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St. John Paul II Catholic High School Photo #1 - Welcome to St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, AL!
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Photo #2 - JPII Athletics offers offers students many different sports to choose from. From Football and Baseball to Cross Country and Track. Our Boys Cross Country Team has won the State Championship in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Photo #3 - JPII stresses the importance of academic excellence. We offer students 10 different AP classes, a multitude of Honors classes, tutoring, and ACT prep courses. We have for the class of 2021 an ACT average of 26.6.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Photo #4 - Students do not have to be Catholic to come to JPII, but our Catholic identity is a pillar of our school. We have weekly schoolwide mass, Penance services, blessings, adoration, and many faith-based clubs for students to develop their minds spiritually.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Photo #5 - Students have many opportunities to express their artistic talents through the JPII Band, Choir, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts programs. Many of our students participate in Solo/Ensemble Competitions and various Art Shows.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Photo #6 - Students are encouraged to form bonds with not just their classmates from their grade, but with students throughout the school. We accomplish this through our House System encouraging multi-grade friendships through house service projects, house lunches, and our annual Falcon Feud!
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Photo #7 - JPII's Theatre Department produces 2 main stage shows a year, a fall play and a spring musical. Students also have the opportunity to perform in Talent Shows, Revues, and Competitions throughout the school year. The JPII Thespians won "Best in Show" at the 2021 Walter Trumbauer Alabama State Trumbauer Festival for their Studio Play.
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Established in 1996, St. John Paul II Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for students in grades 9-12.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School is the only Catholic parochial high school in the Tennessee Valley and greater Huntsville area.
The school functions under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.
The school is a member in good standing of the National Catholic Educational Association, with accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The mission of St. John Paul II Catholic High School is to serve the families of our Catholic parishes and the wider community by providing a Catholic education in a caring environment that stresses academic excellence.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School is committed to developing the total person in body, mind, and spirit.
We pledge to teach the message of the Gospel and the Tradition, to form a school community of faith, to provide experiences of liturgy and prayer, and to guide students to loving service.
We will encourage, challenge, and support each student to learn enthusiastically, to lead honorably, and to live responsibly in our world.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 334 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,100
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. John Paul II Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama 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
Dyslexia, Language-Based and Mild Learning Differences, PEPs
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
334 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus A/B, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Physics 1 and 2, U.S. Government, US History, World History
Average SAT score
1213
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
other applicable fees
% on Financial Aid
22%
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susan Page
Admissions Associate
Sharon Wieter

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Campus Ministry, Culture Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Latin Club, Liturgical Choir, Math Team, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Student Council, TARC Rocket Team, Thespian Club

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School Notes

  • Established in 1996, St. John Paul II Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for students in grades 9-12.
  • St. John Paul II Catholic High School is the only Catholic parochial high school in the Tennessee Valley and greater Huntsville area.
  • The school functions under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.
  • The school is a member in good standing of the National Catholic Educational Association, with accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The mission of St. John Paul II Catholic High School is to serve the families of our Catholic parishes and the wider community by providing a Catholic education in a caring environment that stresses academic excellence.
  • St. John Paul II Catholic High School is committed to developing the total person in body, mind, and spirit.
  • We pledge to teach the message of the Gospel and the Tradition, to form a school community of faith, to provide experiences of liturgy and prayer, and to guide students to loving service.
  • We will encourage, challenge, and support each student to learn enthusiastically, to lead honorably, and to live responsibly in our world.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 334 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,100
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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