John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Somers, New York)

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John F. Kennedy Catholic High School
John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Somers, New York) logo.png
54 Route 138
Somers, New York, (Westchester County) 10589
United States
Coordinates 41°18′11″N 73°41′20″W / 41.303°N 73.689°W / 41.303; -73.689Coordinates: 41°18′11″N 73°41′20″W / 41.303°N 73.689°W / 41.303; -73.689
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Courage and Compassion
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Mary
Established 1924 St. Mary’s School
1966 Kennedy Catholic[1]
Status Open
School code NCES School ID: 00920753[2]
CEEB code 332650
President Fr. Mark Vaillancourt
Dean Mr. Anthony Corona (Dean of Boy Students) & Ms. Gretchen Teifer (Dean of Girl Students)
Principal Fr. Mark Vaillancourt
Chaplain Fr. Matthew Newcomb
Staff Priests of the Archdiocese of NY, Sisters of the Divine Compassion, Lay
Faculty 38.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 565[2] (2013-14)
 • Grade 9 138[2]
 • Grade 10 154[2]
 • Grade 11 133[2]
 • Grade 12 140[2]
Student to teacher ratio 15.3 or 16.1[2]
Campus size 64 acre[3]
Campus type Fringe rural[2]

Red, Navy Blue and White

Athletics conference CHSAA
Sports Kennedy Gaels
Mascot Gaels
Nickname "Kennedy Catholic," "Kennedy," KCHS
Team name Gaels
Rival Monsignor Farrell
Average SAT scores Sat High School Code: 332650[4]
Average ACT scores CEEB/ACT Code: 332650
Newspaper Gael Winds[5]
Yearbook Profiles
Tuition $7,950 USD (2014-2015)[6]
Affiliation Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Athletic Director Mr. Frank Tolan
Full Library YES

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic, coeducational high school college preparatory school located in Somers, New York. The school was opened as St. Mary's High School in 1925[8] and had its last graduating class in June 1966. It was reopened under its current name in September 1966, and serves students in grades 9–12; its president is Father Mark Vaillancourt. The students at Kennedy come from all over Westchester County, Southern Dutchess County and Putnam County, both located in southern New York.[9]


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