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  • 23
    Aug
    2021
    TACHS Registration Information

    Registration Opens on Monday, August 23, 2021


    Register online at tachsinfo.com or via phone at
    1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247)
    List Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School* as one of your 3 high school choices (TACHS Code #311)
    * Priority is given to applicants listing us as their 1st Choice for consideration of our President John F. Kennedy Courage & Compassion Merit-Based Scholarship


    Registration Closes October 24, 2021


    Go to tachsinfo.com/applicant.aspx and print out the TACHS Applicant Record Form. Students enrolled in Catholic elementary schools do not have to do anything with the Applicant Record.


    Students enrolled in public, private, or non-diocesan schools must have their schools return the Applicant Record Form to the student’s three high school choices arriving by December 15, 2021. Ensure school records from 6th, 7th and 8th grades are sent to Kennedy Catholic.


    Refer to https://www.tachsinfo.com/checklist.aspx for a complete checklist leading up to the test on November 5, 2021.

  • Sep

    2021
    Kennedy Catholic's ’Gael For a Day’

    Dates: Many days still available for your 8th grader to visit us in December, January, and February. Find the day that works for you and REGISTER HERE

  • Sep/
    Oct
    2021
    Kennedy Catholic's TACHS Prep Thursdays

    Meeting Dates:
    Thursday September 23rd, 2021
    Thursday September 30th, 2021
    Thursday October 7th, 2021
    Thursday October 14th, 2021
    Thursday October 21st, 2021
    Thursday October 28th, 2021

    Time:
    3:45 PM -5:00 PM

    Cost:
    $275

    Register Here

     

  • 17 & 20
    Oct
    2021
    Open House Dates And Times

    Open House at Kennedy takes place on two days in October.


    Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.


    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.


    Pre-Register HERE


    (Pre-Registration Portal will open on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 9:00 AM)
  • 30
    Oct
    2021
    Kennedy Catholic's TACHS Prep Super Saturday

    Meeting Date:
    Saturday October 30, 2021

    Time:
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Cost:
    $175

    Register Here

     

  • 5
    Nov
    2021
    TACHS Exam Day

    Date: Friday November, 5, 2021


    The Test will be Administered Remotely by the Archdiocese of NY.

     

  • 19
    Jan
    2022
    Acceptance Notices

    Acceptance notifications to all applicants are issued on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

  • 2
    Feb
    2022
    Meet and Greet – Accepted Students' Night

    Date:
    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

  • 3
    Mar
    2022
    Class of '26 Registration Begins

    Date:
    Thursday, March 3, 2022
    3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

  • 2
    Jun
    2022
    Class of '26 Welcome BBQ
    Date:
    Thursday, June 2, 2022
    3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    You have completed everything that you need to do to become a Gael. Now let’s take some time to really get to know one another! 

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  • 23
    Aug
    2021
    TACHS Registration

    Registration Opens:
    Monday
    Aug 23, 2021


    Register online at tachsinfo.com or via phone at 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247)

  • Sep

    2021
    ’Gael For a Day’

    Dates: 
    Many days still available for your 8th grader to visit us in December, January, and February. Find the day that works for you and REGISTER HERE

  • Sep/
    Oct
    2021
    Thursday TACHS Prep Classes

    Meeting Dates:


    Thursday September 23, 2021
    Thursday September 30, 2021
    Thursday October 7, 2021
    Thursday October 14, 2021
    Thursday October 21, 2021
    Thursday October 28, 2021


    Time:
    3:45 PM – 5:00 PM


    Cost: $275


    Registration HERE

  • 17 & 20
    Oct
    2021
    Open House Dates and Times

    Open House at Kennedy takes place on two days in October.


    Sunday, October 17, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.


    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.


