Kennedy High School an IB World School International Baccalaureate World School

The International Baccalaureate Program is a small learning community that provides highly motivated students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum based on a global perspective.

Back to School Night

Informatión de la Noche de Regreso a la Escuela o Back-to-School Night

Kennedy will hold Back to School Night on Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m., following our Activities Fair, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Important information will be shared during the evening. Please note:

  • The main office staff and counseling department will welcome visitors throughout the evening.
  • Your child's Edline account information will be shared with you during AMP class.
  • Translators will be on site and available for parents/guardians who speak a language other than English.
  • Parking is available in all of our lots, but families are encouraged to arrive early.

Additional information is available for download / Descargar información en español

Welcoming New Students

Kennedy staff and students warmly welcomed new students at our orientation. If you missed it or want to share it with others, please enjoy this video!


Summer Mailing

2015-2016 school year information is now available! Please contact the school at 301-929-2100 if you would prefer to have a hard copy of this packet mailed to your house.

Summer Work Packets

Summer work for English, Mathematics and College Institute are now available for download! Find your classes:

New Bell Times for 2015-16 School Year

This school year will bring with it new bell times for students across Montgomery County. At the high school level, the school day will now start at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. - 20 minutes later than in previous years. Kennedy's daily bell schedule is now available on the Bell Schedule page. If you would like more information about the change in MCPS bell times, visit the MCPS page on later school start times.


Did you know that for as little as $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies, or consider donating at the following giving levels to reach more students? GIVE BACKpacks accepts donations in any amount, and contributions are tax deductible. For more information about this program, visit the MCPS GIVE BACKpacks page or contact Donniel Gamble, the JFK GIVE BACKpacks contact.

JFK Voices Literary Magazine

John F. Kennedy High School is proud of all the artists and authors who have contributed to each issue of our literary magazine. The 2014 and 2015 are available here:
2015 Kennedy Voices online
2014 Kennedy Voices online
2014 Kennedy Voices for download

2014-15 Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to JFK students placing on the 4th Quarter Honor Roll! To see the list of all honorees, click here.

Information for Students and Families

USNewsJohn F. Kennedy High School U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best High School

Kennedy High School makes national list of high school excellence!