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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In early May, JPII President, Therese Allin was honored at the Soroptimist 2024 South Sound Exceptional Woman awards banquet. Therese was recognized for her commitment to service and the JPII community. Another member of the JPII community, Kim Kondrat, was honored for her service with Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s homeless shelter and outreach work.


JPII received a Niche rating of A+ this year, besting area schools! The Olympian recognizes JPII’s success in a recent article linked here. With 18 honors, AP, and college credit courses, JPII’s rigorous academics prepare students for college and career success. Niche also recognized JPII as the top school for STEM in Thurston County and […]


On Saturday, November 4, the girls cross country team for Pope John Paul II High School defended their State Championship title, winning for the 4th consecutive year. Freshman Ruby H. finishing in 19:29.10, was crowned the individual state champion for girls 1B/2B, the first JPII athlete to do so. Junior, Ariel B. placed 4th overall in a […]


JPII was recently awarded the prestigious honor of #1 Private School in Thurston County by Niche, a huge online database of schools and colleges in America. Niche, which has over 140 million reviews and ratings, uses an in-depth ranking system to compile its results. On a national level, College Board announced this week that JPII […]


Over 600 Catholic school students from pre-K-12th grade attended the South Sound Catholic Schools Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 12 at Saint Martin’s University. This annual Mass kicks off the new school year by calling on an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. JPII is grateful to SMU for opening Marcus Pavilion as a […]