Kennedy Catholic High School, located in Somers, NY, is Northern Westchester’s premiere college-preparatory High School serving the young men and women of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Fairfield, and Bronx counties. Kennedy Catholic follows a rigorous Regents curriculum that prepares students for a successful college career while at the same time training young people in the sound doctrine of the Catholic faith to prepare them for living out Christ’s message of service to the world.
Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Divine Compassion as St. Mary’s School in Katonah, the current school was built in 1966 on its present site, a serene 64-acre setting, which includes the natural beauty of a lake and woodlands. Here, Kennedy Catholic students pursue a structured student life including 4 years of theology to learn about God and His church, a contemplative retreat program, a strong sacramental life and a Christian Community Service program, which sets Kennedy students apart. Students are well prepared not only for college, but for a successful life.
Kennedy Catholic’s Class of 2016 has garnered over 29 million dollars in college scholarship money, underlining the success and recognition of what it means to become a graduate of the school. Kennedy has a strong PSAT preparation program and several recent National Merit Commendations, with a Finalist in the Class of 2016. The school’s broad offerings in academics, fine arts, and athletics prepare young people for the all-round strengths, which colleges look for when they select strong students to represent their schools. Along with a beautiful academic building, Kennedy Catholic has a regulation baseball field, artificial turf softball field, competition artificial turf main field, a renovated gymnasium, and a newly installed state-of-the-art track.
Students are led in their studies by a teaching staff of professional educators who have demonstrated their own academic excellence and who hold Master’s degrees, or higher, in their field of study. Eligible students can pursue a rigorous Honors program leading to a broad selection of Advanced Placement coursework offerings. Courses for college credit are also available through St. John’s University College Advantage Program, Iona College’s Link Program, and SUNY Albany. Many students take advantage of the opportunity to earn real college credits in a variety of subjects while still in High School, saving both time and money as they advance their college careers.