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kennedy catholic high school

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Kennedy Catholic is a four-year Archdiocesan co-ed Catholic high school open to students of all backgrounds and faiths. At the heart and soul of Kennedy Catholic is a commitment to developing the fullest potential of every student in learning, faith, and leadership. We actively seek students and families that value all three. Kennedy Catholic graduates are prepared for elite colleges and universities nationally and internationally thanks to an exceptional teaching staff, an experienced, four-year-college admissions team, and a faculty that advocates for the success and achievement of all students. The spiritual formation of our students begins in the classroom, and continues through service locally, nationally, and internationally. Life-changing retreats and service projects encourage introspection and inspire compassion for others. We cultivate leaders in and out of the classroom. Kennedy Catholic students participate in dozens of social, extra-curricular, immersion service and sporting clubs that strengthen their high school experience and build self-confidence. The co-ed environment allows male and female students to learn to collaborate, each bringing their style to bear in working for common goals.

academic ac·a·dem·ic [ak-uh-dem-ik] Scholarly and intellectual


At Kennedy Catholic, we believe that everyone can achieve ACADEMIC excellence. Our rigorous college preparatory program seeks to graduate students as individuals dedicated to something beyond the basics. Lancers are not content just dreaming about what they’ll be—but focused on what they’re going to do. They’ve learned not just to find the answers but to ask the questions. They seek out the opportunities to find out why they believe what they believe —they discover that life is about non-stop learning across a broad, global range of disciplines. The Aquinas Honors Program is a rigorous curriculum that challenges the academically talented and highly motivated student with advanced subject matter, more in-depth material, and a faster pace. The program prepares students for the academic demands of the most selective colleges in the nation. Honors students gain college credit through the Advanced Placement, Seattle University Matteo Ricci and UW College in a High School programs. Each year, over 30% of Kennedy Catholic students complete at least two credit-bearing courses, earning ten college credits. This opportunity to enroll in and earn college credit (at a reduced price) not only allows Kennedy Catholic students to have a college experience while still in a high school setting, but it also provides a substantial savings opportunity. Students who elect a regular academic program also select courses from a college-prep curriculum that challenges and rewards everyone and builds on a sound foundation of course work and skills with which they are already familiar. Kennedy Catholic offers a diverse curriculum that meets the needs of students at all levels of learning and is fully accredited by the Washington State Department of Education and by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Marquette University

Stanford University

University of Washington

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Stanford, California

Seattle, Washington

Fall Search Wing, Sophomore Retreat Leader, Link Crew Leader, Human Relations Treasurer, ASB Coordinator, French Honor Society, Volunteer Youth Tutor Program, Lady Lancers Club, History Club

National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete, ASB President, Football Captain, Wrestling Captain, SEARCH Retreat Leader, Freshman Retreat Leader, Sophomore Retreat Leader, Link Crew, Puget Sound Blood Center drive coordinator, KOOCS (Kids Offering Others Care and Support) member, National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, EarthCorps volunteer

Regional Solo Pianist 1st place winner three years, Senior Class Treasurer, National Honor Society Officer, Human Relations Officer, Varsity Cheer, State Honor Orchestra, Lacrosse, Human Relations Secretary, Link Crew Leader

“Kennedy Catholic made me who I am today, giving me the tools needed to succeed, follow my dreams, and know that everything is possible with God. No matter who you are, Kennedy Catholic will welcome you with open arms to the Lancer Family.”

“Kennedy Catholic provided me with an environment to grow in faith and relationships with others. In my four years, I was blessed with opportunities to mature as a person, with countless mentors offering me guidance. The education emphasizes critical-thinking skills and a challenge to encourage oneself to learn for the sake of knowledge.”

“As an international student, I faced so many challenges when I first came here. I couldn’t speak fluent English and I didn’t know anyone. Kennedy Catholic encouraged me to face the challenge and to live my life with confidence. I had countless opportunities to express myself and to find the place I belong.”

Passionate pas·sion·ate [pash-uh-nit] adjective Having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid High School is a time for making lifelong friendships and creating unforgettable memories. It’s a time to learn how to follow your true PASSIONS. At Kennedy Catholic, we encourage our students to believe in their ability to make a difference. Our student body is diverse in many ways, including in their interests and we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities— something for everyone. Service projects and immersion travel trips provide additional opportunities for growth and offer students once in a lifetime experiences. Faculty members serve as athletic coaches and advisors, guiding and mentoring students to seek and achieve at a higher level. When you are part of a student group at Kennedy Catholic, you’ll learn how to lead. You’ll learn that the way you spend your time outside of school can change lives—including your own.



