Check out this week's announcements!
Registration now OPEN!
Significant dates for the 2021-2022 academic year are now available.
Pope John Paul II Preparatory School opens in the fall of 2021!
- FAITH LIFE
- STUDENT LIFE
- KNIGHT NOTES
- KNIGHT OF THE WEEK
- THE SHIELD MAGAZINE (Winter 2019)
- CAMP JPII
Senior Bella Forrester-Kent gets creative with her winter internship on the JPII campus.
Two juniors win Nasvhille Cumberland River Compact SLANT Writing Contest and nine others receive honorable mention.
Students are selected by their teachers in the fall and spring semesters for their outstanding contribution to the Innov8 program.
Students create a beautiful display in rememberance of the dearly departed.
Although new to the men's choir, Alex shows great promise as he develops his instrument.
Top vocal musicians will represent JPII at TMEAA.
After competitive auditions from schools around the region, JPII will be well represented at MTSBOA.
Although new to the Voices uKnighted a cappella choir, Anthony's contribution is impressive.
Congratulations, Simon and thank you for sharing your talents with us.
Thirteen Knights sign to continue their sport at the collegiate level.
In honor of our namesake, Saint John Paul II, Bishop Spalding celebrated Mass outside at the Jim Carroll Athletic Complex.
Great progress was made on two Habitat for Humanity homes with the help of the JPII community.
Matthew Shipley is a nominee for the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards of Hands on Nashville. Matthew is a great example of how a JPII student can impact our community.
Students in Mr. Elfer's Service in Solidarity Innov8 class works with elementary school students on their English speaking skills.
Students participate in the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Nothing could stop the House of Gregory as they competed in the Fall House Games.
Blue Man Group and JPII community support family of fallen MPO Spencer Bristol.
After a week of festivities, Jack Dyer was crowned Coming Home King at the game on Friday.
Tanner is an international development and impact investment professional with experience working in impact investing, technology start-ups, strategy consulting, and international NGOs across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2014 with a degree in philosophy and sociology, Florida State University in 2015 with an MSc in International Affairs (degree of distinction), and from the University of Cambridge in 2019 with a Master's in Social Innovation (degree of distinction). Tanner works in Corporate Development for ModusBox in London.
Zach graduated from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Soon after graduation, he started a financial technology student loan company, Paytronage. Zach sold the business in 2018 to Lumni, Inc. but stayed on as the Head of Capital Markets & Investor Relations. In addition, he continued his entrepreneurial spirit by launching Une Femme Wines along with his sister Jen. Une Femme Wines partners with women in the wine industry, including female winemakers, investors, distributors, designers, and wine retailers. A portion of the proceeds benefits the non-profit Dress for Success.
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Rachel works in the Medical ICU at Vanderbilt Hospital. She is serving Nashville's patients impacted by COVID-19.
Dr. Briana Keightley Franklin, class of 2010, is in her third year of a four-year residency for OBGYN at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. Briana earned her BA in dance from Washington University in St. Louis and her MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She and her husband Robert live in Kirkwood, MO.
Alexandra Patterson ‘08 continues as Director of Library Services at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. She is also a dorm parent, teaches English, and works on various committees including Diversity, Equity, and Justice, Community Reading, and the Speaker Series. In August 2020, she began doctoral studies at John Hopkins University School of Education.
PB Mamalo is the Vice President of House Council and President of the House of Peter, an AP Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society, a varsity soccer player, and a drummer for the Jazz Ensemble. We thank this Knight of the Week for enriching the JPII community in many ways, especially by sharing the “joke of the day” every morning.
Dear JPII Community,
Spring is in the air, and we are heading into the final weeks of school. You can feel the excitement and anticipation as you walk through the hallways. Our excitement is well earned. With a year full of challenges, we've done a great job meeting and exceeding expectations.
We have one active case of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff, and some are in quarantine. Although Sumner County has lifted its mask mandate, we have not made any changes in our protocols at JPII, including for athletics. With students and staff from many counties and those with acute health conditions, we choose to maintain our safety protocols to protect our community. Allowing more time for vaccinations and monitoring patterns of national cases is judicious. We have made it to the middle of April successfully with your continued patience and cooperation, and we will get through the next month too. Thank you for your support.
We wrapped up the phone-a-thon this week, and we thank everyone who has supported the Fund For Excellence. We are near achieving our goal for the year, which is very impressive. If you have not pledged or made a donation, there is still time. Please visit Give Now to make an online donation. Any size contribution is appreciated; even the smallest gifts go a long way collectively.
We received a lot of positive feedback on our virtual Grandparents' Day. The structure and delivery may have been unique this year, but by the number of grandparents who watched the video, it was apparent they are eager to engage with JPII and their grandchildren. You can still view the video by visiting Grandparents' Day.
Seniors have two events to look forward to this weekend. Friday is Surf's Up when they will enjoy a day of fun, hopefully in the sun, to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of their final run toward graduation. On Saturday, the seniors and juniors will enjoy Prom on campus. The weather looks good, and we are excited to host this event for them. As a reminder, we can breathalyze students at the dance as a preventative measure to help keep the event safe. We have hired Hendersonville Police Department to be on-site as well. As always, we ask that you partner with us to keep your children safe by supervising after-prom gatherings and keeping the weekend a drug and alcohol-free experience. There is list of reminders for seniors and juniors about these two events on the website's homepage. They are also listed below.
I wish you a great remainder of the week and weekend.