John Paul II Catholic School is committed to preparing students with diverse learning abilities for the challenges of life through intellectual, physical, and spiritual programs that advance academic excellence, leadership, a healthy lifestyle, and service to others while fostering discipleship according to the traditions of the Catholic faith.
It is Admission Season at JPII!
If you are considering a new school for your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year, please consider John Paul II Catholic School (7th through 12th grades). Our dedication to what is being cultivated in the classroom, hallways, and athletic fields, is undeniable. The grace of a Catholic education is evident in the daily presence of Jesus Christ, the application of rigorous academics, and the quality and passion of our faculty and staff.
Last year, the 24 members of the Class of 2018 earned the following recognitions and scholarship:
Palmetto Fellows Scholarship - 2
LIFE Scholarship - 15
HOPE Scholarship - 7
Total # of Students Receiving State Scholarships - 24
Total Value of State Scholarships - $483,200
Total Value of Other Academic Scholarships and Grants - $3,803,014
Total Award Value For Class of 2018 - $4,286,014
"Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." - the bold and brave words of St. Pope John Paul II.
In its second year competing as a High School team, the JPII sailing team is making waves. The team finished 2nd overall in the North Port Regatta and 6th overall at Lake Norman, both out of 18 schools, in October.
Based on the team's rankings last year and finishes to date this year, the JPII team has been selected to compete in the College of Charleston Intersectional Regatta with schools from as far away as Texas, Chicago, Greenwich, CT, and the US Virgin Island competing, according to Lisa Mazzeo, head coach of the sailing team. "We will also be competing against some sailing rock stars and world champions. It is an honor to be invited to sail against schools of this caliber in just our second year," she said.
Coach Mazzeo also explained that sailing is a Corinthian Sport - meaning it is known for its ethos of sportsmanship and fair play. The sailors are expected to abide by the rules. If they make a mistake, they are expected to acknowledge it and take their penalty turns without being told, setting any differences on the water and enjoying spending time together.
As JPII continues to improve its academic program, it continues to expand and refine its AP curriculum. This month, 67 students are scheduled to take 141 AP exams. Last year, only the second administration of AP exams at the school, yielded an impressive 71 percentage of the students receiving a score of 3 or above!
JPII will be offering 15 AP courses in 2018 - 2019: AP Environmental, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP European History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Art History, AP Studio Art and AP Music Theory.
For more information about the JPII admissions’ process, please visit the John Paul II website at or call (843) 645-3838.
Registration forms are available in the Narthex or to register online, you can click on this link.
For more information on Sponsorships, Awards Reception details, Teacher Sponsors, Silent Auction items, and more, contact John Dever.
Or Brian Quinty
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