Pope John Paul II High School
is a private
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, Roman Catholic high school
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in Hyannis, Massachusetts
Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Also it is the commercial and transportation hub of Cape Cod and was designated an urban area as a result of the 1990 census. Because of this, many refer to Hyannis as the "Capital of the Cape"...
. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River
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Pope John Paul II High School opened in 2007 to serve the residents of Cape Cod. It is open to not only families of the Catholic faith, but followers of all religions. It is located in the old Barnstable High School
Barnstable High School is a public high school in the village of Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA, Town of Barnstable. It is the largest high school in Barnstable County on Cape Cod. It is divided into 5 "houses", described as "schools within a school". In the 2010–2011 school year, it had...
building in downtown Hyannis. The school has a 500-seat auditorium for stage productions and assemblies.
The Hyannis Harborhawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League
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play every summer at McKeon Park, which is located behind the school.
Major renovations have already taken place, such as a fitness center, full-length lockers, classroom redecoration, new locker rooms, a new chemistry lab, and an iMac graphics design lab.
Currently, 230 students are enrolled in grades 9-12. The school graduated its first senior class (27 students) in June 2010 with 100% of the class accepted to college
. Pope John Paul II High School expects to have a freshman class of 100 students in the fall of 2011.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) granted the school a maximum 10-year accreditation in December 2010.
Pope John Paul II High School is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school serving students and families of all faiths from Cape Cod, the Islands, and surrounding towns. We are one community committed to academic excellence and spiritual growth.
Inspired by the life and example of Pope John Paul II, the integrated academic, spiritual, and co-curricular programs challenge young men and women to be intellectually accomplished, skilled leaders who develop personal relationships with God.
Pope John Paul II High School students respond generously to the needs of others and possess a strong desire to “communicate Christ” in all that they say and do.
A list of the current co-curricular activities offered at the school are listed below.
Fall Interscholastic Sports
- Co-Ed Cross Country
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Volleyball
Winter Interscholastic Sports
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Ice Hockey
- Coed Swimming
Spring Interscholastic Sports
- Boys Lacrosse
- Boys and Girls Tennis
- Campus Ministry (Crosswalk)
- Literary Magazine
- National Honor Society
- Student Council
- Tech Club