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The Full Story

And Jesus came and said to them,
All authority in Heaven and on Earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.
-Matthew 28: 18-20

Each one of our board members, faculty and staff have a unique story as to how the Holy Spirit brought them to St. John Paul II Classical Academy.

Throughout the entire process of starting our Academy, the Holy Spirit has been ever present by providing the people and tools we need to carry out Jesus’ mission for us… to go forth and make disciples.

Our Mission

Educating Children for the Kingdom of God

As a classical academy our mission is the same mission given to us by Jesus: to go forth and educate children for the Kingdom of God.

By taking the secular model of education we reorient it back to what education is supposed to be about, the discovery of the good, the true and the beautiful.

Our school is a K-8 classical grade school focused on the formation of our students both academically and spiritually. This is accomplished by challenging our students to grow in all aspects of their lives:  intellectually, morally, emotionally, and physically.

Our vision is that St. John Paul II Classical Academy create an environment where each child is confident in who God created them to be. We desire each child to form an intentional relationship with God and their peers, as the fulfillment of the greatest commandment:  To love God with their whole heart, mind, and soul, and their neighbor as themselves.

We seek to build habits of inquiry regarding the most fundamental questions in life:

“Who am I?”
“What’s my purpose?”

Instead of focusing on memorization and repetition, we challenge students to interpret the world around them through their unique perspectives and to arrive at solutions that help them to see their place in God’s created universe.

Our Culture

Instead of presenting facts to our students for them to memorize, we teach material in a way that encourages questions and curiosity. This helps students to build habits of inquiry regarding the most fundamental questions in life. We take the secular model of education and completely reorient it back to what education is supposed to be about
discovery. All students should have the opportunity to spend their lives inspired to seek the good, the true, and the beautiful.

Our Catholic Identity


God is the source of all life, and in the Sacraments of the Church, we receive the free and undeserved gift of God’s very life:  grace. The Church is a visible sign of God’s love and of the communion between God and humanity. The seven Sacraments are signs instituted by Christ to give grace. Our students are prepared to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation over the course of their education at St. John Paul II Classical Academy.


We desire to support and encourage the full development of our students through a community life that expresses and proclaims the worth and dignity of every individual. Our community seeks to be caring and supportive so each student can develop a sense of meaningful purpose in life and participate in programs that promote a strong and healthy spiritual, intellectual, and emotional life.


The Bible is a major and special part of the apostolic tradition and the Church is rooted, nourished, and ruled by Scripture. The Church applies biblical teachings to new situations for each generation. Because we believe that the Church continues to be inspired by the holy Spirit these teachings become part of sacred Tradition, part of God’s divine revelation to us. Our students are encouraged to encounter God through Biblical study and magisterial teaching.


St. John Paul II Classical Academy is dedicated to providing a liberal arts education by means of academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. Through these programs, the students refine their capacity for the pursuit and acquisition of the truth. We aim for our students to appreciate major achievements in thought and culture.