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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The Pope John Paul II High School girls cross country team has won the WIAA/Gesa Credit Union State Championship for the third consecutive year! It was a close race but once again, the Eagles showed their determination and grit, edging out Garfield-Palouse by one point! For the fourth consecutive year, with less than a minute […]


The Pope John Paul II High School girls cross country team has won the WIAA/Gesa Credit Union Academic State Champions Award for achieving the highest grade point average in the girls 1B cross country classification. This is the second consecutive year that our girls cross country team has won the Academic State Championship! Each team […]


The culmination of years of work, the Eucharist was installed in JPII’s chapel tabernacle on Wednesday, October 19th! JPII extends our deep gratitude to Fr. Tim Ilgen of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lacey for saying Mass, blessing the tabernacle and stand and for being responsible for the Eucharist at our school moving forward. This […]


We are pleased to share that seniors Bella K. and Moriah S. have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Bella and Moriah placed among the top 50,000 students in the entire United States who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


In July, JPII hosted its first StellarCamp. Facilitated by JPII faculty member, Dr. Tracy Russell, StellarCamp was a fun space system design camp covering information on orbits, history of space exploration, satellites, rockets and much more. On the last day of camp students had the opportunity to participate in a mini-competition scenario to challenge the […]


The JPII Track & Field team had an incredible 2022 season, wrapping up with the girls team winning the 1B State Champions and the boys placing 3rd!  In individual competition, senior Trevor D. ended his high school career with State titles in the 3200m and 1600m. On the girl’s side, senior Vivi K. earned a […]