John F. Kennedy Catholic High School

140 S 140th St,
Seattle, WA, 98168-0981
Tel: (206)246-0500
Grades: 9 - 12 | 887 students
As an archdiocesan high school our mission is to provide a quality Catholic education to all students.
We are dedicated to foster their relationship with God, 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 rich academic program which enables students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.

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 887 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 46%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 53:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 45%
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Statistics, AP US History, English 3AP Lit and Composition, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 13
% on Financial Aid 28%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate 86%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ms. Sarah Dahleen
Admissions Associate Ms. Karen Ginther


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCheeringCross CountryDrill Team
SoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyballWrestling
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,

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, 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 the is accessible, diverse and committed to pursuing the fullest potential of every student.
  • Profile last updated: 08/13/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Family Academy And Academy Northwest (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Glendale Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Three Tree Montessori School (1.3 miles away)
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