Student Life Overview

Developing a sense of responsibility, independence, leadership, and entrepreneurship happens not just in the classroom but through participation in other activities with the student body.

  • An honest and faithful student body fosters meaningful relationships with their peers.
  • Numerous service opportunities teach students the importance of being stewards of the community.
  • Authentic field trips and local art and music shows provide hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Experienced guest speakers provide real-world perspective on in-class teachings.
  • Students can enjoy lunchtime outside and are given the option to order meals every day from area restaurants.

Extracurricular Activities​

Below are some of the activities at JPII and in the community that students have utilized to discover new interests and nurture them into valuable assets to be of service to Christ and their community.

  • Chamber of Commerce Teen Leadership Institute
  • Christmas Caroling
  • Dances (Sadie Hawkins & Prom)
  • Debate Team
  • Digital Media Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Gaming Club
  • Intramural Sports
  • Governor’s School
  • JPII Crew
  • National Honor Society
  • Pep Band

  • Performing Arts Plays & Musicals
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Ronald McDonald House Teen Ambassador
  • Science Olympiad
  • Service Academy Summer Programs
  • Student Government Association
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Teen Court
  • Yearbook

If a student is interested in creating a particular activity, club, or sport that is not currently offered, he/she is encouraged to approach the administration with a proposal.

John Paul II Catholic High School is proud to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to participate in National Say Something Week which raises awareness about recognizing and reporting struggling students and bullying so as to reduce students harming themselves or others.

In addition to Say Something Week, we encourage our students to utilize the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others.