A Message from our Leadership

Welcome to Pope John Paul II High School! For more than a decade I have been blessed to help nurture south sound students through adolescence into young adulthood. As our school has matured, an incredible culture of community has developed. JPII students are challenged to reach their full potential—academically, socially and spiritually—and they are supported... read more

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Pope John Paul II High School successfully hosts “Virtual Open House” for incoming families interested in applying for the 2021-22 school year. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW. All interested students and families are welcome. We will have a variety of Q&A panels, a virtual tour, and a chance to see the JPII educational process in action […]


Posted: December 18, 2020 On Wednesday, December 16th, Governor Inslee announced new guidelines for schools to resume in-person learning. After careful review of these guidelines, as well as the revised recommendations of Thurston County Health Department, JPII will re-open to @CAMPUS learning on January 5th. Thurston County is currently in the “Moderate” category of disease transmission (see the […]


Thank You for Your Interest in Pope John Paul II High School. We are excited you are visiting our site and are considering investing in a JPII education. Whether you are drawn to our college-prep curriculum, our Catholic community, or the seamless integration of advanced technology tools…our passionate and engaging teachers and staff await you. […]


Joe has been nominated by Washington State Superintendent Chris Reykdahl for the 2021 US Presidential Scholars Program recognition award.  Applicants were evaluated on the criteria of academic scholarship, commitment to learning, engagement in activities and service, leadership, resiliency in overcoming challenges, and potential for a productive future. After competing with students at the state level, […]


Archbishop Etienne announced a Year of the Eucharist last summer, which began on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on June 14, and will conclude with the same solemnity on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Mr. Hayden realized this proclamation could provide great opportunities for authentic dialogue among students as they traveled along their […]


Senior Anna Brown Helps Promote the JPII Advantage in ThurstonTalk Anna understands that leaders take initiative. Despite many challenges, she continuously steps up to guide the JPII National Honor Society and actively leads as a contributing member of the student body. As the JPII Annual NHS Chili Drive kicked off, she recognized the obstacles that […]