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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

Gala 2022

Gala Tickets are now on sale! Click Here to visit the Gala site!

Please join us for this year's Annual Gala at the historic Bel Air 1740, a colonial manor home surrounded by 25 acres of sprawling English gardens, rolling fields, and wooded areas in Woodbridge, Virginia. The estate's exquisite event barn will be our venue for the evening!
JP Drama


JP Drama Club proudly presents Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
Events and Clinics

Middle School Workshop and Clinic News!

Boys Basketball Clinic: Learn from Coach Hunt and develop your skills at our Boys Basketball Clinic! February 5th, 9-11:30 AM, open to 5-8th graders. Drama Workshop: Join JP’s Drama Director for a day of mini-master classes at our Drama Workshop! January 22nd, 1-3 PM, open to all 7th and 8th graders. Click on the title of this article for a link to the registration page.
Track Team

Congratulations Wolves on a Historic WIN!

The Saint John Paul the Great boys Cross Country team won the VISAA State Championships! The victory was the first in school history and made possible by the JP harriers placing five runners in the top 20. Senior Sean Alorro placed 5th, James Bertram 9th, Matthew Elliott 15th, Ben Moloko 16th, and Xander Fry 17th. On the girl's side, Junior Sarah Dake’s 13th place finish paced the JP lady harriers to 8th place overall. Dake was also named to the VISAA All-State team.