“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” - Saint John Paul II
As quoted above, our namesake believed young people are called to do something great with their lives, and that is what our academic program reflects. Pope John Paul II High School provides a diverse educational program that balances rigor with exceptional support. JPII embodies the optimistic belief that students can discover their unique God-given talents in our transformative program. Rooted in the Magisterium, each discipline teaches critical thinking skills that holistically help students develop an understanding of truth. Our extensive Advanced Placement program allows students to earn college credits in high school, with many students entering college as sophomores. Additionally, the Innov8 and internship program enables students to develop 21st-century skills and explore career paths to discover their callings. From our innovative classes to our Renaissance approach of the formation of the whole child, JPII's excellent academics prepare students for success not just in college, but also in becoming the servant-leaders of tomorrow.