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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:

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4th - 8th graders Register for Upcoming Clinics

John Paul Clinics and Workshops are back!! 4th - 8th graders are invited to join us at JP this fall to have fun, make friends, and develop skills in volleyball, soccer, basketball, and/or STEM! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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RSVP for Fall Bioethics Seminars

You are invited to join Sister Malia Grace, O.P. for six, 90-minute sessions discussing the first bioethics course offered at Saint John Paul the Great High School: The Human Person: A Philosophical Perspective. The course is designed to present St. Thomas Aquinas’ philosophical understanding of the human person, which gives the basis for understanding human dignity. Topics covered include the relationship of the human body and soul, the distinguishing powers of the human soul and its nature as both a spiritual and immortal entity, and finally, the nature of human love, marriage and human sexuality.
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Thank YOU!

Thank you to Cathy Kovac, Francesca Rusk-Wallace, and the families that contributed to the Teacher and Staff Appreciation breakfast!