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.

     2014 Graduate,
Kamila Krawczuk

has been chosen to be featured in the November issue of Popular Mechanics as part of their Breakthrough Awards feature. Her 2014 CT State Science and Engineering Fair project, for which she won multiple awards, has gained her national recognition as a 'breakthrough innovator.' 

 

There will be a sidebar about Kamila – a Next Generation Breakthrough – in the midst of stories about cutting edge technologies and leading innovators.  

 

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

 NEW PHOTOS from Mrs. Dombroski! Click HERE

 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 Catholic School

    A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathleen Welch, Saint John Paul II School teacher who was recently named the 2014 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America notified Mrs. Welch of this honor for the outstanding work that she does in the classroom. A panel of teachers, administrators, and academics from Connecticut chose Mrs. Welch for “her use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration that she provides her students and her career achievements in education.”

Our school will receive an archive of books and historical resources in her name, and many other professional development opportunities, teacher resources, toolkits, lesson plans, priority to traveling exhibits and classroom materials. Our school will also be named a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School where we are able to attend regional forums with noted historians. Saint John Paul II School is so proud to call Mrs. Welch their very own.

 Last week, the staff of Saint John Paul II School spent an afternoon at the Microsoft Store at West Farms taking a class on how to use the new Microsoft Surface Notepads. We have a cart in our computer lab with 20 brand new Notepads for student and classroom use, and these were purchased through a grant from McDonald’s Charities recently. Our teachers were introduced to this technology and will be preparing lessons and activities to use with their students and are very excited to incorporate this technology into their curriculums.

 Registration continues for the 2014-2015 school year. Even though the year may be ending, we are excited about next year and teachers are making plans to challenge and motivate the children. Won’t you join us?

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

                                                                Bo Cuprak, Principal

 

 

We are happy to share with you the following testimonials about Saint John Paul II School:

"My time at Saint John Paul II School has sent me on a path to a promising future.  My teachers at PJPII prepared me for my high school career at Northwest Catholic, where I just earned first honors.  All of my teachers through the years, and especially Mrs. Welch and Mrs. Wysowski during my time in the middle school, helped with my education more than I could ever say.  More than just what we did in the academic classroom, they worked with me and helped me become who I am.  The teachers are there whenever you need them, and they care about you as a student and as a person.  From pre-K to eighth grade, everyone brings unique talents to help students achieve their maximum potential." 

Erin Tully, Graduate 2012

 "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.