USA High School


John F. Kennedy Catholic High School 約翰甘迺迪天主教高中 (華盛頓州 WA)


John F. Kennedy Catholic High School WA

Founded in 1968, Kennedy Catholic is a co-ed, college preparatory high school located in the thriving community of Burien 15 minutes from Seattle. 

Students have access to an excellent learning environment: state-of-the-art science and library facilities, technology, award winning fine arts and performing arts, competitive athletics, and diverse extracurricular activities. 

Kennedy Catholic is committed to developing the fullest potential of every student in learning, faith, and leadership. Kennedy Catholic graduates are prepared for elite colleges and universities nationally and internationally thanks to an exceptional teaching staff, an experienced college admissions team, and a faculty that advocates for the success and achievement of all students.

The Basics
Setting Sub-urban
School Type Co-Ed, Private, Catholic
Tuition US$34,000/year
Housing Dorm (for Boys only), Homestay (~US$14,000/year)
Transfer Records U of Washington, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, WASU, Boston U
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General Information
Location Burien
Nearest City Seattle
Weather Temperate
Campus Size 17 Acre
Year Founded 1968
Level Offered Grade 9-12
Enrollment ~840
International ~97
Student-to-Teacher 16:1
ESL Yes, 3 levels

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School WA

The School cultivate leaders in and out of the classroom. Kennedy Catholic students participate in social, co-curricular, immersion service and sporting clubs. The comprehensive college preparatory curriculum meets the diverse learning needs of all students through the Aquinas Honors Program: serving advanced students through University Partnership courses; the Blessed Mother Teresa Program: serving students with learning differences; and English as a Foreign Language for International students.

Accreditation - WCEA


Parents & Students Review

 “Our son went to public elementary and middle school, and we made the decision for him to go to Kennedy Catholic because we wanted a positive environment where we thought he could be successful with both academics and athletics. Kennedy offers academic rigor for students at all levels, excellent sports program and a student population that truly embodies the "Lancer Spirit". This has been an extremely positive experience for our son, and for our family in general.”  


“My experience at Kennedy Catholic High School included numerous positive moments and friendships. The classes offer excellent distribution of material for the students. The curriculum teaches every student respectively and responsively in handling the course of their work ethics and overall educational practices. I participated on the cross country team as a sophomore until my senior year. Kennedy has many other sports activities including football, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer. The clubs include business, robotics, cooking, community service, and culture. Before college, the counselors make sure the incoming students become prepared with certain instructions to take with them for entering universities…”


“…  The teachers are very nice, funny, and always open to help after and before class. The assignments for English classes are fun and I actually enjoyed them despite disliking English for so long.  Currently attending Kennedy Catholic High School, really impacts every student. From feeling involved to getting help needed by your teachers, Kennedy really tries to improve and give you the best education. Not only giving you the education but many more skills including leadership and many more.”