor: Mrs. Betsy Ulbrich 
Registrar: Mrs. Pat Byrne

Accreditation: Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools

Hackett Catholic Central was originally staffed by the brothers and priests of the Society of Mary. We continue to emphasize the Characteristics of Marianist Education: formation in faith; integral, quality education; service, justice and peace; adaptation and change, and family spirit.

Hackett Catholic Central has a current service area encompassing 20+ area school districts, providing a diverse background for the student body. Students enter the ninth grade from 30+ different junior highs and travel up to 55 miles to attend HCC.


 Common Vision Statement

The following Vision Statement has been developed and is proposed for use by the
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Kalamazoo in the future:

The MORE Factor

A Mission Ordered towards Reaching Eternal life.

“In the spirit of Blessed John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization, Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Kalamazoo desire to respond to this transformative invitation to holiness with a firm and renewed zeal. As a multi-culturally diverse institution, we joyfully embrace the universal vocation to holiness. We are a community centered in the Eucharist and an educational system of the highest standards, rooted in our Catholic faith. Our goal is to equip students with an excellent education and a solid faith formation so each student may know the faith confidently, live the faith in a community where families and teachers work together to advocate for each other's salvation and Sainthood, and share the faith with relevance and loving courage throughout their lives.”

At present, the task is to communicate the Vision Statement and develop an instrument by which all 22 schools within the Diocese are evaluated based on its elements.

Last Modified on August 19, 2013