Kennedy Catholic High School (Hermitage, Pennsylvania)
|Kennedy Catholic High School|
The school around 2010
To Serve Christ
|2120 Shenango Valley Freeway
Hermitage, Pennsylvania, (Mercer County) 16148
|President||Fr. Mike Allison|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|Slogan||"We prepare students for exceptional lives"|
|Team name||Golden Eagles|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Dean of Enrollment & Advancement||Jeff Linn|
|Director of Advancement & Alumni Affairs||Stephanie Wilson|
|Director of Athletics, Facilities & Transportation||Chris Elliott|
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
Boys Basketball 1986 1987 1998 1999 2000 2001 2016
Girls Basketball 2001
- Michael Gruitza, Pennsylvania House of Representatives member
- Joe Lombardi, professional basketball payer
- Nolan Reimold, professional baseball payer
Notes and references
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- Fontaine, Tom (February 26, 2002). "Gruitza is seeking another term in Harrisburg". The Herald. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- "IUP hires ex-Kennedy star Joe Lombardi as head coach". The Herald. Associated Press. April 19, 2006. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
- "Ex-Kennedy star Reimold called up by Baltimore Orioles". The Herald. May 14, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2014.