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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

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National School Nurse Day

On this National School Nurse Day, we are particularly grateful for our dedicated, hard-working school nurse, Mrs. Gina Votivich. Thank you for all you do for us at JP the Great!
Senior Awards

Senior Awards Night

The Annual Senior Awards night is planned for Thursday, May 19th. Invitations are sent to the award winners. The event begins at 7:00 PM in the theater.
May Crowning

Annual May Crowning

Today at a special Mass, Saint John Paul the Great celebrated our annual May Crowning of Mary. The event is celebrated each year during the month of May when the statue of Our Lady is crowned with a wreath of flowers and honored as the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God.