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Catholic Honor Roll

St. John Paul II (StJPII) Catholic in Houston, Texas is a recipient of the Cardinal Newman Society: Catholic Education Honor Roll School for 2020-2025. This honor is only bestowed on those schools distinguishing themselves in the areas of Catholic identity and academic excellence.

StJPII is the only school in Houston, TX to be honored with this award. This distinction also fully complements the school's National Blue Ribbon Award, so proving that StJPII excels in both academics and spiritual formation. To see the full list of Catholic Schools recognized, click here!


Purpose of the Catholic Education Honor Roll

The Catholic Education Honor Roll (CEHR) helps schools strengthen their Catholic identity by evaluating internal policies and practices and recognizing schools committed to the Principles of Catholic Identity in Education.

Principles of Catholic Identity in Education

The Honor Roll criteria conform (since 2017) to the Principles of Catholic Identity in Education, which The Cardinal Newman Society has derived from Church teaching and guidance on elementary and secondary education. They are: Inspired by Divine MissionModels Christian Communion; Encounters Christ in Prayer, Scripture, and Sacrament; Integrally Forms the Human Person; and Imparts a Christian Understanding of the World.