John F. Kennedy Catholic High School

140 S 140th St
Seattle, WA 98168-0981
Tel: (206)246-0500
Grades: 9-12 | 836 students
As an archdiocesan high school our mission is to provide a quality Catholic education to each of our students.
We are dedicated to educating the whole person, and inspiring a life-long commitment to learning and service.
Our Catholic School community fosters the faith development of young people by providing effective religious education, prayer and worship opportunities, retreats and service programs.
Students best learn Christ-centered truths and values when the entire curriculum and life of the school models and promotes those truths and values.
We provide a rich and rigorous academic program which enables students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners with a love for Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 836 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade John F. Kennedy Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP English 3 Lit and Composition, AP Latin Vergil Exam Available, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP US History,
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 9
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ms. Lori Roedell
Admissions Associate Ms. Clare Spano


Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingDrill Team,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Kennedy Catholic High School offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum that meets the diverse learning needs of all students. Our school program includes University partnership courses, Aquinas Honors courses, AP program courses, the Mother Theresa program for students with learning differences and English as a Foreign Language for international students. It is the mission of Kennedy Catholic to graduate leaders following Christ in a school community that is accessible, diverse and committed to pursuing the fullest potential of every student.

Profile last updated: 04/29/2016

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