St. John Paul II Catholic High School is a ministry of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. It is the only Catholic high school between Jacksonville and Pensacola. St. John Paul II educates students from diverse backgrounds in a nurturing, Christ-centered, Catholic environment.
St. John Paul II is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We received notable commendations through reaccreditation in 2003 and 2008. Our student body includes families with diverse backgrounds and experiences from the larger Tallahassee community, surrounding counties and various foreign countries.
Our administration uses the full series of ACT testing to measure student performance and progress from admission to graduation. Our graduating classes earn, on average, over $2,800,000+ in merit scholarships from colleges and universities throughout the country.
Graduating classes from the past eight years have placed students at some of the most prestigious colleges in the United States, including three at the United States Naval Academy, Columbia University, Duke University, Northwestern, University of Florida, Florida State University, Ave Maria University, Spring Hill College, Catholic University, Emory, Georgia Tech, Stetson University, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Rhode Island School of Design, Elon University, University of North Carolina, Savannah College of Art & Design and many more.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School has an instructional staff of 23 professionals which includes a President, Principal, Director of Operations, Guidance Counselor, Media Specialist, Athletic Director, and 21 classroom teachers, with a combined average of 13 years experience in education. Our student body is composed of 18% Hispanic, 9% African-American, 5% Asian, 3% Multiracial and 65% Caucasian students.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School admits students of any race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and other activities generally accorded or made available to the students at our school, nor do we discriminate in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, athletics, or any other school administered program.