St. John XXIII College Preparatory

  • St. John XXIII College Preparatory located in Katy, a suburb of Houston, Texas, was founded in 2004 as Pope John XXIII High School. With the canonization of Pope John XXIII in 2014, the school changed its name to St. John XXIII College Preparatory. St. John XXIII College Preparatory is a competitive coeducational college preparatory school of 450 students from Houston`s far west side which includes Katy, Sugar Land, Cypress, Spring, Richmond, Rosenberg, Memorial, and Spring Branch areas.
  • St. John XXIII employs 45 teaching faculty with 50 percent holding Master degrees or greater.
  • On average, each graduating class of ~ 120 student receive more than $5 million in scholarships, accumulate more than 9,700 service hours, with a 100 percent college placement rate.
  • St. John XXIII College Preparatory is accredited by Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCB-ED) and AvancEd .

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2001

Student Body

Total Students437 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade St. John XXIII College Preparatory Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1400
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Pants, shirts, skirts, polos)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorChristine Langeland
Admissions AssociateLauren Cowan


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

School Notes

  • In 2001, a group of community leaders joined forces with Monsignor Joe H. Crosthwait and Monsignor Ed Randall and took a giant leap of faith. Soon, they were joined by others who believed in the leadership team and its purpose and vision for the future. Pope John XXIII High School opened in 2004, the first new Catholic high school in the Houston area in more than 40 years a refreshing new model of hope for the future of Catholic secondary education. With the canonization of Pope John XXIII in April 2014, the school changed its name to St. John XXIII College Preparatory.
  • Our mission is to prepare the hearts and minds of our students to serve God and others.
  • Vision Statement: St. John XXIII College Preparatory develops and inspires students in mind, body, spirit, and imagination through Catholic education. We prepare young men and women for life's challenges, to live lives of integrity, and to understand the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Philosophy: As a Catholic college preparatory, we are dedicated to the mission of the Catholic Church to share the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Katy
    Grades: NS-12
    3.4 miles
    2203 N. Westgreen Blvd
    Katy, TX 77449
    (713) 290-9025
    3.4 NS-12
  • Katy
    Grades: 5-12
    4.5 miles
    5561 Third Street
    Katy, TX 77493
    (281) 392-4477
    4.5 5-12
  • Katy
    Faith West Academy
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    Grades: PK-12 | 554 students
    3.9 miles
    2225 Porter Road
    Katy, TX 77493
    (281) 391-5683
    3.9 PK-12
  • Richmond
    Grades: NS-12 | 191 students
    12.7 miles
    1201 Austin St
    Richmond, TX 77469
    (281) 342-3161
    12.7 NS-12

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