A Unique Catholic Education
Admissions at JPII
Saint John Paul II Preparatory School: A New Approach To Catholic Education

Saint John Paul II Preparatory School provides students with excellence in education, both academically and spiritually, in order to become college-worthy leaders and faith-filled adults who will live and defend the Catholic faith with confidence and joy.  Our university-style schedule encourages independent learning while strengthening the family bond—two key factors for academic and spiritual maturity.
 
Families that are interested in applying for admission to JPII are required to complete the Application Process (as described below) prior to a decision being made on a student’s enrollment.  Due to the great amount of interest in JPII and the limited number of spaces available for new students, families are strongly encouraged to attend an earlier scheduled Information Meeting in order to being the application process as soon as possible.

Application Process

1. INFORMATION MEETING
Parents and applying students are required to attend an Information Meeting in order to fully understand the expectations of JPII.  Information Meetings are scheduled in the spring and attendance at an Information Meeting will allow a student to schedule a Visit Day.

Please send a message to our Director of Admissions to reserve your space for consideration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and to receive additional details regarding your attendance.  
 
2. 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 building tour, introduction to our staff, participation in a Catechism workshop, and classroom participation.  Visit Days are scheduled in February and March and only after attendance at an Information Meeting.  Students entering PreK, Kdg, or 1st grade will spend a morning with us in May for a general readiness assessment.

3. APPLICATION
After completion of a Visit Day, students may be invited to apply for admission and will receive all application materials through postal mail.  Families may submit applications for enrollment beginning in March.  Applications will be processed in the order of their submission date through the beginning of May. 

Applications received after May 1 will be held for processing, in the order received and as space permits, until June 2.  Family Interviews and Placement Testing will occur in June and July for applications received after May 1.
 
4. TESTING
A General Readiness Assessment for applicants entering PreK, Kdg, and 1st Grade or a Placement Test for applicants entering grades 2 – 12 is required to determine readiness in Latin, Math, and Language Arts specific to our curriculum.  There is a $25 per family fee for testing.

5. FAMILY INTERVIEW
Once a satisfactory and completed application has been processed, the family will be contacted and an interview will be scheduled.  The enrolling student(s) must be present with both parents. 
Access To Catholic Education

6. DECISION
Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent within 30 days of the completed Testing & Family Interview.  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 2017-2018 school year.

7. 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, must attend this full-day conference. 

Wait List

​It is possible that a grade may have more applicants than space permits or may already be full from the current year’s enrollment.  In this case, a Grade Wait List will be determined.  Applicants will be notified of their wait-list status within 30 days of their completed admissions process.  Accepted Wait-List students will be notified no later than July 15th as to final enrollment status.

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. Corresponding age guidelines will be used to determine grade placement for students entering JPII in other grades.
 
JPII reserves the right to recommend students for the grade levels at which it deems prospective students most likely to succeed and to refuse admission for reasons deemed sufficient.
 
New students should prepare academically by developing excellence in reading skills, English grammar, mathematics, Catechism, and study skills.  Legible cursive handwriting is expected of students in the 3rd grade and above.  Parents are encouraged to help their children succeed at JPII by emphasizing personal responsibility through age-appropriate chores and train them to complete entire jobs without interruptions.

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​Samples of our classical curriculum may be found at www.memoriapress.com