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Welcome to John Paul II Prep


“Be Who You Are Called To Be and You Will Set The Whole World Ablaze!” -- Pope John Paul II


John Paul II Preparatory School’s mission is to prepare students to become college-worthy leaders who will live and defend the Catholic faith with confidence and joy.


University Style Education Includes a rigorous academic program, extra-curricular opportunities, and character development. 1.  The academic program utilizes the best aspects of traditional, full-time public and private schools, as well as home schools, and molds them into one model. 2.  The extra-curricular program gives students an opportunity to pursue and develop special interests, talents, and abilities in addition to academics. 3.  Character development and faith formation permeates both the academic and extra-curricular programs as the school works with the parents to reinforce Christ-like attitudes and behavior by helping to encourage, support, and train parents


Educational Philosophy JP II bases its educational philosophy on three main components: 1.  Adhering to the teachings of the Catholic faith, 2.  Preparing each student for life, and 3.  Emphasizing the parents’ role.


The Catholic Faith: Our First & Most Important Aim At JPII is to Know, Love & Serve God. •  Chaplain: Fr. Mark Chrismer (St. Alban Roe) •  Mass: twice per month and Confession: once a month •  Leadership Classes Formation of human person and Life skills/organization •  Communication skills: Speech class and drama club •  Service projects •  Day retreat •  Steubenville conference •  Positive peer pressure


Preparing Each Student for Life The primary goal of Catholic education is to prepare each student to glorify and honor God in all that he does, and ultimately achieve eternal life. •  Training and encouraging students to become committed disciples of Christ •  Promoting personal responsibility for academic excellence and a strong work ethic •  Integrating the home and school for the development of life skills and strong Christian character in balance with academics and extra-curricular activities


Curriculum •  Accreditation through Kolbe Academy •  Catholic and classical curriculum •  Classical approach to teaching -- teaching students “how” to think rather than “what” to think •  Emphasis on the “process” of learning


Teachers •  Faith filled, strong supporters of Magisterium of the Church •  Role Models •  Dedicated and passionate about teaching


Activities •  CYC Sports: Girls and Boys High School Soccer and Basketball, Boys baseball •  Mock Trial •  History Fair •  Drama Club (Get Smart) •  Pro-Life Club •  Bellarmine Speech team (grades 6-8)


Mock Trial Competition


Production of “Get Smart”


Prom

History Fair Trip to D.C.


Frequent visiting speakers


The Role of Parents We recognize that parents are commanded to rear their children for God’s glory by bringing them up in the nurture and discipline of the Lord (Deut. 6; Eph. 6:4). •  Partners in Parenting •  Help holy families grow in holiness •  Love and logic form of discipline •  Parent testimony: How does the 3 day schedule promote closer family ties?


Dinner Auction Fundraiser


Graduates of JPII •  All graduates in 2012 admitted to the college of their choice •  Three of the five graduates earned scholarships •  Graduates from 2011 and 2012 were accepted into the following colleges or universities: o  St. Louis University, Truman, Maryville University, Benedictine, Thomas Aquinas College, Belmonte Abbey, Xavier University, Fontbonne, Rockhurst, and St. Mary’s College


Private Schools Avg. Cost: $13,139 STL Private Catholic HS 2012/13 Tuition $25,000 $19,240

$20,000 $15,765 $15,000 $13,275

$17,980 $16,720

$14,365

$12,625 $10,950

$10,000 $5,000 $-

$8,900 $4,200


Parochial Schools Avg. Cost: $8,072 STL Parochial Catholic HS 2012/13 Tuition $12,000 $10,100 $10,000 $8,000

$8,900

$8,545 $6,797

$8,250

$8,995 $7,940

$7,330

$7,515

$6,350

$6,000 $4,200 $4,000 $2,000 $-


Thank You Thank you for considering JPII. Please contact Jessica Zuniga for more information or to set up a shadow day. 314-529-1917 info@johnpaulprep.org


John Paul II Preparatory School Introduction