Preparing All Students for Success
Kentridge High School is a high-performing educational institution that excels in preparing students through its rigorous and supportive academic program. The academic program is complemented with award winning co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings and a multi-faceted technical and fine arts programs.
Our Mission & Core Principles
The mission of Kentridge High School is to inspire all students to be knowledgeable, responsible and engaged citizens within a diverse community. As a result of the support we receive from our community and a highly effective and dedicated staff, Kentridge has earned numerous awards including being recognized as one of the top 500 high schools in the United States by Newsweek magazine, being named Silver Medal School by US News and World Report and honored as a Washington State Achievement award winner by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Kentridge staff strives every day to meet our Core Principles.
- We believe in the importance of celebrating the strengths of our differences.
- We believe a safe and positive environment encourages learning.
- We believe high expectations and perseverance yield success.
- We believe in supporting all students in their efforts toward their aspirations and goals.
Kentridge offers comprehensive curricula in all core subject areas, fine and visual arts, performing arts, and technical and applied programs. Coursework at Kentridge High School emphasizes application and demonstration of learning through projects, simulations, multimedia presentations, and laboratories. Emphasis is also placed on effective communication, complex thinking, problem-solving, self-directed learning, teamwork, quality production and use of technology to support learning.
We welcome the participation of all parents and interested community members in the educational process for our students’ success because it requires a vested interest from all of us. Parents are invited to our Open House in September, mid-term Parent-Teacher Conferences, Parent Visitation days, information nights, and all academic, athletic, and cultural activities hosted by the school.
Each parent is encouraged to join the Kentridge PTSA, supporting its many activities from parent support to fundraising efforts on behalf of student programs. Parents are also encouraged to monitor their children’s progress in school and to discuss educational programs and career planning with counselors, teachers, and career specialist.