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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 705 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,400
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pope John XXIII High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
705 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Pope John XXIII High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
28 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Varies by grade

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Mr. George Mihalik, Enrollment Director
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Anne Kaiser, Director



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
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.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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.
- Posted by
I like this school a lot thus why I selected pope John as my first choice. l will write my BECE this year.
- Posted by

Endorse Pope John XXIII High School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

A Timeline of Private School Events and History
A Timeline of Private School Events and History
What was the first private school? What's the oldest school? What are some of the educational philosophies commonly found? Some answers here.
Suicide Prevention: Caring For Our Young People
Suicide Prevention: Caring For Our Young People
At last we have a dedicated phone number for suicide and crisis support. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988. More about it and suicide prevention here.
School Safety
School Safety
Seemingly never-ending school shootings prompted me to find out whether private schools were safer than public schools. Some answers and opinions on the matter here.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 705 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,400
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $14,625 for elementary schools and $19,882 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links