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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

Bioethics Honor Society

Induction to the National Catholic Bioethics Honor Society

On April 29, John Paul the Great became the founding school of the National Catholic Bioethics Honor Society. An induction ceremony was held and a group of students became the first members of this extraordinary new Honor Society.
Cappie Nominees

JP Cappies Nominations

Congratulations to recent graduates Audrey Iglesia and Andrew Parker who have received Cappies nominations for their performances in the JP Drama Fall Play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream!"
Audrey has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Female Role for her portrayal of Titania, and Andrew has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Male Role for his portrayal of Puck. Congratulations Audrey and Andrew!
Relay Team

JP Relay Team Competes at Nationals

The John Paul 4x800m relay team recently competed at the New Balance Nationals and set a new school record! The relay team of Juniors Elijah Thompson and Nick Bouril, Sophomore Alex Everson, and Senior Gus Howard won their section in a time of 8:04.09 to place them 25th overall out of 75 teams. Bouril’s split of 2:01.19 and Howard’s split of 1:58.78 were personal best times for the 800m and the school’s first time competing in this national meet.