Welcome to JPII Virtual Open House

Thank you for browsing our website.  Visitors to our website who are looking for a way to learn more about JPII in the form of a Virtual Open House have come to the right place!  Our Catholic formation, classical curriculum, and hybrid model are the means by which the students, parents, and faculty of JPII pursues the True, the good, and the beautiful.  

On this page, videos from Father Peter, our Principal, and our Deans provide additional information on a wide variety of topics.  Of course, in-person open houses are valuable and enjoyable for both parents and school, but Covid-19 has changed a number of routines, if only temporarily.  We look forward to offering in-person open houses again in early 2021, in plenty of time for families to consider admission for the 2021/2022 school year.  Shadow days can be scheduled by calling the Admissions Office at 314-201-2103.

Enjoy the videos. 

Mrs. Schmitz, Principal

Welcome!  Is the Holy Spirit leading your family to JPII?

Father Peter Fonseca

Father Peter Fonseca is a Catholic bioethicist, well known throughout the St. Louis Archdiocese and nationwide, who in his "spare" time teaches Bioethics and Apologetics to JPII seniors.  Here, he shares insight on the benefits of focusing on pursuit of Truth, and reminds us that Truth is not an idea, but a person-- Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Tetzlaff, Dean of Grade School and Co-Founder of JPII

Join Mrs. Tetzlaff for an overview of the Grade School and an explanation of JPII's unique hybrid model.

Mrs. Steppig, Dean of Home and School

In a classical curriculum, students pursue the true, the good, and the beautiful.  Mrs. Steppig explains the benefits of classical studies.

Mr. Garren, Dean of High School

Mr. Garren shares how the High School curriculum produces students who can think logically, express themselves with structure and style, and pursue their studies independently.  In addition, he explains our House system and a recent award from CLT (Classic Learning Test).  JPII scored in the top 25 schools in the nation!

Mrs. Olimpio, Dean of Religious Formation

Faithful Catholic traditions are the heart and soul of JPII.  Mrs. Olimpio discusses the opportunities for spiritual formation of the entire school community at JPII.

Mr. Garren, Dean of High School

What do our students say about JPII?

Mrs. Schmitz, Principal

Mrs. Schmitz shares examples of JPII's extra-curricular and student formation opportunities, as well as family participation events.