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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

Spotlight: Drama

The Show Must Go On!

The John Paul the Great Drama Department is thrilled to present their Spring Musical this weekend. Opening night for "The Fantasticks" is joyfully anticipated. The directors, performers, musicians, and technicians could not be more excited to share the show with everyone, especially considering the unique challenges faced during the pandemic.
Seven Churches Pilgrimage

Join Our Pilgrimage on Holy Thursday

One of the most beautiful and ancient devotions of the Church, the 7 Church pilgrimage is similar to the stations of the Cross. The 7 Church stations are visits to local Churches with readings from the 7 last places Our Lord stood before His Crucifixion. It is done on Holy Thursday, the same night Jesus would have taken this journey. Join us in person or on Instagram as we make our John Paul 7 Church pilgrimage with our Lord on this sacred night.
JP Spotlight: The Options Program

JP Spotlight: The Options Program

This week we are highlighting the Options Program at John Paul the Great! The Options Program includes students with intellectual disabilities into the entire life of the John Paul community. Students in Options participate in academic classes, house events, sports, the arts, the Mass, and more.
Artwork by Heaven Nartey

An Artist Among Us Receives National Recognition!

Congratulations to Heaven Nartey, ('22) whose artwork advanced from regional to national competition in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Heaven won a National gold medal for her painting, Anemia. She plans to continue her streak by entering the upcoming Congressional Art Competition with another recently completed painting.