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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:

Recent news


Exciting News for the House of Castello

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School celebrated the beatification of one of their patrons this week! On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Pope Francis declared Blessed Margaret of Castello, a blind 14th-century Italian lay Dominican, a saint! Saint Margaret is the patroness of one of the Houses at Saint John Paul the Great.
Gala Team Members

Looking Forward to a Family Reunion!

The John Paul Gala is right around the corner! We look forward to gathering together as a family and celebrating this year's successes! The theme of the Gala is Family Reunion! The goal of this year's Gala, in addition to monies raised for tuition assistance, is to raise money to upgrade our multimedia labs. Students use technology as part of our STEM programs, to create digital media, and so much more! Please visit the Gala website to start your bids or contribute to our Multimedia upgrade. Help us reach our goal!
What's Your Why?

What's Your Why?

We have been hard at work planning and preparing an exciting marketing initiative for John Paul and you can participate. Visit our "What's Your Why" page for more information and watch a video of student responses.
Bishop Burbidge and Cast

Bishop Burbidge Attends Spring Musical

Bishop Michael Burbidge attended the final performance of The Fantasticks on Sunday, April 18th. He joined the in-person audience and opened the show with a blessing. Bishop Burbidge praised the hard work, determination, and talent of everyone involved in the show. He noted especially the level of performance, and the amount of energy the students exhibited dancing, singing, and performing while masked. Mr. Paul Hope presented a Fantasticks show shirt to the Bishop on behalf of himself, Mrs. Kingett, Miss Anderson, the cast, crew, and the Drama Club.