Strong Roots. New Branches.

Here’s what happened when we met each milestone with you:

Students will enjoy a dress-down in their favorite Catholic-affiliated t-shirt and will write 100 letters of appreciation to their parish priests as a school community.

Goal Met!
Goal Met!

Students will enjoy a dessert bar following lunch and will share in a roadside Pro-Life witness to at least 100 drivers.

Goal Met!

The JPII community will share in an all-school celebration lunch for the students, and will make 100 bag lunches for St. Patrick’s Center, a Catholic homeless shelter.

Goal Met!

Students and faculty will have a full dress-down day, and will make 100 personal care bags for Our Lady’s Inn, a Catholic womens’ shelter.

Goal Met!

STRETCH GOAL Students and families enjoy a homework-free day at home and have the opportunity to spend the day in a community-impact activity meaningful to their own families.

Thank you!

We are especially grateful to all the spiritual sponsors, families who shared this message, and donors who gave so generously.

Through your extraordinary generosity, we are pleased to announce that this fall JPII will bring the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to our students. During Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, young children gather in the atrium, a quiet, peaceful space that contains simple yet beautiful child-sized materials for them to use.

The atrium is designed for being with and enjoying God, listening to God’s Word, and praying. Children develop deep relationships with Christ and His Church that last a lifetime.

We are grateful for your support as we endeavor to teach, live, and defend our beautiful Catholic faith with confidence and joy.


Mrs. Lynette S. Schmitz

Ready for Life

Reflections from JPII Faculty Member, Stephen Notestine

St. John Paul II Preparatory School  offers students a rich and rigorous education while also giving them an authentic and caring environment to grow in their faith. The classical education at JPII challenges students and allows them to grow in skills that will help them contribute to our world as adults. JPII’s students are prepared to take on life, both spiritually and mentally.

Our Spiritual Sponsor

This week, prayers are being offered for our community by alumna Sr. M. John Paul, a Carmelite sister. She writes:

“Attending Pope St. John Paul II Preparatory School was a great blessing for me. It is crucial as a young person to be surrounded by a community that supports and upholds the faith. I found this witness in my peers, but especially in the witness of the teachers at JPII. Every vocation first starts in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and JPII Prep. played a crucial role for me, keeping me close to the Lord. I am happy to be praying for the JPII Community!”

Help us do the work of the Holy Spirit in Our Community

Guardian Angel Donors

As a special thank you from the JPII Community, the first five Guardian Angel donors to make a gift at the $10,000 level will receive a copy of Saint John Paul II, featuring a collection of 78 rarely seen photos of our beloved patron.

This beautiful hardcover book is not available for purchase through any outlet. An alumnus of JPII high school (and the daughter of our foundress) lovingly created this priceless gem and offers it as a gift of grateful appreciation for generous donations of $10,000 or more.

How deep are the roots of a Redwood tree?

At only 10-12 feet deep, Sequoia and Redwood roots are incomprehensibly shallow, given the size of the tree. How can a 500-ton tree stand, live, grow for centuries with such shallow roots? The roots aren’t deep – but they are extremely strong, and intertwined with those nearby, each tree supporting and nurturing the others.

Like the redwood root system, the community at St. John Paul II Prep is a strong, intertwined network that helps families and faculty nurture and support one another. Your gift in support of this community helps families nurture new growth in our students.

About us

Founded in 2009, John Paul II Preparatory School is dedicated to forming faith-filled leaders through a strong classical education and Catholic formation through a hybrid model that blends in-person instruction with at-home learning.

As new families continue to seek out this hybrid model, our community continues to grow and nurture one another. Your gift helps this cooperative model thrive, creating a healthy balance between home life and school for our families, students and faculty members.

How can we pray for you today?

Alexis G.

Excellent teachers that help to give a true Catholic education in the St. Louis area.

Betsy V.

This is the best thing that has ever happened to our family. Everyone should be so lucky.

Bonnie L.

A 5-star education and a giant leap going into college.