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.


Don't forget to reserve your space before it's too late! 
Limited space and copies available.


                       Yearbook Ad space is now available for purchase.

We have a limited amount of space to sell Parents, Alumni, Businesses and Parishioners in our 2015 SJP2 Yearbook.

  • Baby pictures
  • Alumni
  • Memorials
  • Inspirational Messages 
  • Advertisements

                                         Ad sizes and prices are as below:

Full Page: $100.00

1/2 Page: $50.00

1/4 Page: $30.00

1/8 Page (approx. business card size): $20.00

Books are free to graduating 8th grade students and are $25.00 to anyone else. We have limited quantities, so reserve yours early! Call the school at 860-225-4275 and leave a message for Mrs. Wysowski. Deadline for submission is 03/06/15, or until space is sold out!


 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.




New Britain, Connecticut, Feb. 12, 2015 - St. John Paul II School, a Catholic pre-kindergarten through grade 8 school in New Britain, announces that it will be closing at the end of the 2014-15 academic year since the sponsoring parish, Holy Cross, is no longer able to sustain its school.

After substantial, careful consultation with parish and school constituent groups, the pastor of the parish school made the decision to close the school at the conclusion of the current academic year.

"Although the closing of St. John Paul II School is unfortunate, we are committed to maintaining the vibrant presence of Catholic school education in the city of New Britain and the surrounding towns," said Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, Superintendent of Catholic Schools. "There are many exceptional educational options available for families seeking the numerous advantages, both academic and faith-based, that Catholic schools offer."

To help ensure that students continue a Catholic school education, the Office of Catholic Schools through the Catholic Schools Support Program will offer $500 in tuition assistance to students transferring to another Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Hartford for the 2015-16 academic year.

Hoyt added, "The Office of Catholic Schools is working closely with the St. John Paul II faculty and current families to assist them during this period of transition. It is our goal to see that each student continues to benefit from the excellence of Catholic school education by transferring to Sacred Heart School (of New Britain) or to one of the other superb elementary schools in the Archdiocese."

In addition to the assistance provided by the Office of Catholic Schools for students who move to other Catholic schools, families who decide to enroll their students in neighboring Sacred Heart School will be given an additional $500 from Sacred Heart Parish toward tuition, for a total of $1,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.

If you have questions about this press release, please contact:

Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Hartford
Phone: (860) 242-5573


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.



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


"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."



" 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)


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.