History of John Paul II Academy
John Paul II Academy is a Catholic Regional Academy located in a neighborhood setting. Established in 2006, it is the first Regional Academy located in the eastern part of Louisville, KY. Evolving from the merging of three parish schools it is enriched by the support of the parish communities of St. John Paul II and St. Bartholomew.
The Academy serves students from three years of age through grade eight. John Paul II Academy was originally accredited through the KYNon-Public School Association and is included in the AdvanceEd (formerly Southern Association of Schools and Colleges) Archdiocese of Louisville Elementary School district accreditation.
The faculty and staff includes a full-time Principal, certified classroom teachers, a licensed counselor, two full-time resource teachers, special area teachers including music, art, STREAM, technology, Spanish, physical education, and library, teaching assistants, one business office person, office assistants, full-time maintenance person, full-time cafeteria manager and cook, full-time after school director and after school care assistants. In addition, we are afforded the services of the active involvement of the parish pastors and their staff.
The facility houses eleven homerooms, art room, STREAM lab, music room, technology lab, resource room, Minds In Motion Room, counselor’s office, faculty and staff lounge, maintenance room, boiler room, school office, cafeteria, library, and business office. The Community Center, also located adjacent to the school, is a fully equipped gymnasium with stage. A track and field area is located behind the main building along with an outdoor environmental classroom. The host parish church is connected to the Academy by outside and indoor walkways.
John Paul II Academy is Regional Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Louisville, dedicated to inspiring excellence in education and preparing our students to be leaders in their community and lifelong facilitators of their faith and learning.