About John Paul II Academy
John Paul II Academy is a small, vibrant Catholic elementary
school in the Buechel/Hikes Point area of Louisville, Ky committed
to providing educational excellence in a Christ-centered and
Our dedicated teachers and staff are committed to a highly
individualized approach to each student’s academic progress and
faith formation. This process is enriched by the school’s own
highly diverse student population, which is continuously engaged
to be always inclusive of others and attentive to their wellbeing.
This learning experience, done with utmost care and respect for
all persons is a hallmark of John Paul II Academy.
Our purpose is to graduate students who are proud of their
academic growth and are committed to a life of excellence, who
possess a strong sense of individual responsibility and are eager to
be of service to their community, and who can confidently
embrace ever-changing technology and science – while remaining
firmly grounded in study, faith, and worship.
WE EDUCATE MINDS.
WE ENRICH HEARTS.
WE INSPIRE SOULS.
Our Catholic Philosophy
The impetus of a Catholic education is the development of a genuine Christian love based on the example of Christ. It must engender a love of learning, both spiritual and scholastic; develop an acceptance of one’s uniqueness; afford an atmosphere in which moral values mature; and form attitudes of human dignity and understanding. With the role of parents as the primary educators of their children always recognized, the religious formation of students must follow the catechetical norms and regulations of the Catholic Church by striving to:
- Help students discover the joy of celebrating with their brothers and sisters in the Faith.
- Use natural events in the lives of the students, as well as the scripture, liturgy, and the Church.
- Ensure that the message of Jesus is told to students.
- Nurture the growth of the individual student’s personal relationship with God.