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

Saint John Paul II Prepartory 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.

                                                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.
  
​Please sign up for one of the following scheduled Information meetings to learn more: 
                             January 23, 2018 from 9-11am
                             January 23, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
                            February 15, 2018 from 9-11am

 If unable to attend one of the listed Information Meetings, please call the Admissions Office 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.
 
APPLICATION 
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.
 
TESTING 
A general Readiness Assessment will be given to applicants entering PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade.
 
A Placement Test for applicants entering Grades 2 – 12 will be given 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.

​DECISION
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.

Send a Message to the Director of Admissions

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