Pope John XXIII High School

  • Pope John XXIII Regional High School Mission Statement: Through the inspiration of Pope Saint John XXIII, we seek to strengthen Catholic faith; promote academic excellence, integrity, and leadership; and practice love, care, and compassion for all human beings in the gospel spirit of Jesus Christ.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1956
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students745 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Pope John XXIII High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size19 students
Number of AP Courses28 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Human Geography, AP Italian, AP Latin, AP Physics C, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Average SAT score1210
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Varies by grade)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,750
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,273
Admissions DirectorMr. George Mihalik, Enrollment Director
Admissions AssociateMrs. Anne Kaiser, Director


Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
CrewCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, American Spirit Singers, Chess Team, Debate Club, Faith & Ministry, Film Club, French Club, FTC Robotics, Future Business Leaders of America, Green Team, Habitat for Humanity, Interact Club, Italian Club, Key Club, Microscopy Club, Mock Trial, Music Club/Show Band, Pawprints, Pep Band, Photography Club, Pope John Players - Theater, S.A.B. - Stand Against Bullying, Science League, Search for Christian Maturity, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Stand Tall, Zero Robotics

School Notes

  • Since 1956, Pope John XXIII Regional High School has challenged its students to "Be an Honor to the Father."  The high school is part of The Catholic Academy of Sussex County, a PreK-12th institution located in Sparta, New Jersey.  The Academy boasts fully integrated academic, artistic and athletic programs on one beautiful 70+ acre campus.  Whethers it's robotics in 1st grade or the performing arts in 9th grade, the dedicated and highly-qualified staff at the Academy help students transform an interest into a life-long commitment.  Founded on Catholic principles, the Academy seeks to form young men and women confident in their abilities, committed to serving their communities, and guided by a moral compass.
  • Pope John XXIII offers a full complement of 139 courses on three levels - 74 Regular, 37 Honors, and 28 Advanced Placement. The school has a robust Arts Program in which students can study theater, visual arts, choral music, instrumental music as well as graphic design. In collaboration with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), Pope John has 4 academic STEM Pathways in (1) Bio/Medical; (2) Computer Science; (3) Engineering; (4) Environmental. We invite you to visit our website at www.popejohn.org and explore the Academics tab to review departments and course offerings.

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The school swim team is amazing! The girl's team has won 123 conference meets in a row and 15 consecutive NJAC Conference Championships. The boy's team is undefeated this year and should win the NJAC. Smart kids and great athletes in a family atmosphere.
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I like this school a lot thus why I selected pope John as my first choice. l will write my BECE this year.
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