Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School

17700 Dominican Drive
Dumfries, VA 22026-0703
     Tel: (703)445-0300
Grades: 9 - 12 | 647 students
Spiritual and Academic Leadership of Dominican Sisters Exceptional Faculty and Staff Accredited College Prep Curriculum, including AP and Honors courses Flagship Bioethics Program Unique House system State-of-the-Art Classroom and Athletic Facilities Competitive Athletic Program Special Education: The Options Program Tuition Assistance and Transportation Options

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported IEP support accommodations
Year Founded 2008

Student Body

Total Students 647 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1684
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 27 / rolling
Tuition Notes John Paul offers 2 tuition rates. For the 2015-2016 school year, tuition is $12,380 for students who are Catholic and $15,970 for those not Catholic. There are no participation or activity fees but parents should budget for books and uniforms.
Admissions Director Ms. Jennifer Cole
Admissions Associate Miss Madison Kramer


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, Drama Club, Esto vir Boys Club, French Club, Greek Club, Latin Club, Legion of Mary, Life Savers Pro-Life Club, Math Club, Mission Coalition, National Honor Society, Options Club, Pier Giorgio Environmental Club, Ping Pong Club, Praise & Worship Club, Robotics Club, Semper Milites, Servant Leadership Association, Service Club, Spanish Club, Stella Maris Girls Club, Student Ambassadors, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Visual Arts Club, World Languages National Honor Society Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, French Club, Greek Club, Latin Club, Legion of Mary, Math Club, Options Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Club, Semper Milites, Service Club, Spanish Club, Creative Writing Club,
Esto vir Boys Club,
Life Savers Pro-Life Club,
Mission Coalition,
National Honor Society,
Pier Giorgio Environmental Club,
Praise & Worship Club,
Servant Leadership Association,
Stella Maris Girls Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Ultimate Frisbee Club,
Visual Arts Club,
World Languages National Honor Society,

School Notes:

Established in 2008, as Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School, our name was "upgraded" to 'Saint' when John Paul II was canonized in 2014! JP is a fully accredited college preparatory high school of the Diocese of Arlington, under the leadership of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Rooted in the Dominican traditions of prayer, study, community, and service, Saint John Paul the Great is committed to the education and formation of youth, with special emphasis on the ethical development of students.  

The college preparatory curriculum challenges each student at the appropriate level offering three levels of academic study – Academic, Advanced, and Honors/AP.   The curriculum also includes a four year Bioethics curriculum which makes John Paul the Great the only high school in the country to do so.  Written specifically for the school, the Bioethics program provides students with the ethical foundation needed to address the serious medical and bio-tech issues of today.  Through this program, students are encouraged to make wise personal decisions and learn how to responsibly promote ethical policies and practices which bring greater respect and dignity to the human person.   

John Paul the Great was the first high school in Virginia to institute the House System, which fosters school spirit and provides opportunities for students to participate and lead on a regular basis through various competitions, team-building activities, and service projects.  John Paul the Great also offers a wide range of co-curricular activities and 17 different sports competing at the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels through the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.   

The school’s exceptional faculty and staff have built a dynamic environment which will enable your child to prepare academically for college while also enjoying a full, happy, high school experience.  The school emphasizes individual student achievement, character formation, spiritual growth, leadership skills, and relationship-building in a fun, safe, supportive setting.

Profile last updated: 01/30/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Calvary Christian School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is La Petite Academy - Dumfries (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is La Petite Academy - Dumfries (1.7 miles away)
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