kennedy catholic high school

Fontbonne lands home-field advantage

Pending final approval, Fontbonne University's purchase of the former John F. Kennedy Catholic High School property represents a win-win for the college and the archdiocese, which owned the campus in Manchester.

For the archdiocese, the former Catholic high school retains its rich heritage of Catholic education, rather than being bulldozed for redevelopment as housing or retail, or being purchased for a public school or secular university.

Mary statue gets new home as archdiocesan schools repurpose former JFK items

St. Mary’s High School recently installed a Mary statue that used to reside on the front lawn outside the former convent at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School.

On that day in August, St. Mary's High School principal Kevin Hacker was on a scouting mission at the former John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Manchester.

The archdiocese, which closed Kennedy in May and owned the property, had invited archdiocesan high school officials for a walk-through to claim items for use in their schools: office and sports equipment, student desks, classroom supplies — whatever wasn't nailed down. But something caught Hacker's eye outside.

A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus Christ, and namesake of St. Mary's High School.

“We are Celts forever”


Students, parents, faculty and staff gathered one last time May 24 to bid farewell to John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Manchester.

Appropriately, the final gathering consisted of a Mass and then fellowship, before the Kennedy Catholic community went their separate ways.

Kennedy Catholic High School to close at end of school year

Marianist Father Richard Wosman, president of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, talked with a group of Kennedy seniors last year. After a few years of declining enrollment, the school announced that it would close at the end of this school year.

Quality hasn't been an issue for John F. Kennedy Catholic High School; its programs, teachers and, most of all, students are first rate. Quantity is another story, though, calling into question quality over the long haul.

After much discernment, Kennedy Catholic will close at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

BRIMMING WITH HOPE | Planning for Transition at Kennedy High School

Last week the Archdiocese of St. Louis announced that this will be the last school year for John F. Kennedy Catholic High School. The decision was made with regret and after a great deal of analysis and discernment.

Borgia, Kennedy soccer teams showcase talents

Kennedy's Patrick Wisnewski tried to come around on Borgia's Gus Kleekamp as they battled for possession. St. Francis Borgia and John F. Kennedy Catholic High Schools faced off in a soccer match with Borgia defeating Kennedy 4-0.

St. Francis Borgia and Kennedy Catholic are two high school teams drawing attention early in the soccer season for inspired play and potential.

Borgia, which plays in the larger Class 3 division, defeated Kennedy 4-0 on Sept. 12 to bring its record to 5-4. Kennedy took its second loss to go with four wins, but won an important conference game the next day, 1-0 against Bishop DuBourg.


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