A Catholic school education is a significant investment and commitment for any family. While every effort is made to keep tuition costs at a reasonable level, tuition is subject to increase each year. Kennedy Catholic depends on tuition, fundraising and conservative stewardship of our resources to maintain financial stability and viability. Our Finance Committee undertakes an annual review of tuition and fees which includes a current market survey. We believe a Kennedy Catholic education is the best value available in the Seattle and surrounding area.
During the annual review process, we are guided by our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan and Five Year Financial Plan to effectively identify, plan and prioritize our resources and opportunities to not only sustain but also grow the school to meet the needs of our students and families. We receive no financial support or funding from the Archdiocese of Seattle, parishes or from the state. We encourage families to apply for assistance.
Additionally, each family has a KATCH auction obligation of $350 if submitted by the procurement deadline, increasing to $400 after the deadline.
Kennedy Catholic High School is committed to making tuition affordable for students from all economic backgrounds through need-based tuition assistance grants. 43% of the student population receives some form of assistance. Tuition assistance awards are reviewed annually. It is our goal to offer continuing support as long as financial circumstances require. Decisions regarding admission to the school and eligibility for tuition assistance are made independently. We encourage families to apply. Kennedy Catholic offers tuition assistance distributed in the form of direct tuition assistance grants.
Parents/guardians are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service to the school per family (10 hours for single parent households) if receiving tuition assistance. Hours will be tracked independently by parents/guardians and submitted electronically at the end of each school year. If no hours are completed or submitted, future tuition assistance may be reduced or held.
Requests for tuition assistance will be available starting November 1 and should be made before the application deadline of December 31. Late applications are considered on a funds available basis.
Our scholarship program is designed to honor students who demonstrate the qualities of a Kennedy Catholic High School student; leading the way in learning, faith and leadership. Kennedy Catholic offers merit-based scholarships that do not require any demonstrated financial need. Our goal is to ensure that an education at Kennedy Catholic High School is accessible to all who desire it.
All incoming freshman applicants are automatically considered for Leading Lancer scholarships. During the scholarship review process the following will be considered:
- Admission application student essay
- Teacher recommendation forms and transcripts
- High School Placement Test scores
- Leadership in school and community activities
Tekakwitha scholarships are awarded to incoming or current Kennedy Catholic students who are Native American. To be eligible for the scholarship students must:
- Complete the Tekakwitha Scholarship Application
- Demonstrate that you are a culturally competent and academically rigorous Native American student
Contact the Admissions Team for more information.
Information about scholarships for current students can be found here.