Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Saint John Paul II Academy!
Saint John Paul II Academy is a welcoming and vibrant Catholic School Community centered in Christ, where His Gospel message permeates all aspects of school life. We strive to provide a Catholic Learning environment that nourishes the development of the whole person, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.
We collaborate together with priests, board members, staff, families and students, to make our school community a home away from home; where every student will experience an enriching Catholic atmosphere, where they feel welcomed, safe, respected, and valued; where they will have opportunities to grow and develop their God-given characteristics and talents. We strive to help them become the best version of themselves in order to share their time, talents and treasures in the service of others, for the Glory of God.
I would appreciate you thoroughly reviewing and familiarizing yourselves with the school policies in this handbook. The phrase “it takes a village to raise a child,” originates from an African proverb and conveys the message that it takes many people to provide an enriching, safe, and healthy environment where children are given the support they need to develop and flourish, and to be able to realize their hopes and dreams.
I truly believe by working together, with the grace of God guiding us, we will be able to emulate the faith, courage, and passion for our youth that our school’s Patron, Saint John Paul II, had. “The more ready you are to give yourself to God and to others, the more you discover the authentic meaning of life.” (John Paul II)
With Joy and Prayers,
Ms. Lorraine Paruzzolo