St. John Paul II Catholic High School (Florida)

St. John Paul II Catholic High School
5100 Terrebonne Drive


Coordinates 30°23′0″N 84°13′13″W  /  30.38333°N 84.22028°W  / 30.38333; -84.22028 Coordinates: 30°23′0″N84°13′13″W / 30.38333°N 84.22028°W / 30.38333; -84.22028
Type Private, Coeducational, Catholic
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Saint John Paul II
Established 2001
School district Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Superintendent Mike Juhas
Principal Joanna Copenhaver
Teaching staff 18 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 912
Enrollment 140 (2018-19)
Student to teacher ratio 9.1
Campus size 37 acres
Color(s) Blue and Gold        
Athletics conference FHSAA 3-A
Nickname Panthers
Rival Maclay School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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St. John Paul II Catholic High School is a private, coeducational, Catholic high school in Tallahassee, Florida. It is a diocesan school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

SJPII, the first Catholic high school to be founded in Tallahassee, opened in 2001. It graduated its first class in 2004, with the first charter class graduating the next year, in 2005.

The St. John Paul II campus initially had a gymnasium, chapel, main building, soccer field, and baseball field. A softball field was added in 2013 and opened for the 2014 season. The school has plans for future expansion.

Academics [ edit ]

The school teaches several Advanced Placement Courses including:[3]

  • AP Art
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Language & Composition
  • AP Literature
  • AP Physics
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish

There are also two on-site Dual Enrollment Courses with Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University.

Activities [ edit ]

The school also has a wide range of clubs, among them an Automotive Club, Aerospace Engineering club, and Literary club.

SJPII has an active drama department, a chorus that competes statewide in choral competitions, a musical instrument program, and a creative arts department that has competed in art competitions and exhibited at various Tallahassee museums and shows. St. John Paul II puts on an annual arts and music festival known as SouthWoodStock featuring student and outside artists and musicians.[4]

Athletics [ edit ]

St. John Paul II High School's mascot is Pep the Panther, and their colors are Blue and Gold. SJPII has eight boys' athletic teams and eight girls' teams.

PEP, School Mascot

Boys' Sports [ edit ]

  • Basketball (2019 Class 3-A Boys Basketball State Championship)
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

Girls' Sports [ edit ]

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track
  • Cheerleading

St. John Paul II School hosts the District volleyball, basketball and baseball events.

Notes and references [ edit ]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  2. ^ "Search for Private Schools - School detail for John Paul II Catholic High School". US Department of Education. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. ^ JPII Catholic High School » Curriculum
  4. ^ Southwoodstock Music & Arts Festival | Home | Community Music & Arts All-day FestivalArchived January 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine

External links [ edit ]

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