Family Engagement

We like to say that when you are a student at Saint John Paull II Catholic Academy you are part of our family. We couldn’t do what we do without the constant support and involvement of our families. Whether being a regular volunteer, leading an afterschool program or chairing our parent corps, our parents are integral to the life of our campuses.

Parent Corps

The Parent Corps is an Academy-wide Parent Organization. Guided by clearly defined responsibilities, the Parent Corps strives to advance our mission and capitalize on the wealth of resources throughout the Academy.  Ultimately, the work of the Parent Corps enhances the learning environment for our students both in and out of the classroom, and offers parents numerous opportunities to be involved in the school life of their child.

The primary objectives of the Parent Corps are threefold:  to enhance the overall student experience, to encourage parent and family involvement, and to establish SJPIICA as an integral member of the Dorchester, Mattapan, and greater Boston communities.  Every effort and initiative undertaken by the Parent Corps is in support of one of these objectives.

In order for our Parent Corps to be successful, volunteers are necessary.  In addition to the Parent Corps President and Vice President, every campus needs numerous parent volunteers to serve as Chair people of four sub-committees.  Each of the four committees (Student Enrichment, Family Enrichment, Spiritual Enrichment, and Communication/Outreach) is headed by a Chairperson on each of the campuses.  These Committee Chairs are responsible for building a team of parent volunteers on their campus who focus on that specific aspect of Parent Corps.  Working closely with their campus principal, and in collaboration with members from the same committee on other campuses, our Parent Corps Organization helps us to work more effectively, efficiently, creatively, and collaboratively as an Academy.

To become an active member, please attend your next campus Parent Corps meeting as indicated on your monthly calendar, or contact your campus Parent Corps President.

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.