Pope John Paul II Catholic High School

Pope John Paul II, in eastern St. Tammany Parish, is a regional, coeducational, college preparatory school that provides a Catholic academic setting for young men and women in grades 8th through 12th through a standards-based educational curriculum infused with the Catholic Identity Standards. As a school dedicated to the pillars of Academic Excellence, Faith Development and Leadership, the students are challenged to excel, while growing in self-confidence, self-worth and thoughtful inquiry in this environment.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 324 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,350
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Pope John Paul II Catholic High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1980
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
324 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Pope John Paul II Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Grammar, English Literature, US Government, US History
Average ACT score
23

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial assistance is available to qualifying families that submit an application
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Acceptance Rate
97%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Pam Lisotta
Admissions Associate
Pam Lisotta

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Buddies Program, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Debate Team, Eucharistic Ministers, Foreign Language Club, History Club, HOSA: Future Medical Professionals of America, Media Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Sanctity of Life, Spirit Team, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Students Against Substance Abuse

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Board Gamers, Global Jags

School Notes

  • Pope John Paul II, in eastern St. Tammany Parish, is a regional, coeducational, college preparatory school that provides a Catholic academic setting for young men and women through a standards-based educational curriculum infused with the Catholic Identity Standards. As a school dedicated to the pillars of Academic Excellence, Faith Development and Leadership, the students are challenged to excel, while growing in self-confidence, self-worth and thoughtful inquiry in this environment. A challenging honors curriculum is also available to students who qualify.  College preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement curriculum are available.  In addition, academic majors are available for juniors and seniors in the areas of medicine and education.  Upper-level students may also choose electives from an array of Virtual School classes. Dual Enrollment is also available, where a student is able to earn college credit while still in high school. Faith development is an essential part of the Pope John Paul II school community. Leadership from a strong theology department helps the student body, and staff form a Christ-centered community.   In addition to a five-year theology program, students live out their faith through a volunteer service program, dedicating 50 percent of their required service hours to their church parishes and the remainder to the local community and school.  Students  organize and facilitate school Masses and eucharistic prayer services.   A liturgical choir performs at school services, and a school retreat team assists with grade-level retreats. Leadership opportunities are plentiful at Pope John Paul II.  The small school atmosphere allows students to assume leadership roles in a variety of extracurriculars, including 29 different clubs and 23 sports teams.  National Honor Society students provide many services, including tutoring, and the Student Council coordinates a busy calendar of activities for the entire student body. A full range of athletics is offered to students, including: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, tennis, golf, cross country, soccer, powerlifting, track, cheerleading and dance team. Other extra-curricular activities include, but are not limited to, quiz bowl, speech and debate team, drama club,  media club, Math and History Clubs, and a Student Ambassador program.  Technology at Pope John Paul II contributes to and enhances the curriculum and student`s educational experience.   Every student utilizes an iPad in instruction, which is one to one Mac based.  Students can access thousands of educational apps and study aids. The campus features wireless network access.  Classrooms are equipped with the latest in projection technology, allowing faculty to fully integrate technology into daily lesson plans.  Pope John Paul II High School is a vibrant educational community providing greater Slidell and the Archdiocese of New Orleans with a quality Catholic school education steeped in church history, but remaining fully alive to the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.   In the spirit of Saint John Paul II, this school daily lives out his motto, "Totus Tuus" or "totally yours," in the lives of all it serves.

School Reviews

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My son graduated from pjp last year and had a very positive experience all four years. I would definitely recommend to all considering a great education of the whole student!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 324 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,350
  • Acceptance rate: 97%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in St. Tammany Parish, LA is $6,178 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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