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Mission & Vision

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 and 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.


The John Paul faculty and staff are committed to:

  • Providing an environment in which every student's profound dignity 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 our students' parents and families, 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. As a Diocesan School, we prepare each student for a life of faith, service, and integrity.

To learn more about the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, and Bishop Michael Burbidge, please visit http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/.