The Mission of John Paul II Academy is to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through the Catholic tradition and a rigorous classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue. A Classical Education is an education aimed at human excellence. It is traditional in the ends it pursues, in the materials it uses, and in the methods it employs. Classical schools seek to cultivate virtuous habits of thought and action in order to orient students’ minds and affections to the true, the beautiful, and the good. To this end, classical schools offer a traditional course of study that focuses on the liberal arts and sciences, and a traditional pedagogy that emphasizes active forms of learning. Goodness is found in the realization of something’s intended purpose defined by its maker. Therefore, goodness is only possible in the light of objective truth. Often today, goodness is defined by emotion over intellect and popularity over proven. With goodness and truth, we find beauty. John Paul II Academy values the foundation the subject material provides, but also the intangibles that make up much of a liberal arts curriculum. As children develop in their intellect and their moral habits, beauty is discovered. You now have an opportunity to pursue a better educational choice for your child that is more rigorous, less costly, less intrusive, and more accountable.
“It makes no small difference, then, whether we form habits of one kind or of another from our very youth; it makes a very great difference, or rather all the difference.” – Aristotle “It ought to be the oldest things that are taught to the youngest children, the assured and experienced truths that are put first to the baby.” — G. K. Chesterton