Frequently Asked Questions
Why a Catholic high school?
The mission of the school is to further the spiritual growth and development of high school students in the Roman Catholic tradition in an environment where prayer and devotion to God can be freely expressed and students can reach their full human potential. John Paul II Catholic High School immerses young adults in a Catholic college preparatory high school community where scholarship is highly valued, faith is lived concretely, and the moral life is honored.
A deeper illustration of our school’s successful lifestyle of learning approach and the values that define it can be found on our Mission and Curriculum pages.
Where do students who attend JPII come from?
JPII is a regional diocesan high school and attracts students from across eastern North Carolina from Morehead City to Farmville. Our inclusive atmosphere, accessibility, and emphasis on exploration makes us a true representation of our region’s diversity.
How many students attend JPII?
There are currently 60 students enrolled at JPII. The projection is to increase each class size to 100 or more students per grade.
What is the curriculum?
JPII includes and exceeds North Carolina high school academic standards. Not only do we conduct academic rigor in this classroom, but as an alternative to public school we provide a lifestyle of learning that extends to student life, athletics, and spiritual life. JPII prides itself on the education of each aspect of the student, of the mind, body, and spirit. This is an effective practice of college preparation that cannot be found solely in a traditional classroom setting, and provides a multi-faceted college preparation experience. We also offer unique collegiate preparation courses that teach effective academic skills, like study habits, writing, researching, and presentation. Additionally, we offer a senior thesis seminar as a capstone course as well as a senior internship experience. Our curriculum is designed for students to attain acceptance and achieve success at the college of his/her choice.
A comprehensive look at our curriculum can be found here.
What about religion?
Theology classes are taught each of the four (4) years at JPII. In addition, weekly Eucharistic adoration and a weekly Mass are celebrated together as a school. We seek to live the liturgical calendar. JPII leads an inclusive environment that prides itself as a diverse representation of its region. Students of all backgrounds and beliefs are welcome at JPII, and may participate in confession and weekly Mass. Our theology courses study a multitude of worldwide religions and their beliefs in order for the student to explore and strengthen their own perspective of faith. Seniors conduct a capstone thesis project that uses academic writing, research, and discussion to explore a philosophical dilemma in religion and reason.
How is the school financed?
A cost-based tuition fee schedule is used to fund day to day school operations. This is supplemented by an energetic fundraising program.
How much is tuition?
Currently, tuition is set at $7,800/year with additional registration and academic material fees.
An independent needs analysis program (FACTS Grant and Aid) is used to help determine if a student may qualify for financial assistance. Within the limits of our funding, we try to make a Catholic high school education available to all who desire this opportunity. Financing options are also available from Your Tuition Solution.
Is there a school counselor?
Yes. Academic and college counseling services are offered. Individual faculty advising begins in the 9th grade. Each student receives personalized guidance through high school in order to explore their opportunities and attend the college of their choice.
What electives are offered?
Electives are determined by student demand. Some current electives include art, orchestra, engineering design lab, forensics, psychology, sociology, and yearbook.
A comprehensive look at our extracurricular activities can be found here.
Does the school have a gymnasium?
Yes, the gym is located on our athletic complex (3250-A Dickinson Avenue in Greenville). An athletic campus is being built adjacent to the academic campus that includes a new gymnasium, baseball and softball fields, beach volleyball courts, soccer/lacrosse field, and a field turf football stadium with surrounding track.
What facilities are in place now?
The JPII academics campus totals 24,000 s.f. and is located at 2725 E. 14th Street in Greenville.
What sports are offered?
Currently JPII fields teams in:
Who are the faculty?
The principal, Mr. Craig D. Conticchio, is an exceptional educator, leader, and devout Catholic. He leads a dedicated staff of 15 faculty, all with advanced degrees and all with credentials.