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Mission statement

Rooted in the Dominican tradition of prayer, study, community and service, Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School is committed to the formation of youth with special emphasis on the ethical development of the students.  We strive to provide an environment where students can grow in the image of Jesus Christ while developing intellectual, theological, and moral virtues. As a Diocesan School, we prepare each student for a life of faith, service, and integrity.
In order to carry out this mission, the faculty and staff are committed to:
Providing an environment in which the profound dignity of every student is affirmed, thus enabling them to grow in the knowledge of their worth as creatures made in God’s image and invited to share divine life with Him.
Providing an environment in which the Catholic faith is vibrant so that students can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and are motivated to take an ever more active role in his Church.
Cooperating with the parents and families of our students, recognizing them as the primary educators of their children.
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:

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Gala 2020 Tickets Available Now!

Celebrating 100 years since the Roaring '20s! The Great Gatsby Gala tickets are now on sale, but don't wait, tickets sold out last year!
Sixth Annual Golfing with Wolves

Sixth Annual Golfing with Wolves

Saint John Paul the Great High School held its Sixth Annual Golfing with Wolves fundraiser on Thursday, September 19th at the Potomac Shores Golf Club in Potomac Shores. The event was a great success with over 120 golfers and perfect weather for the day at a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course! Sr. Mary Veronica Keller and the John Paul community are very thankful for the generosity of all who sponsored and participated in the tournament. This year’s proceeds will be going to help families at John Paul who are in need of tuition assistance. With this tournament now in the books, the school looks forward to the Seventh Golfing with Wolves next year! See you there!