St. John Paul II Catholic School

Celebrating each child`s unique gifts, we provide a rigorous Catholic education in grades K-8 that ensures scholars reach their individual academic goals and forms them in their faith. We collaborate with families to prepare each scholar for high school success, with expectations that they will graduate and seek higher education.
Children come to know they are beloved by God, and they are inspired to use their talents to positively transform the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
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Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$60
Summer Program Cost NotesSuper Summer Language and Math is a six-week program held at Ascension Catholic School.

Student Body

Total Students128 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. John Paul II Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,450
Tuition NotesSignificant financial aid is readily available.
% on Financial Aid

School Notes

  • Each child knows they are a beloved child of God with special gifts and talents to share with the communities to which we all belong.
  • Our scholars value their education, are service-minded, faith-filled and hard working.
  • Our scholars and staff worship, pray and learn together in the Catholic tradition, while welcoming and respecting all families on their unique faith journeys.
  • Our graduates leave our classrooms ready for high school. They attend schools like DeLaSalle, Cristo Rey Jesuit, and Totino Grace, and they are succeeding there and getting their diplomas.
  • We serve the whole child, removing barriers to education for scholars and families with community partnerships, generous donors and committed volunteers. (counselors, small class sizes, technology, enrichment, summer school)
  • Staff are a mission-driven community of learners.
  •  We will not turn away families who want to live our mission with us for their inability to pay.
  • JPII reflects the diversity and renewed energy of Northeast Minneapolis through increasing enrollment and community involvement.
  • Our school is built upon a history of serving immigrants and all of the faithful, and we are upholding that tradition.  Our Spanish-English bilingual culture enriches our community.
  • Proud member of Ascension Catholic Academy, a consortium of schools that employs a unique governance model to ensure the financial sustainability and educational excellence of member schools.

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