Mission & Philosophy

Mission:

Guided by the inspiration of our patron, St. John Paul II Classical School strives to train minds to think, hearts to love, and hands to serve.

Philosophy: 
“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives; the will to follow an ideal; the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity; the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” – Pope St. John Paul II

In our culture, there is a need for great leaders exemplifying heroic virtue. Our students will excel academically and become strong, independent, and faith-filled. St. John Paul II Classical School preserves and promotes the sacred traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. We are committed to the formation of the whole child: Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul. We draw from rich tradition, and the integration of Catholic values into all subjects results in students who are knowledgeable, analytical, and articulate.

Classical Curriculum: 

A Catholic education rooted in the classical tradition builds a firm foundation of knowledge and reason that widens a child’s natural openness to wonder. This in turn increases recognition and reverence of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty; ultimately deepening love for creation and God Himself. From the earliest grades, memorization and recitation of content and languages will form the foundation of future development as the mind and spirit mature. In later grades, formation includes the study of logic, formal argumentation, and Socratic dialogue which inspires students to build upon what they know as they develop skills in rhetoric and rational debate.

Catholic Culture:

St. John Paul II Classical School embraces and lives the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, which are defined and clarified by the Magisterium. We base our admissions, employment and operational decisions on the Church’s teachings on faith and morals, which promote the dignity of all persons created in the image and likeness of God. Central to this mission and foundational to our institutional identity are the public witness to the defense of human life from conception to natural death and promotion of the sanctity of marriage. We offer children and families the freedom and happiness of an encounter with Jesus Christ through an education founded upon the objective moral truths of the Church.

Parental Responsibility:

As stated in the Church’s, Declaration on Christian Education, parents’ role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. This recognition of parents as the primary educators of their children is further supported in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is at the heart of our philosophy of education. In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, we seek to assist parents in the formation and education of their children. Through a close and cooperative relationship between the school and parents, students will be blessed by the riches of St. John Paul II Classical School.