Robert F. Kennedy Community High School graduates will transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers with the knowledge and skills necessary to become productive and compassionate citizens of the world. 


At Robert F. Kennedy Community High School, we foster an environment in which our differences are respected and community is celebrated. We encourage students to take risks, discover their strengths, and develop new interests through challenging instructional practice and a rigorous curriculum. We partner with parents and families in supporting our students as they work toward their personal and academic goals.

2023 - 2024 School-Wide Instructional Focus

We enable students to develop the skills of analysis and discussion by utilizing adapted standards-based curriculum, extended writing strategies and student engagement protocols within our warm and welcoming environment where all students are known and supported to reach their highest potential.

Principal’s Message

Dear Robert F. Kennedy Community High School Families,

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself to you as the new Acting Principal of Robert F. Kennedy Community High School. It is a great honor to be selected by Superintendent Tu to lead our school. My commitment to partnership with families is steadfast and I look forward to collaborating with you to ensure that our school continues to best serve students and families.

As I begin my work serving the RFK Community, I am excited about the great tradition and potential that resides in the students, teachers, support staff and community of our school. I come to serve the RFK Community with over 26 years of service to the students of New York City. I have had the honor of serving the students of New York City in various roles both on the district and school level. I have been fortunate in that the nature of my experience has provided me with the tools to create and supervise an instructional program that will foster high-level student outcomes as we support and prepare students for success in college and beyond.

As we embark on this journey together, I want to assure all members of our community that my priorities always center on creating a safe, warm, and welcoming environment committed to the high-level academic success of all students at Robert F. Kennedy Community High School. It is my ethical duty to hold my work and the work of our school to the highest professional standards. This is to ensure that our students are getting the best possible education and become informed and active contributors to our community. For our work to be truly impactful, I require your partnership. Join us in the work of supporting your children.

Please keep an eye out for upcoming school and community events and provide us with the feedback that will help us to best serve our students. As always, please feel free to contact my office at 718-969-5510 if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback for us. I look forward to meeting all of you in the days and weeks ahead.

In Partnership,

Ignazio Accardi