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Pope John Paul II High School

Private | 9-12 | 301 students

We are best known for academics, faith, family.
 
 

 
 

Living in Hyannis

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $167,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,160.

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Posted May 9, 2014

I attended this school until I was a junior, and it was the worst experience of my life. The administration consists of horrible, horrible people who are beyond nepotistic. They try so hard to put up a facade of being a nurturing place, when really the teachers are undereducated bullies. I eventually left because I worried the guidance counselor would sabotage my college application, and truly flourished when I left. I know that had I stayed, I would have ended up in a lesser college than I am now. Please, don't ruin your teenage years by going here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2013

I've been to three area high schools this year alone as a Freshman. Despite having a brother at PJP I thought I'd hate it so it was my last resort. I couldn't be happier at PJP. The classes are interesting and for someone with a 144 IQ that's saying something. All the teachers truly care about the students and the students about each other. I fully recommend this school for anyone looking for a good education, morals, and a happy environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2012

I have two kids in this school and could not be happier. It's not perfect. There have been growing pains, but overall we have been extremely impressed. The teachers are so caring and really push the kids to be the best that they can be. All high school kids should be this lucky to be in such a safe, caring, strive for excellence environment. The best part is how the kids support each other. Everyone's talents are appreciated and respected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2012

I am currently in the Junior class here at Pope John paul, and it's truly a great school. I disagree with the two students prior comments, and think that this school is made up of so many different types of people. The sports do not suck, we are doing pretty well actually. Academics, obviously we are doing well because we just got accredited. It's a family environment, and if you want to be somewhere where nobody cares about you or what you do I suggest not coming here. But if you want a school in which you are cared for, and have an excellent education, i recommend it for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2011

I was glad I transferred here at first and then I later realized if I could I would have never transferred here. Everyone is wicked immature and socially awkward. The classes are wicked easy because the most of the teachers are brand new compared to public schools which have experienced teachers. The rules are horrid and numerous. There are so many kids that go to this school to escape the bullying at their town public school. It is not good because the example set for future is classes is weak and overall afraid of everyone else. The athletes here are ones who didn't make it to their public school varsity teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2011

I am so glad that I am transferring out. If you are socially awkward and want mediocre- no, sorry- terrible academics and awful sports, this is your school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2010

JPII is the best high school on Cape Cod. A rigourous college prep curriculum, AP and Honors options and great co-curricular activities make this place special. The staff and teachers are absolutely top notch. I have lived all over the world and had children in all different kinds of schools and this is the best experience yet! You have to give this place a look if you want your kids to have an edge entering the college years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

In this age of uncertainty and misdirection, Pope John Paul II High School shines. My son is in the original class at JPII and he has not only been challenged academically, he has also developed into a caring, responsible and compassionate young man. JPII has been a safe, rewarding and life changing experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this school. The return on investment cannot be quantified.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 67%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Summer college prep programs
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Christopher Keavy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (508) 862-6339

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Public Transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Campus Ministry
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Reach Out (Leadership)
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$9000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
First grad class June 2011
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Summer college prep programs
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 5%
4 year college - 95%
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120 High School Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
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Phone: (508) 862-6336

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