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Mission statement

In accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church and in the Dominican tradition of prayer, study, community, and service, Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School is a college preparatory school committed to the ethical formation of youth in the pursuit of Veritas (Truth).
In order to carry out our mission to pursue Veritas (Truth), we:
Center all we do on Jesus Christ, “the way the Truth and the Life”(John 14:6). 
Pray together as a school community and deepen our personal relationship to Jesus Christ and his Church.
Study with academic rigor, preparing our students for college and life, discovering the beauty, goodness, and truth in God’s creation.  In particular, through the study of Bioethics, we teach the implications of the fundamental truth of the dignity of each human person, created in the image and likeness of God.
Based on these truths, we build community and serve one another in imitation of Christ.
Saint John Paul the Great is a high school of the Diocese of Arlington, founded under the leadership of now-retired Bishop Paul S. Loverde. To learn more about the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, and our new shepherd, Bishop Michael Burbidge, please visit:

Recent news

Life is Great

Do Kids with Down Syndrome Deserve a Catholic Education?

Since opening its doors 15 years ago, Saint John Paul the Great has been proactive in welcoming children with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Through its Options Program, it offers a highly individualized education for students who need modifications to access the general curriculum.
Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive Information

JP is hosting a blood drive at the school on April 3rd (B day). Parents are welcome to sign up! Students 16 years or older may also sign up, but they must have a signed parent consent form and weigh more than 110 pounds. Visit the John Paul Parent page for additional information.
Indoor Track

Congratulations to the JP Indoor Track Team

JP Indoor Track traveled to New York City to compete at the 88th Eastern States Championships at the historic Armory track and field center. The team ran against some top talent on the east coast and came away with some outstanding performances.
Heritage Day

Around the World Cultural Heritage Day and Festival 2023

On Friday, March 3rd, Saint John Paul the Great celebrated its 2nd annual Around the World Cultural Heritage Day and Festival. The day celebrates all the different and rich cultures in our JP Community with a festival that includes International food, presentations, and other activities.