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The mission statement of Kennedy Catholic High School emphasizes accessibility for all and the pursuit of one’s fullest potential. These are important cornerstones that shape and guide our academic programs, and we are proud to offer a wide variety of academic pathways to support the learning styles and intellectual curiosities of a diverse group of learners. 

Our school offers dual credit programs such as UW in the High School Program and Matteo Ricci (Seattle University), as well as AP and Honors classes. Additionally, we are incredibly proud of our St. Teresa Program, a differentiated curriculum that offers suitable academic challenges for every student, including those with a wide range of abilities and learning styles. 

We offer a single learning management system through Canvas, which allows us to streamline course content and delivery for our students. Kennedy Catholic is also one of just two Catholic schools in Washington to offer an AVID program. We not only provide AVID-specific classes, but we also work to incorporate AVID school-wide through various study skills and support methods for all students.

Kennedy Catholic intentionally prioritizes the use of technology as a 1:1 device-program school, and we are excited about our brand-new IMADE Center. The IMADE (Innovation, Manufacturing, Art, Design, Engineering) Center is a new space specifically dedicated to these areas of study and will provide hands-on experiences for our students to further enrich their learning experiences.

While we are first and foremost a school, academics is just one part of a well-rounded Kennedy Catholic experience. Our hope is that our academic programs and opportunities prepare our students for bright futures by being both college and career ready.

If something has piqued your interest, we encourage you to plan a visit. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Kristin Kuzmanich
Vice Principal of Academics

I was an extremely reserved and introverted student before I came to Kennedy Catholic. But throughout my years here, I found a new personality within me. I now have confidence in myself, enjoy communicating with diverse people, and am always looking for adventures and to try something new.

- Rachel '21

Kennedy Catholic has been a really great school for me. By participating in band, sports, academics, and ASB, I am learning a lot and becoming a fuller version of myself. 

-Patrick '24

The Saint Teresa program has helped me realize that it’s okay to learn differently. The teachers really sit down with you and work with you to make sure that you understand what you are learning, and they are always willing to listen to you. They get to know you, and you get to know the teachers. I’m beyond grateful to be part of it. If your kids are having a hard time in school, I recommend considering the ST program. 

-Rachel '22