    Pre-Register HERE


    (Pre-Registration Portal will open on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 9:00 AM)
  • 30
    Oct
    2021
    Super Saturday TACHS Review

    Meeting Dates:

    Saturday October 30, 2021


    Time:

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Cost:

    $175


    Registration HERE

  • 5
    Nov
    2021
    TACHS Test

    Date:
    Friday
    Nov 5, 2021

  • 19
    Jan
    2022
    Acceptance Notices

    Acceptance notifications issued


    Wednesday
    Jan 19, 2022

  • 2
    Feb
    2022
    Meet and Greet – Accepted Students Night

    Date:
    Wednesday
    Feb 2, 2022
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

     

  • 3
    Mar
    2022
    Class of '26 Registration Begins

    Date: Thursday
    March 3, 2022
    3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

     

  • 2
    Jun
    2022
    Class of '26 Welcome BBQ

    Date: Thursday
    June 2, 2022
    3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

     

It’s Not Too Late To Join The Class of 2025

If you missed the TACHS exam in November, it’s not too late to join the Class of 2025 at Kennedy Catholic. Fill out this form and our Enrollment Administrator at Kennedy Catholic will get back to you to start the next steps.
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Our Process

Acceptance to Kennedy’s scholarships and honors placement is contingent on TACH’s exam results and the applicant’s prior school performance.

The process to be admitted to Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School as a freshman is as follows:

Step 1

Register to take the TACHS Exam online at tachsinfo.com or via phone at 1-866-61TACHS (1-866-618-2247).

Step 2

Sit for the TACHS Exam on November 5, 2021, listing Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School (Code 311) as one of your 3 choices.

Step 3

Ensure school records from 6th, 7th and 8th grades are sent to Kennedy Catholic.

Step 4

Letters of acceptance are issued in mid January 2022.

The process to be admitted to Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School as a freshman is as follows:

  • Recommend all applicants participate in our Gael for a Day
  • Recommend applicant attend one of our two Open Houses in October
  • Register to take the TACHS entrance exam on Friday, November 5, 2021. Registration opens on Monday, August 23, 2021. (See below for more details)
  • Sit for the TACHS Exam on November 5, 2021, listing Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School (Code 311) as one of your 3 choices
  • Ensure Applicant Record Form (see below) includes 6th, 7th and 8th grade academics and are sent to directly to Kennedy Catholic from students’ middle school guidance department to the attention of the Admissions Department.
  • Acceptance into Kennedy Catholic and placement in either our Honors Program and/or our Advanced Regents Program is contingent on the TACH’s exam results and the applicant’s prior middle-school performance and record

The President John F. Kennedy Courage & Compassion Merit-Based Scholarship

  • Receipt of one of our four levels of this prestigious academic scholarship will be solely based on an applicant’s level of achievement on the November 5, 2021 TACHS exam in comparison to the entire applicant pool applying to Kennedy for admission into the Class of 2026
  • TACHS results are sent directly to Kennedy Catholic in mid-December
  • Acceptance notifications to all applicants are issued on January 19, 2022

Financial Information

Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $9,600, payable directly to FACTS (A Nelnet Company) along with all other academic related fees.  Please be advised that the Tuition, General School Fee, Registration Fee, iPad Fee, Student Activity Fees, AP Fee and FACTS tuition account set up fee are payable online through FACTS Tuition Management Company.  For more information about your payment account, please use the link above to visit FACTS.

Information for International and Transfer Students

International Students
Transfer Students
International students may apply for grades 9-11. Complete and submit your online application and the following materials (through the international student agency):
 
  1. International Online Application (via the agency)
  2. English and Math teacher recommendations
  3. Report cards from the past two school years
  4. Copy of valid passport
  5. Submit TOEFL scores
  6. Conduct mandatory Skype or WeChat interview

Transfer students are accepted in their 9th, 10th, or 11th year. If a student is interested in transferring into Kennedy Catholic HS he/she should make an appointment to meet with Mr. Brian Bruder. A student must bring his/her records (transcript or report cards) and letters of recommendation from his/her current school.

Real College Credits

St. John’s University College Advantage Program

High School faculty credentials and course syllabi are approved by University Department Chairpersons.Seniors must have a minimum average of 80% (Juniors = 85%) and a combined math and critical reading SAT score of 1000. Students may enroll in up to 9 credits per semester. Tuition is $250 / semester course, and credit is transferable to many other institutions with a “C” or better in the course. (Students who enroll in St. John’s University receive a $2,000 tuition grant for each of the four years of their undergraduate study.) Currently eight courses are offered, and one is pending.

 

Iona College Link Program

Faculty credentials and course syllabi are approved by Iona College’s Department Chairpersons. Currently two Social Studies courses are offered for college credit, and another is pending.

 

SUNY Albany Link Program

Info coming soon

Future Students: What Kind Of Gael Will You Become?