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Mission & Vision

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.

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/.