St. John Paul II Overview

“I wish to experience joy that we find in children, the springtime of our life, the anticipation of the future.” Saint John Paul II
Pope John Paul II Catholic School was built in 2010 and the hub of a vibrant community in Kitchener. We serve a diverse community in a new area of the city. We continue to grow with a current enrolment of 754 students (JK to Grade 8). In the short existence of the school we have experienced the recognition by the Church of the miracles confirmed to Pope John Paul II. Our school changed its name to Blessed John Paul II (2013) and then to Saint John Paul II (2014).

The canonization of Pope John Paul II by Pope Francis in Rome was a very special occasion. Cardinal Collins Skyed with our students having a conversation about the canonization. Our school community uses the example of Saint John Paul II to become better people and to live a life of Love and Hope. Saint John Paul II continues to be a great source of inspiration and role model to our community. As a whole school community, students and staff live out our Board’s Pastoral Theme of “People of Hope”, by using the example of Saint John Paul II in our everyday interactions.

In Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe all of our students have many gifts and talents from God. Our staff, parents and Parish all work together to help develop and nurture those gifts and talents. Together we celebrate our difference and recognize the many similarities we have as a community.

“Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.”
― Pope John Paul II