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Admissions Process


Information Meeting

Parents and applying students are asked to attend an Information Meeting where the history of our school and the philosophy behind our unique system in which teachers and parents collaborate in the mission of educating the child will be discussed.  In addition, there will be a tour of the school, viewing of the books used in our classical curriculum, and an opportunity to meet some of the staff members.  Following the presentation, there will be time for questions to be answered.

All the information meetings for this year have passed, but please call the Admissions Office at 314-201-2103 to schedule an appointment.

Visit Day

Prospective students entering grades 2-12 will spend a morning at JPII for a Visit Day.  Their time with us will include a school tour, introduction to our staff, and classroom participation.  Students entering PreK, Kindergarten, or 1st grade will spend a morning with us in May for a general readiness assessment.


After completion of a Visit Day, students will be invited to apply for admission.

Family Interview

Once a completed application has been processed, the parents will be contacted and an interview will be scheduled  to discuss further the responsibilities of the school and parents in the cooperation of the education of the child.


A general readiness assessment will be given to applicants entering PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade.  Applicants entering Grades 2 - 12 will be given a placement test to determine students’ readiness for our academic program.

There is a $25 per family fee for testing.

The general Readiness Assessment test for grades Pre-K through 1st and Placement Tests for grades 2-5 will be administered on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 9:30am.


Notification of acceptance will be sent within 30 days of the completed Testing.

A signed Enrollment Contract and applicable fees are due within one week of acceptance notification in order to reserve a spot on our academic roster for the 2018-2019 school year.

P.A.C.E  Training

Our day-long P.A.C.E. Training (Parents As Co-Educators) in early August is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into the school community with curriculum training, discussions on classical education, and home-day studies.  At least one parent, preferably the primary co-teacher, needs to attend.

Grade Placement

Applicants for PreK and Kindergarten must have their 4th and 5th birthdays, respectively, before June 1 of the year for which they are applying.  Because of the rigorous nature of the school, especially in later grades, parents of students whose birthdays fall between March 1 and June 1 are strongly encouraged to err on the side of having their children be older rather than younger for their grade level in order to allow for more developmental maturity. 

 JPII desires for all students to reach their highest potential at our school.  Therefore, we will recommend students for the grade level at which we feel they will succeed.