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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

Military Family Night

Register for Military Family Resource Night

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School invites you to learn more about the educational resources available to active-duty military families with school-aged children. Families will be connected with representatives from resources like, Military One Source, and more!
When: Thursday, October 12th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School
17700 Dominican Drive,
Potomac Shores, VA 22026
Bishop Burbidge

Bishop Burbidge Visits John Paul

On Monday, September 11, Bishop Michael Burbidge visited Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School. Bishop Burbidge celebrated Mass with the school community. He then met with several groups, including the students who traveled to World Youth Day in Portugal, students who traveled to Arizona on this summer's mission trip, the Student Leadership Association, and students in Bioethics classes.

RSVP for the Fall Bioethics Seminar

Have you ever wondered what students are learning in the four-year Bioethics Curriculum found only at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School? Sr. Malia Grace Reed, O.P., Bioethics Department Chair, is hosting a series of talks based on the first course, “The Human Person ~ A Philosophical Perspective.” Please see below for dates and topics. Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 7 - 8:30pm.