JPII Mission Statement
John Paul II Catholic School educates students of all faiths in a caring, Christ-centered environment. We prepare students to be scholars with a soul in accordance with the traditions of the Catholic faith and through the intentional commitment to our core values of service, high expectations, innovation, excellence, leadership, and discipleship.
Ideas for a Catholic high school in the Lowcountry began in the late '90s. In 2007, organizational efforts soon got under way to build a high school. Volunteers from every parish gave numerous hours to the project by developing plans for funding, construction, and operating a high school. Fundraising began in 2011 and the sufficient pledges were received to obtain approval from the diocese to proceed with construction with the new John Paul II Catholic School to open in the fall of 2013. After searching the area for a more desirable building site, the committee was able to negotiate with the Trask family to trade the current diocesan property for the 73 acres on Hwy 170. This was finalized in February of 2012. The site places the school near the center of the Lowcountry Deanery and with 35 minutes of our three Catholic feeder schools.
CORE SHIELD VALUES
Service -We know, love and serve God by loving and serving others
High Expectations -We set high expectations for academic excellence and respectful behavior
Innovation -We inspire creativity to innovate and solve problems in new and meaningful ways
Excellence -We strive to do our best in the classroom, on the field and stage, and modeling a Christian lifestyle
Leadership -We empower students to be courageous Christian leaders
Discipleship -We are followers of Jesus Christ and seek to live our lives in His image
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Saint John Paul II