Neponset Campus

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Neponset Campus

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Neponset Campus

Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Neponset Campus is a Pre-K through grade 8 Catholic elementary school located in the Neponset section of Dorchester. Every student at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy is known and loved. As a result, children are prepared spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally and socially to lead a rich, meaningful life in service to others. The Academy is open to families of all faiths and backgrounds. The education, rooted in Catholicism, focuses on such universal values as love, kindness, compassion, equality, justice and service to others.

Salli Ford Principal, Neponset Campus Campus News

What makes your programs unique?

The Academy’s Neponset Campus has been at the heart of the Neponset 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.  In the broader community, our parent corps sponsors and supports many of the Dorchester neighborhood traditions.

What type of technologies do the students use to learn?

At the Academy, students in grades Pre-K to grade 5 have computer once a week.  Students learn the importance of internet safety and what it means to be a good digital citizen. The curriculum includes instruction in the the differentiation of different types of computing, the use of Google Drive and all of its components, and the creation of programs through coding.  Keyboarding is practiced for the most efficient use of the computer, to prepare students for report writing. Online programs that reinforce the students classroom experience are also used during computer instruction time.

Grades 6-8 use chromebooks on a daily basis to enhance classroom instruction.  When additional instruction is needed, the technology specialist is available to work with the students in their classrooms.

What is the cost of yearly tuition?

2023-2024 Tuition Rates

K2 through Grade 8:

1 Student: $5,800
Additional children: $5,100

Preschool, Pre-K, and K1:

K1 Student: $7,500
Pre K Student: $7,500
Preschool Student: $8,900
Do you offer financial aid opportunities?

Yes, we do! All of our students receive a discount on the full cost of tuition when we set tuition rates each year. In addition many qualify for additional support.

  • $2.5M in financial aid was awarded last year to Academy students
  • 68% of early childhood students receive Massachusetts Early Education and Care vouchers for both school tuition (2.9, Pre-K, K1 and K2) and Extended Day programs
  • 55% of Academy students receive financial aid to offset the cost of tuition
How does the application process work?

To secure a seat in one of our classrooms:

  1. Complete an application online
    Application must include a report card (gr. 1-8), birth certificate and health record.
  2. Attend an open house and schedule a visit!
  3. Create a FACTS account
    Once the administration reviews the application, report card and screening tests a decision will be made. Acceptance letter will be mailed along with instructions to set up a FACTS account.

Did you know?

Our middle school students received over $2.5k in aid and scholarships to area high schools last year, and 100 % of our 8th grade students were accepted to two or more high schools.

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77% of our students score above the national mean in MAP reading tests
67% of Academy students are Catholic
100% of students participate in physical education classes promoting a healthy lifestyle
83% of Academy students identify as an ethnic minority. Studies show that students work better in a diverse environment, enabling them to concentrate and push themselves further when there are people of other backgrounds working alongside them.