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Top 5 Reasons to choose Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools…

#1

Faith Centered

Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools’ daily faith based education provides your child an education that combines the Catholic faith and teachings with academic excellence.

#2

Academic Excellence

Our SOAR (Students of Academic Rigor) program offers academically advanced students in grades 2-8 a unique learning experiences allowing them to explore their talents and interests.

#3

Activities for All

KCFS has numerous opportunities for your child to be involved in school life outside of the classroom, including athletics (basketball, baseball, cross country, tennis, softball, volleyball, golf, soccer, swimming, indoor track, hockey, cheerleading, danceline) and extracurricular activities (Spanish, chess, action club, ski club and more).

#4

Parent Involvement

St. John Paul II Elementary School offers you an active PTO which provides opportunities for involvement as well as fun and exciting ways to raise money for the school.

#5

Affordable

Your child’s education is an investment and Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools is affordable. In fact, we believe in making the KCFS experience available to as many families as possible regardless of income; that is why we offer you access to financial aid from a wide variety of sources.

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The Kennedy Experience...

You can get an education anywhere, but with the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools, your child will not only be receiving a top notch academic education, but also learn to develop a strong Christ-like character. This combination of academics and spirituality is at the heart of the Kennedy experience and is strongly taught at all our schools. It is what enables our schools to provide an education that has enabled thousands of graduates to excel in their fields and assume leadership positions all over the world.

At Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools… we teach life.

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Admission Requirements

All prospective Kennedy Catholic students (with exception of Pre-K and K) must supply report card or transcript to respective school officials for review. If there are any behavioral records, they will also be sent to the building principal. Note that there is a $100 non-refundable new student registration fee for new students.

Preschool

Mini preschool (ages 3 and 4):

  • Must be age 3 by September 1 of the school year
  • Must be potty trained
  • Required:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Completed Enrollment/Registration Application
    • Registration Fee

Pre-kindergarten (ages 4 and 5):

  • Must be age 4 by September 1 of the school year
  • Required:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Completed Enrollment/Registration Application
    • Registration Fee

Visit our PreK website to learn more about our program >

Kindergarten

  • Must be age 5 by September 1 of the school year
  • Required:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Baptismal Certificate (if Catholic)
    • Physician’s Examination
    • Dental Examination
    • Social Security Number
    • Record of Immunizations
    • Official current transcript or report card
    • Behavioral records
    • Completed Enrollment/Registration Application
    • Registration Fee

Grades 1 – 6

  • Grade 1 students must be age 6 before September 1 of the school year
  • There are no more than 25 students in the primary classes
  • There are no more than 30 students in the intermediate grades
  • Required:
    • Completed Enrollment/Registration Application
    • Official current transcript or report card
    • Behavioral records for administrative review
    • Registration Fee
    • Health records from previous school must be transferred

Grades 7-12

  • Required:
    • Completed Enrollment/Registration Application
    • Official current transcript or report card
    • Behavioral records for administrative review
    • Registration Fee
    • Health records from previous school must be transferred

Testimonial from the Miller Family

We transitioned Glenn to a Kennedy Catholic in 8th grade as we wanted him to get comfortable with the school before the important high school years.  The transition was very easy for him.  Everyone made him feel comfortable and his grades were better than we all expected.

 When the transition to remote learning took place our local public school took 2 weeks to begin learning from home.  Kennedy was ready in a day.  After the first week of everyone adjusting to the new learning environment Glenn excelled and made highest honors the second two grading periods.

 Glenn really enjoyed his teachers and they were readily available to him during the remote learning experience.

– The Miller Family: Dr. Glenn, Roberta and Glenn
Current KCHS Parents

Testimonial from the Gealy Family

The dedication of the faculty at SJPII has always been exceptional, however it was on full display throughout this past year. Mrs Tiefenthal was available whenever we had questions- not just during typical school hours. The classes that were continued transferred seamlessly to remote learning. We especially enjoyed the zoom story times and virtual field trips. I believe that we were given enough tools to keep our children on track and in a way that I was not left feeling overscheduled. This was important to me because as I worked from home and at the office, we were able to complete the assignments at our convenience. I take comfort in knowing that the Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools has proved the ability to adjust the classroom accordingly to these uncertain times.

-The Gealy Family: Michelle and Maryleigh
Current SJPII Parent

Testimonial from the McGoff Family

I’m so thankful for the St John Paul II elementary family! The teachers are wonderful and go above and beyond to help all of their students. The teachers are easily accessible for questions or problems. Because the parent teacher connection is so great, the transition to remote learning was so smooth. Messages from the school and teachers were received multiply times a week to keep us updated.

– The McGoff Family: Robert, Elizabeth, Isabella, Gabriella and Mirabella
KCHS Alumni and SJPII Parents

Testimonial from the Rosa Family

The thing that stands out to us in addition to an amazing education, is the family feeling you get from being part of this school system. Starting with the teachers and administrators, they go above and beyond to make sure each student is getting exactly what they need to succeed. Whether it is the principal putting on a band-aid or a devoted teacher staying after school and working during the summer tutoring a struggling child. They really care. We are so happy we chose the KCFS for our children.”

– The Rosa Family: Lewis, Elizabeth, Abby and Andrew
Former KCFS Board & Committee Member & KCFS Parents

Testimonial from Carol Shields, M.D.

“Kennedy Catholic welcomed me into its wonderful nurturing environment. Kennedy planted the seed of my career and taught me discipline, integrity, and loyalty – 3 assets for success. That opened the door to an excellent University, then Medical School, and now blossomed into a top tier medical practice in Philadelphia. My roots remain at Kennedy.”

– Carol L. Shields M.D., Class of 1975
Ocular Oncology Service, Co-Director Wills Eye Hospital