Participation Over Watching

Profile of the JPII
Graduate at Graduation

Character Formation

The school instills responsibility, good judgment, courage, and self-mastery in its graduates. Successful graduates embrace these virtues and incorporate them into their lives.

– Exercise good judgment in thought, speech, and behavior, choosing good over evil, and truth over falsehood;

– Recognize and accept the consequences of their actions…

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Student Life Calendar

Clubs and Activities

Looking for Interscholastic Sports?

Lion Pride is strong at St. John Paul II High School.

You’ll have numerous opportunities to showcase your gifts or learn new skills.
Many events throughout the year encourage you and your friends to demonstrate your school pride. From Spirit Week class competitions, to the school-wide quiz bowl, to the annual Gingerbread House competition, you’ll inject fun and an invigorating spirit into your educational experience at JPII.

Campus Ministry

Moderator: Mr. Alan Lynch and Ms. Nicole Voci

Campus Ministry is a central group to our school and includes pilgrimages to Ecuador, conducting retreats, opportunities to get involved with Mass and various other service opportunities.

  • Service Trips
  • Service Pilgrimage to Ecuador
  • Eucharist Minister and Lectors
  • Retreat Leaders
  • Global Citizens Justice Club
  • The Brotherhood
  • The Soul Sisters
  • Souper Scripture: Bible Study

Concert Choir

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

Concert Choir is a highly visible performing ensemble that represents JP2 both locally, as well as throughout the northeastern United States. It exposes students to a wide variety of choral literature, from Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony, through modern Broadway standards and contemporary popular selections. This ensemble tours annually, both locally, and to places such as New York City. During the Spring of 2017, the concert choir performed at various locations around Rome, Italy including at the Vatican.

Drama and Performing Arts

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

Our performing arts department allows students to work on improv skills, improve stage presence and learn the art of stagecraft through the Fall Drama and the Spring Musical.

French Club

Moderator: Ms. Elena Mytarkina

The purpose of the the French Club is to gain greater knowledge about French language and culture. Activities may include viewing French films, visiting ethnic restaurants, and preparing and enjoying French foods. You do not need to be studying French to become a member. Soyez le bienvenu!

Girls Chamber Choir

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

This SSA (soprano 1, soprano 2, alto) ensemble showcases the highest level of singing at SJPIIHS for treble voices. As such, a wide variety of choral literature is explored. This ensemble performs and tours with the Concert Choir, as well as on its own.

Jazz Band

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

The Jazz Band is the premier instrumental performing ensemble at SJPIIHS. It endeavors to expose students to the standards of the Jazz repertoire, as well as other contemporary standards. Emphasis is place upon the development of the young musician as both a soloist and ensemble player.


Moderator: Mr. Christopher Keavy

Weekly televised news delivering the latest news and information along with regular weekly segments direct to the JPII Community.

Math Team

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Gaudet

The Math Team takes part in statewide competitions monthly and provides a great way to put your math skills to the test!

Mixed Chamber Choir

Moderator: Mr. Richard Fish

This SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) ensemble is the Honor Choir of SJPIIHS and showcases the highest level of mixed voice singing. As such, it is by audition only, and features the most challenging choral literature available for small ensemble singing.

Mock Trial

Moderator: Mr. John Delea

Students learn the principles of trial advocacy and then apply those principles as they try a fictitious case. Participation fosters increased self-confidence, improved analytical and speaking skills, and the ability to work well with others.

National Honor Society

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Gaudet and Mrs. Claudette Cardey

National Honor Society members are selected based on excellent scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS is involved in fundraisers such as Toys for Tots and the dodge-ball tournament. This group also provides peer tutoring throughout our grade 5-12 school.


Moderator: Dr. Marie Spadoro

Between the Lions” is a student run publication providing information about life at JP2. New and experienced writers are welcome.

Open Art Club

Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Finan

Work on art projects in the art room.

Quiz Bowl

Moderator: Ms. Annie Smith

Practice your trivia and subject expertise competing with other high school teams across Massachusetts.

Reach Out: Student Leadership

Moderator: Ms. Laila Ettefagh

Reach Out is our leadership organization for juniors and seniors. Reach Out assists with events and programs such as new student orientation and open house. This groups plays an important role in supporting the advancement efforts of the school.

Spanish Club

Moderator: Ms. Paige Lightner

Students in the Spanish Club will gain greater knowledge about Spanish language and culture. Activities may include viewing Spanish films, visiting ethnic restaurants, and preparing and enjoying Spanish foods.

Speech and Debate

Moderator: Ms. Annie Smith

Argue your point of view in competition! SJPIIHS is a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Speech and Debate League. This club provides students the opportunity to develop and refine analytical, critical thinking and communication skills through competitive speech and debate.

Student Council

Moderator: Dr. A.J. Ballou

The Student Council at St. John Paul II High School is extremely involved in the life of our school. Its mission is to help build community within the school and to serve as a liaison between the administration, teachers and students.

Through various events and fundraisers, you’ll work with fellow students to be involved with the spirit of the school and to join in community with each other. You could be a Class President, a representative from your class, or be elected to the Executive Board comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.


Moderator: Mrs. Jennifer Finan

This club creates our school’s yearbook. There are many opportunities for leadership roles as editors and photographers. Applications for yearbook editor take place in the spring and students from all grades can be involved.

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