St. John Paul II Catholic High School (Florida)

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St. John Paul II Catholic High School
5100 Terrebonne Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32311
United States
Coordinates 30°23′0″N 84°13′13″W / 30.38333°N 84.22028°W / 30.38333; -84.22028Coordinates: 30°23′0″N 84°13′13″W / 30.38333°N 84.22028°W / 30.38333; -84.22028
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Saint John Paul II
Established 2001
School district Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
Superintendent Mike Juhas
President Roy Marien
Principal Greg Monroe
Teaching staff 18.1 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 912
Enrollment 174 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 9.6
Campus size 37 acres
Color(s) Blue and Gold        
Athletics conference FHSAA 3-A
Nickname Panthers
Rival Aucilla Christian Academy & Maclay School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

St. John Paul II Catholic High School, also referred to as "JP2", opened in the fall of 2001 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Tallahassee, Florida. It is the first Catholic high school to be founded in Tallahassee. The first graduating class was in 2004, with the first charter class graduating the next year, in 2005. The John Paul II School campus initially had a gymnasium, chapel, main building, soccer field, and baseball field. A softball field was added in 2013 and opened for the 2014 season. The school has plans for future augmentation. The school also has a wide range of clubs, including (but not limited to) an Automotive Club, Aerospace Engineering club, Literary club, and more.


The school teaches several Advanced Placement Courses including:[3]

  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Art
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Language & Composition
  • AP Literature
  • AP Physics
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish

There are also two on-site Dual Enrollment Courses with Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University.

The arts[edit]

SJP2 has an active drama department, a chorus that competes statewide in choral competitions, a musical instrument program, and a creative arts department that has competed in art competitions and exhibited at various Tallahassee museums and shows. John Paul II School puts on an annual arts and music festival known as SouthWoodStock featuring student and outside artists and musicians.[4]



St. John Paul II High School's mascot is Pep the Panther, and their colors are Blue and Gold. SJPII has seven boys' athletic teams and seven girls' teams.

PEP, the people eating panther

Boys' Sports[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Lacrosse

Girls' Sports[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track
  • Cheerleading *soon

St. John Paul II School hosts the District volleyball, basketball and baseball events.

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