Saint John Paul II Academy

OUR MISSION Saint John Paul II Academy, located in Boca Raton, Florida, is a Catholic coeducational college preparatory school in the Diocese of Palm Beach following the tradition of Saint John Baptist De La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Saint John Paul II Academy provides a rigorous academic curriculum designed to prepare students for success in college and in life.
Our faith-based learning community fosters excellence in all programs and enables the spiritual, academic, artistic, and physical development of each student. Dedicated faculty and staff instill the Gospel values of tolerance, concern for the poor, justice, peace, and responsibility while welcoming students of all beliefs and backgrounds.
OUR PHILOSOPHY Saint John Paul II Academy fulfills its mission to form students in the Catholic faith using the Gospel as its guide. The life of the school is centered on the teaching of Christ and the essential elements of Lasallian educational practice. Informed by Saint John Baptist De La Salle, the Brothers of the Christian Schools and lay colleagues at Saint John Paul II Academy provide a diverse community of young men and women with a broad and balanced human and Christian education through programs that promote leadership, achievement, and service within school, church, and community.Saint John Paul II Academy is a community that promotes a zeal for learning and a respect for individuality. The faculty holds students to high standards of intellectual and moral development, encouraging them to reach their potential and preparing them to face the challenges of the modern world. Campus ministry programs and service opportunities help students develop relationships with God, family, and community. The Saint John Paul II Academy family guides students to grow in mind, body, and spirit, encouraging them to become good citizens of the world and ambassadors of Christ and the Kingdom of God. Through caring relationships, students are called to live Lasallian values, develop their full potential, respect all life, and pursue action that brings spiritual, academic, and personal goals to fruition.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 583 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,000
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Saint John Paul II Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1980
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
583 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Saint John Paul II Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
24 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition III, English Literature & Composition IV, Human Geography, Italian Language, Psychology, Spanish Language, United States History, US Government & Politics, World History
Average SAT score
1123
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform Reguired

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Standard Tuition Rate - $15,000 Catholic Parish Tuition Rate - $14,250 Fees - $1,425
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Admissions Director
Mrs. Mehgan Simmel
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Nan Webb

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, DECA, Italian Club, Lax4All Club, Model UN, Mu Alpha Theta, Music Ensembles, National Honor Society, Respect Life Club, Robotics Team, SADD, Science/Doctors of Tomorrow, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Thespian Troupe, TV Production Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Student Government

School Notes

OUR VISION

The vision of Saint John Paul II Academy is to be an educational leader inspired by the moral and spiritual teachings of Saint John Baptist De La Salle. This is accomplished by:
  • Promoting a spiritual environment that acknowledges the diversity of different religious traditions and the responsibility to use these values as a basis for service to others and the betterment of society.
  • Committing programs and resources for service of the poor.
  • Encouraging and recognizing excellence in its students and faculty.
  • Providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and creativity for students and faculty.
  • Creating a caring Lasallian community environment which includes students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff and alumni.
  • Providing a spirit of collaboration among administration, staff, teachers, parents and students.
  • Valuing the uniqueness of each student and making every effort to meet his or her needs.
  • Developing young men and women who demonstrate the highest standard of educational, moral and spiritual preparation who areready to embark on the challenges of today's society.
  • Developing self-confidence in our students.
  • Promoting the image of the school in a manner that exemplifies the values that are emphasized and taughttherein.
  • Helping all members of the Academy Community to deepen not only their relationship with the Lord but also their participation in their local church.
  • Establishing and maintaining a leadership position in the integration of technology to enhance student achievement.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Saint John Paul II Academy cost?
Saint John Paul II Academy's tuition is approximately $15,000 for private students.
What sports does Saint John Paul II Academy offer?
Saint John Paul II Academy offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Saint John Paul II Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.
What is Saint John Paul II Academy's ranking?
Saint John Paul II Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Saint John Paul II Academy?
The application deadline for Saint John Paul II Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
SPJII is a great school. I have had one son graduate and one son is currently a sophomore. Both were involved in extracurricular activities. The academics are great. The school is definitely challenging but the teachers work with the kids to get the best results. The size is perfect. The school has a real community feel about it!
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5  
I could not be happier with SJP. As an alumni I have good feelings about the school but so far my son's experience has exceeded all of my expectations. He is challenged academically and involved in sports and clubs as a freshman. I love the Lasallian program/education. The teachers are very invested in their students, they want them to excel . They are all very approachable, as is the Guidance Dept.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 583 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,000
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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