Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy was established in 2008 in response to the reality facing several single parish schools as they tried to survive financially amid aging school buildings, decreased enrollment, the demand for state-of-the-art curricula and technology and the move from religious to lay faculty.
Seven Boston parish elementary schools (St. Ann, St. Gregory, St. Mark, St. Kevin, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta – formerly St. Margaret’s, St. Peter and St. Angela) were consolidated and merged into the Academy. Important to all involved was the creation of a cohesive school, where all students enrolled in any of the seven parish schools at the time of the merger would be guaranteed a place in the school. When the Academy opened in September 2008, well over 90% of students from the parish schools enrolled in the new regional school.
Our alumni play a key role in the future of the Academy through their needed financial support, time spent volunteering and reinforcing the benefits of a Catholic education. We need your involvement!