We are delighted that you are considering John Paul II Catholic School and look forward to meeting you and your family.
Tours will be given on the dates/times following:
Fall Semester 2012: (9:00, 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30 a.m.) Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
January 2013: (9:00, 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30 a.m.) Jan. 9, 28, 29, 30
Spring Semester 2013: (9:00, 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30 a.m.) Feb. 6, 20, 27; Apr. 10; May 1
Appointments are not necessary. Please click here for 2013-14 School Year Registration Important Dates
Following are the steps for submitting an application for admission to John Paul II Catholic School:
1. Complete a John Paul II Catholic School Application for Enrollment, one per child.
2. Submit a check for $250.00, non-refundable application/testing fee per child.
3. Turn in copies of the following paperwork:
a. The applicant's official state-issued birth certificate. Please provide a copy for the school to keep in its records; however, admissions director must also see the original document.
b. Copies of the child’s Baptismal Certificate, First Communion and First Reconciliation Certificates (where applicable)
c. Current immunization records (in English)
d. Applicant's current and two previous years' report cards
e. Previous standardized test scores (last two years)
f. Two current teacher recommendations for students applying for 2nd - 8th grade.
One for 1st grade, Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten applicants.
Teacher recommendations for applicants should be completed as follows:
Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade by the homeroom teacher.
2nd and 3rd grade by the homeroom teacher and a teacher that sees the students 2 or more times a week.
4th through 8th grade by the Language Arts and Math teachers.
g. Signed record release forms
Applicants are considered for acceptance to John Paul II Catholic School using the following criteria:
By September 1 of the current year, the child must be four (4) years of age to enroll in Pre-kindergarten, five (5) years old to enroll in Kindergarten, and six (6) years old to enter First Grade.
All Pre-K and Kindergarten students must be fully toilet-trained. No pull-ups or diapers will be allowed.
When all other enrollment criteria are equal, Catholic applicants and/or children of alumni will be accepted over non-Catholic applicants, and Christian applicants will be given priority over non-Christian applicants.
Passing grades of “C” (78%) or better in all subjects are required for the last 3 academic years.
Prior standardized test scores of 60th percentile or higher (for First Grade through Seventh Grade) are required for the last three academic years.
Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade applicants must score 70% or higher on John Paul II Catholic School entrance screening. Second through Seventh Grade applicants must score 60% or higher on the entrance exam and demonstrate satisfactory writing skills through their responses to certain parts of the exam.
Behavior and conduct ratings of satisfactory or better on both report cards and teacher recommendations are required.
If the Admissions Committee is undecided, the applicant may be asked to meet with the administration or the teachers for an interview.
Upon acceptance to John Paul II, Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade students MUST re-test annually and meet appropriate percentiles of 70% or above to advance to the next grade.
Students that receive a “Provisional Acceptance” letter will be required to attend JPII’s Summer Enrichment Program June 17 – 28, 2013.