JP Honored With 2 Awards


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 Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School

Tops Charts Twice

Dumfries, VA – September 15, 2014: Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School brings home two top honors: The Cardinal Newman Society today named the school a 2014 School of Excellence, adding them to the Catholic Education Honor Roll. In addition, Virginia Living magazine recently named John Paul a 2014 Top Virginia High School for excellence and innovation in the category of Science, Math and Technology. It is the second time each award has been given to the school which just began its seventh year.

Since 2004, the Honor Roll has celebrated Catholic Education throughout the United States. Schools that receive this honor are recognized for their integration of Catholic identity throughout all programs, as well as excellence in academics. Less than five percent of Catholic High Schools in the United States receive this honor.

Last year, Virginia Living magazine named John Paul a Top Virginia High School, noted specifically for its unique Bioethics Curriculum.

“We are always proud when John Paul is recognized for our collective achievements,” said Principal Sister Mary Jordan Hoover. “What makes this a great school are the dedicated teachers, respectful students, supportive families, and our common goal of building something good for God.”

Established in 2008, Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School is a co-educational, college-preparatory high school currently serving more than 650 students from Prince William County and beyond. It is the only high school in the United States to offer a 4-year Bioethics curriculum.

In only six short years, Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School has produced high-achieving graduates who have been accepted to some of the nation’s best colleges and universities including Ivy League schools, Catholic institutions and military appointments. Scores for the SAT exam exceed national averages, and athletic achievements include state champions and students playing college level division I – III sports.