Kennard High School was the first and only secondary school in Queen Anne’s County for African Americans. It served students in 7th through 12th grades and opened in the fall of 1936. The building consisted of four rooms, and cost $2,600 to build. That cost did not include lights, however, and the local African-American community donated money to purchase lights. The names of the people who contributed a light were placed on the cornerstone of the building. The school operated until 1966 when schools in Queen Anne’s County were integrated.
The Kennard Alumni Association has recently restored the building and plans have been completed for creating a cultural arts center for the community.