faith·ful [feyth-fuhl] adjective Consistently trustworthy and loyal, especially to a person, promise, duty or faith Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Kennedy Catholic’s Campus Ministry invites every person in the Kennedy Catholic community (students, parents, staff, administration, and alumni) into an evergrowing relationship with their faith. We commit to this relationship through prayer, community, formation, and service. We seek to be a family that is continually formed and transformed through God’s love. This becomes the basis for all decisions we make and leads us to serve others. Through the celebration of the Sacraments, leadership retreats, service projects, and liturgy, Kennedy Catholic students are growing in their spiritual formation every day. It is our goal that our Catholic traditions will foster FAITHFUL, moral, ethical, and honest young men and women. Faith formation serves as a compass for decision-making in all areas of life. At Kennedy Catholic, we welcome and embrace students of all faith traditions.

lead·ers [lee-derz] noun Those who guide or direct others

Kennedy Catholic High School athletes are LEADERS in sport, in th and accomplishing great things. Our athletes are regularly recogni supported by the dedication of committed, award-winning coache activities promote the development of character, discipline and lea alumni continuing the Kennedy Catholic tradition of school spirit a

prepared pre·pared [pri-paird] adjective Properly expectant, organized, or equipped; read

As an integral part of the Kennedy Catholic faculty, the counselors the school’s mission by recognizing the unique needs and self-wo Through intentional support, students develop academic, career a knowledge and skills; empowering them to reach their full potent edge web-based technology called Naviance, our counseling staff with all students to help them identify their college career blueprin grade nine to create the path to shape that future. Our college cou is designed to help students align their gifts and talents with a co suit them. Our graduates are PREPARED to attend elite colleges a nationally and internationally.

creative cre·a·tive [kree-ey-tiv]

compassiona adjective

Using or showing use of the imagination to create new ideas or things Kennedy Catholic holds a rich and vibrant tradition in fine arts. Our award winning music department is renowned in the state and beyond. We believe that experience in the creative process is essential to all learners. Learning in, about and through the arts develops the capacity to make meaning from experience, to respond to CREATIVE expression and dream big.

com·pas·sion·ate [kuhm-pash-uh-

Showing feelings of understanding and

With more than 100 enrolled in the Inter the promotion of international peace and world becomes a smaller, more COMPAS opportunity to become part of the Lancer host families. Our entire student body be

he classroom, and beyond. Being a Lancer athlete means being part of a team, meeting new people, pushing yourself to your limit ized for their abilities and specific academic and athletic achievements. They receive high honors for academic excellence. They are es. Our coaching staff strives to develop the discipline in each student to help them reach a personal level of excellence. Athletic adership by example. Kennedy Catholic scholar athletes go on to compete at the collegiate level and later return as supportive and pride.


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u¡nique [yoo-neek] adjective Existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics Teachers at Kennedy Catholic see you as UNIQUE. Our small class size allows faculty to focus on the specific needs of every student and provide more one-on-one attention. We’re proud of the positive relationships and mutual respect our staff and students have together. The teachers at Kennedy Catholic will help you achieve your goals and encourage you to face your challenges in not just academics, but in extra-curricular activities. Faculty and staff support each other and meet often to collaborate within departments. Professional development in and outside of Kennedy Catholic is given top priority. We are constantly exploring new academic programs to ensure we stay at the cutting edge of the academic arena while always reviewing and enhancing our current academic offerings.




d sympathy for others often with a desire to help.

rnational Program, these students represent five of the Earth’s seven continents. Some say that the most powerful force in d understanding is mere exposure to different cultures. When we become familiar with those who are different from us, the SSIONATE place. Each academic year, the International Program at Kennedy Catholic provides international students with the r Family. Some of these students choose to reside in our campus residence hall and some prefer to live with Kennedy Catholic enefits from the gift of cultural diversity and exchange within our own community.



LEARN ABOUT THE SCHOOL Visit our web site at to discover who we are.



EXPERIENCE KENNEDY CATHOLIC Spend a day exploring our school from the inside out! You’re invited to shadow a current student on a Lancer Visit Day. Experience a typical high school day with a Kennedy Catholic ambassador. To register for a visit day, go to Attend our Open House on Wednesday, November 2. The open house is a great introduction to our school and an opportunity to learn about our academic program, meet our faculty, staff and athletic coaches and tour our campus. Attend other admissions events. All admissions events are posted on our web site at www.



COMPLETE AN APPLICATION PACKAGE Kennedy Catholic application form (required) $30 fee Teacher evaluation form (required) School report form (required) High School Placement Test (required for incoming Freshmen only) $35 fee Tuition Assistance application form (optional – application deadline is December 31, 2016) All application documents and placement test registration can be found at The application deadline is January 9, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

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For more information, please contact us at:

Kennedy Catholic High School 140 South 140th Street

Burien, Washington 98168


or visit us online at: Kennedy Catholic welcomes students of all backgrounds to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, tuition assistance and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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