Welcome to the Columbia Campus
At Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, we recognize that parents are the primary teachers of their children. We are fortunate that so many parents have entrusted us to be their partners in this teaching journey. We appreciate and respect the sacred trust that they have bestowed upon us as we seek to honor our mission to prepare the students to grow in faith and knowledge in a safe, nurturing, structured, and culturally diverse environment. Our challenging and rich academic and fine arts curriculum helps our students to develop the essential skills to become productive, responsible global citizens and positive young men and women who possess a love of God, of learning, and of service to others.
Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Columbia Campus has been at the heart of the dynamic North Dorchester neighborhood in Boston since 2008. We attract students from the nearby community as well as the greater Boston area. We emphasize building community both within our school and with the outside world. Within the school, each student belongs to a “family,” which includes a student from each grade. In the broader community, our parent corps sponsors and supports many of the Dorchester neighborhood traditions. Students are involved with an array of social service activities, and have international involvement as well.
I would like to take this time to thank our teachers for all they do during the school year. They spend much time after school hours to prepare lessons, correct papers, organize plans and prepare for many special activities. Many times they spend their own money on supplies and materials to provide some of the “extra special” activities and lessons. They always put in 110% effort!! I am very proud of my faculty and staff, and most importantly, they are always willing to help me and each other whenever the need arises. Kudos to our teachers! We have the very best.
Please take the time to fully explore the rich content created for you, and remember, a visit is worth a thousand clicks. The best way to truly understand everything that the Columbia community has to offer is to come see us at 790 Columbia Road in Dorchester, MA. We look forward to seeing you! We invite prospective students and families to find out more about the SJPII experience by contacting our office at (617) 265-0019 ext 7101.
Claire F. Barton Sheridan
Principal, Columbia Campus
The Academy is a legacy school of St. Angela, St. Ann, St. Gregory, St. Mark, St. Kevin, St. Margaret, Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Peter, and St. William parishes in Dorchester, MA.