President's Message

President/Principal Mohs
Welcome to Kennedy Catholic High School, home of the Lancers...

Kennedy Catholic, an Archdiocesan school, has been serving the Burien and greater South Sound community since 1966 focusing on teaching our students the value of pursuing excellence, encountering Christ, and leading with love in all they do. 

I am proud to continue the tradition of encouraging our students to “reach for the heights” (Verso l’alto) in the example of our spiritual patron, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.  His love of the eight Beatitudes informs our teaching and embraces the belief that we can only achieve God’s grace when everyone is invited to fully participate in His call. 

Each day, our dedicated team of faculty and staff comes to our school dedicated to our mission – to graduate leaders following Christ in a school community that is accessible, diverse, and committed to pursuing the fullest potential of every student. We meet each student where they are at, assisting them in reaching beyond what they think is possible, and setting them up for life-long success. Kennedy Catholic offers a strong college prep curriculum accessible to a broad range of learners, a vibrant Campus Ministry program stressing faith and service, and a robust offering of competitive athletics, campus clubs, and student activities to enrich our students’ experiences.  The diversity of our student body is also a unique strength, including our international students who come to us from over a dozen countries. Together, we are much more than a school; we are a family. The Lancer Family. 

I invite you to take some time to watch our videos and read through our website to see all Kennedy Catholic has to offer your student.  Then, I hope you will schedule a time to come visit us in person so you can meet our faculty and students and experience the Lancer Way for yourself. I am positive you will find Kennedy Catholic to be a place your student can call home for the next four years, and many years after.   

I look forward to welcoming you into the Lancer Family. 

In peace, 

Matthew C. Mohs, President/Principal

Matthew C. Mohs