Pope John Paul II High School (Louisiana)

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Pope John Paul II Catholic High School
1901 Jaguar Drive
Slidell, Louisiana, (St. Tammany Parish), 70461
United States
Coordinates 30°16′47″N 89°44′37″W / 30.27972°N 89.74361°W / 30.27972; -89.74361Coordinates: 30°16′47″N 89°44′37″W / 30.27972°N 89.74361°W / 30.27972; -89.74361
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Totus Tuus
(Totally Yours)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Karol Józef Wojtyła
Opened 1980
School district Archdiocese of New Orleans
Superintendent Dr. Jan Daniel Lancaster
Principal Martha Mundine
Asst. Principal Lise Bremond
Chaplain Fr. Pat Wattigny
Grades 912
Gender Co-ed
Hours in school day 7.25
Classrooms 20
Color(s) Scarlet, Navy and Gold             
Athletics conference 2-AA
Mascot Jaguar
Team name Jaguars
Rival Archbishop Hannan High School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Publication Jaguar Journeys
Newspaper Jaguar Journal
Dean of Students Roy Delaney
Guidance Counselor Salvatore Vinterella
Athletic Director Mark Jeanmard
Director of Campus Ministries Michael Bourgeois

Pope John Paul II High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Slidell, Louisiana. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.


Pope John Paul II High School was established in 1980.[2] The first Principal of Pope John Paul II (PJP) was Glenn Gennaro. Since then, there have been five principals: James Klassen, Lawrence Keller, Carmen Schexnaildre, Richard Berkowitz, and the present principal Martha Mundine.


PJP offers a college-preparatory standards based curriculum interwoven with the Catholic Identity Standards prescribed by the U.S.C.C.B. In addition to its basic college-prep classes, PJP offers an array of Advanced Placement, dual enrollment and virtual courses to suit any type of student.

Extra-Curricular Activities[edit]

PJP offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities to suit every possible interest of its students.

Athletic offerings include:

  Boys: football, swimming, cross country, 
  power lifting, soccer, basketball, baseball, 
  golf, track & field, dance team and cheerleading.
  Girls: volleyball, swimming, cross country, 
  power lifting, soccer, basketball, softball, 
  golf, track & field, dance team and cheerleading.

Clubs include: National Honors Society, Student Council, History Club, Environmental Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Foreign Languages Club, Fine Arts Club, Choir, Pep Band, Chess Club, Students Against Substance Abuse, Speech & Debate Club, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Liturgy Team, Retreat Team, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Adoration Team, Sanctity of Life Club, Media Club, and Robotics.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ PJPIIHS. "School Brochure" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-11. [dead link]

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