A Vision for St. John Paul II School 2025

St. John Paul II School is a Catholic, co-educational, 5-12 school marked by authentic Catholic Faith, excellence in programming, and strong relationships amongst students, families, and the school. St. John Paul II School maintains a stable enrollment of 450-500 students from Cape Cod, the Canal region, and the south shore area.

JPII appreciates the God-given dignity and potential for growth inherent in each student. Founded on a core, school-wide program of study skills and the traditional “liberal arts” values of speaking, reading, and writing, JPII students will branch out to specialized and individualized programs in sciences, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The school’s commitment to personal growth and development, seen especially in it’s three-year “Leadership Sequence,” is recognized as a signature program. Students meet the challenges of a preparatory education through individual student services, an inclusive faculty culture, and strong communication between home and school.

JPII’s campus ministry program and Theology classes transmit the truths of the Faith while guiding students to appropriate an authentic Christian vision for their lives through service, prayer, and reflection (“ever ancient, ever new”). The school’s sacramental life, Christian witness on campus, and local and global Chrisitan service are evident and vibrant.

Lions athletics programs achieve on and off the field. “Off the field,” mission-driven, dedicated coaches lead student-athletes in prayer, worship, and Christian service. “On the field,” experienced coaches instill a culture of commitment and competitiveness while developing student-athletes who desire college-level play. The athletics staff minimizes injury. Field improvements to the school’s modest footprint enhance the program.

Recognizing that action and expression are fundamental to the human person, music, performance, and visual arts hold a privileged place at the school. The school’s performing arts and visual arts enjoy wide participation and community acclaim.

Enrollment and retention remain healthy due to the school’s mission, reputation, ability to provide financial aid scholarships, and focused efforts of the admissions team. The school’s annual development revenue helps bridge the gap between the actual cost to educate a JPII student and the school’s tuition rates. JPII supporters help secure financial aid funds so that all families seeking a JPII education see that it is achievable for them.

St. John Paul II School is recognized Cape-wide for its traditional, transcendent values and high-communication, caring culture.