John Paul II High School (Plano, Texas)

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John Paul II High School
900 Coit Road
Plano, Texas (Collin County), 75075
Coordinates 33°0′45″N 96°45′51″W / 33.01250°N 96.76417°W / 33.01250; -96.76417Coordinates: 33°0′45″N 96°45′51″W / 33.01250°N 96.76417°W / 33.01250; -96.76417
Type Private college preparatory, Coeducational
Motto "Seek to serve"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Opened 2005
President Thomas Poore, M.Ed.
Grades 912
Enrollment 673
Color(s)                Red and Blue and Yellow
Team name Cardinals
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Yearbook 'The Cardinal'
Tuition $14,625
Dean of Educational Operations Steve Mininger, M.Ed.
Admissions Director Mrs. Joey Schewee
Athletic Director Rich Gaffney, MBA

John Paul II High School is a private Roman Catholic college preparatory high school in Plano, Texas. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Their building is over 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) and it can accommodate 1,200 students.


John Paul II High School’s mission is to develop leaders who are critical thinkers and effective communicators, committed to service and rooted in faith. The school, which is sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas, opened in 2005, the result of over 10 years of dedicated study of North Dallas, Collin County and surrounding areas.

John Paul II High School offers a coeducational high school education in a college-preparatory school environment.

The school is located in Plano, in a 300,000 square foot facility with presentation halls, science labs, music rehearsal space, band and orchestra space, a dance studio, two art studios, two gymnasiums, classrooms, and a dining hall. There is a football field and a track. The new east sports complex offers 8 tennis courts, a softball field, and a baseball field.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Academic Decathlon

Currently run by Lauren Hawley

Band Book Club
Cheerleading Choir Drill Team (Cardinal Belles)
Honduran Missionaries

Currently run by Mrs. Reilly

Junior Classical League (Latin Club)

Currently run by Mrs. Hudec

National Art Honor Society
National French Honor Society National Honor Society

Currently run by Mrs. Gatzlaff

Newspaper (Cardinal Chronicle)
Orchestra PAL® (Peer Assistance and Leadership) Poetry Club

Currently run by Mr. Eldridge

Pro-Life Club SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Social Club

Currently run by Mr. Schram

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) Student Ambassadors

Currently run by Mrs. Monk

Student Council
Speech & Debate

Currently run by Mrs. Weinbrenner

Thespians TRUTH (Academic Honesty Council)
Yearbook Cardinal Crew (Mentoring Program) Robotics
Football Volleyball Cross Country (boys & girls)
Basketball (boys & girls) Soccer (boys & girls) Wrestling
Swimming (boys & girls) Baseball Softball
Track & Field (boys & girls) Tennis (boys & girls) Golf (boys & girls)



John Paul II High School has a rich history in athletics. Their basketball team went to the state championship in the 2013-2014 season, but lost to the defending champions Prestonwood Christian. Their athletic program continues to show steady growth. [2] T [3]

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