Kennedy Catholic High School (Hermitage, Pennsylvania)

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Kennedy Catholic High School
Kennedy Catholic High School Exterior Smaller.jpg
The school around 2010
Christo Servire
To Serve Christ
2120 Shenango Valley Freeway
Hermitage, Pennsylvania, (Mercer County) 16148
United States
Coordinates 41°13′31″N 80°28′12″W / 41.22528°N 80.47000°W / 41.22528; -80.47000Coordinates: 41°13′31″N 80°28′12″W / 41.22528°N 80.47000°W / 41.22528; -80.47000
Type Private, Coeducational
Established 1964
School code 394502
CEEB code 394502
President Fr. Mike Allison
Principal Heidi Patterson
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Slogan "We prepare students for exceptional lives"
Athletics conference D10
Team name Golden Eagles
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Yearbook Aquila
Dean of Enrollment & Advancement Jeff Linn
Director of Advancement & Alumni Affairs Stephanie Wilson
Director of Athletics, Facilities & Transportation Chris Elliott

Kennedy Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie.


Kennedy Catholic was established as Kennedy Christian High School in 1964. The original name of the proposed school was changed from Shenango Catholic Prep to Kennedy Christian High School after the death of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. The school first began classes as Kennedy Christian High School in the old Saint Bartholomew Elementary School in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania in the Fall of 1964. In the Fall of 1965, the Kennedy Christian High School opened at its current site at: 2120 Shenango Valley Freeway Hermitage, Pa. 16148. The school was renamed Kennedy Catholic in 2001, by Bishop Emeritus Donald Trautman.


The school has had a history of promoting academic excellence. The honors level/advanced placement courses are designed for the academically gifted, the high above average, and the very highly motivated student. Admission to honors level and advanced courses are by invitation based on standardized testing, performance, and recommendation of the department. The college preparatory level is for the strong average to above average student. It is designed to challenge the student and to prepare the student well for admission to and success in college. It is a well-rounded “liberal arts” education on the secondary level. The general academic level is designed for the average and below average student with the goal of providing the student with basic and fundamental knowledge, information, and skills necessary to pursue a career, technical or trade education, or further education on a junior college level. The latest data (2009) indicates that the current percent of Graduates who enroll in college is 98.

Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Boys Basketball 1986 1987 1998 1999 2000 2001 2016

Girls Basketball 2001

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ Fontaine, Tom (February 26, 2002). "Gruitza is seeking another term in Harrisburg". The Herald. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "IUP hires ex-Kennedy star Joe Lombardi as head coach". The Herald. Associated Press. April 19, 2006. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Kennedy star Reimold called up by Baltimore Orioles". The Herald. May 14, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 

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