Creating Academic and Spiritual Foundations for Tomorrow's Leaders

Saint John Paul II Catholic School provides students with enriching educational opportunities and additional learning outside of the scope of the classroom, while offering experiences in leadership, community outreach, working as part of a team, school spirit, compassion and responsibility, and identity within our school community.

 View our video about Saint John Paul II School here produced by our 2014 Grade 8 Class. From the inside out, hear what our students say about SJPII School.

 Download a copy of our current Quarterly Newsletter HERE

 

Our Mission Statement:

Saint John Paul II School is a diverse, faith-based community that thrives on helping, loving, and respecting others.  We encourage creativity and innovation to ignite individual potential and increase academic achievement.

 

 

Welcome to Saint John Paul II School

    A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

 Dear Parents and Students of Saint John Paul II School and Visitors to our website   WELCOME!!

The 2014-2015 school year began after a rather cool summer but those first few days were quite warm. Now, everyone has settled in, it is cooler, more comfortable and a lot is happening throughout the school. A special Mass was celebrated in September and a potluck lunch served afterwards to all those who attended. Games to break the ice were played by parents and students and prizes were awarded for the best dish and dessert. Our Harvest Festival was a smashing success and our car raffle of a 2015 red Camaro named RUBY is now in high gear. Plans for holiday parties are in the works, fundraisers and special collections are occurring that benefit not only the school but those less fortunate in our community.

Academically, our students are studying hard and engaged in all kinds of curricular activities. Writing projects, challenging math problems, religious observance with weekly and monthly attendance at Mass and practice for our upcoming Christmas concert are keeping everyone very busy.

Our website contains a wealth of information and current news, pictures and a list of upcoming events, and ways in which you can become involved in our school. Our greatest asset is you, the parents. You have sent us wonderful children to educate but we want you to partner with us in this faith centered educational journey. Please don’t be a stranger to our school.

The following is a testimonial from a former student, Erin Tully, class of 2016 at Northwest Catholic: 

“My time at PJP2 was one of the best times of my life. My teachers provided challenges to me that forced me to think at a higher level. They prepared me for a rigorous academic courses at Northwest and without them I would not have been able to thrive academically and spiritually in High School. I am still involved in PJP2 and I love every second of the volunteering that I do there. All of my teachers at PJP2 gave me everything I could need to become the person I am today.”

If you are new to our website and considering a Catholic education, I welcome you and look forward to meeting with you, discussing the benefits of a faith centered education sharing with you the success stories of our efforts. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

 

                                                                                                Bo Cuprak       Principal

 Please take the time to read a few testimonials that some parents, grandparents, and alumni/ae have been kind enough to share with us.

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"I sent my daughter to Saint John Paul II School because of the safe environment and educational possibilities that the school offers. The classroom and all other facilities are bright, clean, and very well maintained. Kamila wanted to go to school every day! 

I felt very confident that she would have a better opportunity to learn all of the required skills to do better prepare her for the technological world that lies ahead. The teachers take thier responsibilities very seriously, yet make things exciting for the students. They know where my daughter was in each developmental area and guided her to learn new things. They taught and model behavior such as being mindful of others, self-control, constructively communicating with each other, etc. They make learning fun and interesting. This school gave Kamila the education that parents dream of their children having. Her entry exam to St. Paul High School was one of the best. Besides that, the great science and math classes helped her become a winner of Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair not once but twice. One of her projects was awarded by Popular Mechanics with a Breakthrough Innovator award. All these awards are also SJP2's awards, and the teacher's awards."

 

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" When I started attending Saint John Paul II Catholic School over nine years ago I wasn't able to speak English. The school I was supposed to go to before my parents decided to send me to Saint John Paul's wanted to hold me back a year due to my lack of English skills. When my parents took me to see Saint John Paul II School, the teachers never said that I was to stay back a year, in fact, they tool it as a challenge. No matter what grade I was in, the teachers always made sure that both me and my fellow classmates were the best people and students that we could be. When I was in Middle School, my teachers decided to enter the school into the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair and I was fortunate enough to be one of the students who got to compete two years in a row. I was a finalist in both the years that I competed, and I am planning to compete again. I recently found out that I will be getting national recognition as a "Breakthrough Innovator" from Popular Mechanics for my eighth grade science fair project. Getting national recognition from Popular Mechanics as a Breakthrough Innovator is an honor that amazing people such as Elon Musk have gotten in the past. I owe my success to the teachers in Saint John Paul II School."

Kamila Krawczuk

 

 "My daughter, Ariana, attended middle school at Saint John Paul II and received an excellent education with a deep sense of spiritual understanding.  Although Ariana excels academically the Saint John Paul II Middle School teachers challenged my daughter to reach higher levels of achievement.  They introduced her to programs for gifted children, submitted her writing for recognition resulting in her having a poem published, and ahe was admitted to the National Junior Honor Society.

Although we found Saint John Paul II's middle school academic programs suited our daughter, what stands out is the warm, family-like setting and the teachers' commitment and sincere concern for her advancement.  Ariana now attends Northwest Catholic High School and upon admission received a scholarship for achieving high scores on their entry exam.  She was thoroughly prepared for high school and is receiving First Honors.  I credit Saint John Paul II's middle school program for building a strong academic foundation for Ariana to succeed in both high school and college and helping her recognize her potential to reach all of her life goals." 

Nina Caruso

"Saint John Paul II provides highly academic education in a warm, friendly, parent-involved atmosphere."

Phyllis Hary
(Former Elementary Educator)
(Parent and Grandparent to Holy Cross and now Saint John Paul II students)

 


 *FYI
Because you asked us.... in Grades Pre-K 3 – 8, we have students from Berlin, Bristol, Kensington, New Britain, Newington, and Southington registered at our school, and these students represent 11 different faiths / churches.