Frequently Asked Questions

When did JPII open?

JPII opened in September 2010 and moved to its newly renovated, long-term home in January 2011. JPII holds a long-term lease on the property, a former Lacey fire station, located at 5608 Pacific Avenue SE in Lacey.

How long will JPII operate in its leased space?

Our board of directors has committed to remaining in the current facility for the long term. The facility’s location is ideal—just blocks from St. Martin’s University and Sacred Heart Church with easy access to I-5 and local bus routes.  The school facility house eleven classrooms, including two full science laboratories, and has the capacity to serve more than 200 students.

What type of program does JPII offer?

JPII is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school that combines rigorous academics, a faith and values-based environment, civic and community service programs, co-curricular activities, and athletics.  Our School nurtures its students’ unique, God-given talents, builds their intellectual capacity, and fosters in them a deep understanding of their roles as both servants and leaders in the world.

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How many students does JPII serve?

In its inaugural year (academic year 2010/2011) JPII enrolled 20 freshman and sophomore students. In September 2016 JPII enrollment reached 88 students.

Who can apply?

Students entering their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years can apply for the 2017/2018 academic year. Transfer students can still be accepted for the current school year. For application information, please see the admissions section of this website or call (360) 438-7600.

Does JPII Only Accept Academically Talented Students?

No.  JPII offers three academic strands: Emerging Scholar, College Prep, and Honors College Prep. Our approach to these strands is highly flexible, allowing each student’s course placements to be tailored individually.  Regardless of placements, all students who graduate from JPII will be prepared to enter and succeed in college.

 Is JPII only for Catholic students?

No.  JPII is open to all young men and women regardless of their faith tradition.  JPII is endorsed by the Archdiocese of Seattle and provides a college preparatory education delivered in a values-based Catholic environment.  Our students will have the opportunity to experience God personally and communally whether they are Catholic or of another faith. Currently, more than 20% of students come to JPII from other faith traditions.

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What sports and co-curricular activities does JPII offer students?

For a young school, JPII offers a wide variety of sports and co-curricular activities, including boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, baseball, fast pitch, cross country, cheerleading, jazz band, drama, history bowl & knowledge bowl, choir, robotics, student government, yearbook, and FBLA. 

How much is tuition?

Tuition for the 2016/2017 academic year is $12,500. JPII is committed to providing students the opportunity to benefit from its unique educational program, regardless of their financial circumstances. Facilitated tuition packages are available.

 How is JPII Governed?

JPII is governed by a Board of Directors who are selected by the Board and approved by the Archbishop of Seattle.  The current members of the Board include educational, religious, and community leaders who are committed to the vision and mission of the School.  JPII is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Is JPII accredited?

JPII is fully accredited by WCEA.