Pope John Paul II High School

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  • Small safe community 1 hour from Philadelphia
  • 830 students; average class size 30 students; student faculty ratio 18:1
  • Coeducational day school with religious affiliation - Catholic
  • Accelerated/Honors Program, Advance Placement Program, Dual Enrollment Agreement with Local Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • ESL

What's special?

The Diocesan Scholars Program and the Pope John Paul II Scholars Program are unique programs for a select number of superior students. The students in these programs may earn college credits during their senior year.

99% including: Drexel University, Georgetown University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, West Chester University

Fast facts

Four seasons, snow in winter
Coed 830 (9-12) students
10% international students
30, Student/faculty ratio: 18:1
47 , 51% with advanced degrees
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)


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Advanced placement courses:

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics 1: Algebra based, Physics 2: Algebra based, Psychology, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History

Honors courses:

AP 20 Honors 28

Marking system & graduation requirements add

Marking System:

Numeric grades are reported four times a year, and a report is sent at the conclusion of each quarter. At the end of each semester the student's rank in class is calculated, based on the grade earned in each course. Semester grades reflect the student's performance at each of the two previous quarters and factors in the performance on the semester examination. At the end of the academic year, grades earned in each semester are averaged to create a final grade.PJPII utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • Theology - 4 credits
  • English - 4 credits
  • Social Studies - 3 credits
  • Mathematics - 3 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • Computer - 0.5 credits
  • Health - 0.5 credits
  • Physical Education - 0.5 credits
  • Electives - 7.5 credits
  • Senior One Day retreat: Those seniors who do not participate in the Kairos Retreat attend a one-day retreat within the school year. A senior retreat is mandatory for graduation
  • Christian Service Hours: Freshman - 10 hours; Sophomores - 12 hours; Juniors - 16 hours; Seniors - 20 hours
Science class

Special programs, programs of study... add

Special Programs

Accelerated/Honors Program, Advanced Placement Program, Diocesan Scholars Program - Dual Enrollment Agreement with Local Catholic Colleges and Universities, PJPII Scholars Program - Dual Enrollment Agreements with Immaculata Univresity and River University, Micorsoft IT Academy, Vocational/Technical Program, STEM

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: N/A

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1139 (1600)


Pope John Paul II High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Performing Arts
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Campus features

Students receive a netbook at the start of the school year. Building features include 29 wireless classrooms, five science laboratories, three computer labs, T.V. studio, 72 seat chapel, 1,200 seat auditorium, 1,000 seat gymnasium,432 seat cafeteria, Smart Boards, 6 competition-level sports fields, all weather surface on running track. Communication System for all computers, highspeed wireless in all classrooms.

Extracurricular activities

  • Band
  • Book Club
  • Community Service
  • Cultural Awareness Club
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Games Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Mathletes
  • National Honor Society
  • Photo Club
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Robotics
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

Admissions Requirements



Not required



CEEB 394303

Estimated Costs


$750 ESL

$900 School Lunches

$925 Transportation (if required)

$1,500 Student Account

$1,073 Health Insurance

$1,750 International Fee

$3,150 School Fee

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