John Paul II High School

JPII is a next generation Catholic college preparatory high school serving families in the greater Collin County area. Founded in 2005, JPII is committed to forming the next generation of effective and ethical servant leaders in our community and the world. Our formative education of the whole person; academic, spiritual, emotional, and physical, leads to personal transformation. Inspired by the legacy of our patron, Pope St. John Paul II, we must rouse the minds and hearts of our students, stir their faith, and empower them to create a future based on hope and love.
Located at Coit Road and Plano Parkway just north of President George Bush Turnpike in Plano, Texas.
Our 317,000 square foot building can accommodate 1,200 students, grades 9 - 12.
The community of the school is a diverse body of learners and educators that strives for excellence, values individuality, fosters a passion for learning, promotes the balanced development of faith, mind, and body, encourages community service, and instills a respect for others.
John Paul II High School students are scholars, athletes, and artists.
They excel in many areas, meeting and exceeding the varied challenges facing young people today.
They are able to perform in such exemplary ways due to the support and guidance of our gifted faculty, coaches and staff who provide inspiration, confidence, and resources necessary for success.
Our teachers are committed to their craft and approach their vocation with commitment and love.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 786 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,550
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 17 / Mar. 17 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

John Paul II High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
786 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
John Paul II High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 17 / Mar. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Ms. Alyssa Donovan
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Lauren Westerfield


Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does John Paul II High School cost?
John Paul II High School's tuition is approximately $18,550 for private students.
What sports does John Paul II High School offer?
John Paul II High School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Weightlifting. John Paul II High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Texas for most sports offered.
What is John Paul II High School's ranking?
John Paul II High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for John Paul II High School?
The application deadline for John Paul II High School is Jan. 17 / Mar. 17 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 17 / Mar. 17 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
I have 2 boys attending JPII, and we have been very impressed at the level of academics balanced with the extracurricular activities and sports. This school is true college prep. The school has handled Covid with grace and flexibility while still giving the students a great education. The teachers are responsive and offer tutorials when needed. The school offers the opportunity to play multiple sports as well as try new ones. And, because it matters to teens, the food is amazing. We like the smaller class sizes and co-ed environment and leadership. Highly recommend JPII!
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Both my husband and I attended private/Catholic schools. Our kids began Catholic school in preschool. NEVER have any of us felt so welcome in the school environment until we became a part of the Cardinal family. We are so thankful both of our children chose to attend JPII - we can truly not say enough wonderful things about this amazing school. There is almost no drama or bullying among the students. The students are very accepting of others and their choice in activities. Our children are challenged academically and have been sought after by highly competitive universities. Our daughter made the comment after her first semester that this was the first time that the teachers actually cared about her as a person as well as a student. As a parent, you can't go wrong sending your children to JPII!
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I attended multiple public schools, Kindergarten to halfway through 9th grade, prior to attending JPII. I regret not transferring here earlier! I finally feel safe from drama, bullying, drugs, and basically everything you'd want to avoid at a school. Students at this school are so chill in terms of socializing, but they are very competitive academically. I have yet to run into any drama, and everyone has been really welcoming and friendly. It feels like we're all a part of one big cardinal family. The curriculum is very rigorous and I love the way the class sizes are smaller than in most public schools. All of my teachers are very helpful, and they even seem to actually care about their jobs! (Unlike most teachers I've had) In conclusion, the people, the academics, and the vibes of this school are honestly REFRESHING compared to the public schools I went to. Transferring here was the move. I 1000% recommend that you attend/send your child to JPII. I feel truly happy here! GO CARDINALS!!!
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Love John Paul II my children are challenged in sports and academics. Teachers are awesome they care for the children and are available for tutoring. Its a big family!!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 786 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,550
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 17 / Mar. 17 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Plano, TX is $8,950 for elementary schools and $10,108 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Plano, TX is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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