A new private Catholic high school will soon open its doors to serve families in the growing South Surrey area. The new school, St. John Paul II Academy, is set to open in September 2018 with the inaugural class of grade eight students.
The school will be located temporarily at 150th Street and 24th Avenue on the grounds of Good Shepherd church and Star of the Sea school while the new school and campus is being constructed. It is expected that the students will move to the permanent campus located at 184 Street near 24th Avenue in Surrey during the 2019-20 school year.
“This is a bold new initiative for the Archdiocese,” says Archbishop J. Michael Miller, who heads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. “It has been spearheaded by a core group of professional and extremely dedicated parents, led by Troy Van Vliet. Their efforts, along with those from the Superintendent’s Office, have created the momentum necessary to open the doors in September 2018.”