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Pope John Paul II High School (Massachusetts)

Pope John Paul II High School
120 High School Road
Hyannis, Massachusetts, (Barnstable County), 02601
 United States
Coordinates 41°38′53″N 70°17′5″W / 41.64806°N 70.28472°W / 41.64806; -70.28472Coordinates: 41°38′53″N 70°17′5″W / 41.64806°N 70.28472°W / 41.64806; -70.28472

Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 2007
Oversight Diocese of Fall River
Head of school Christopher Keavy
Grades 912
Age 14 to 18
Enrollment 301
Color(s) Blue & Gold          
Athletics conference Cape & Islands League
Mascot Lions
Rivals Harwich, Cape Cod Tech, Upper Cape Tech
Accreditation(s) New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Communities served Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket
Assistant Principal MonaLisa Valentino
Admissions Director Albert E. Catelli
Development Director Albert E. Catelli
Athletic Director John J. Muldoon 'The Big Lion'

Pope John Paul II High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Hyannis, Massachusetts. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River.


Operated by the Diocese of Fall River, Pope John Paul II High School opened in 2007 to serve the residents of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In June of 2013, the Diocese unified Pope John Paul II High School with St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School (grades 5–8). The schools are located across the parking lot from each other. They operate as a 5–12 school with separate campuses for middle school and high school. The schools are open to not only families of the Catholic faith, but followers of all religions.

Pope John Paul II High School is located in the old Barnstable High School building in downtown Hyannis, off of Main Street. The school has a 500-seat auditorium renovated by Mr. Fish for stage productions and assemblies.

Major renovations such as a fitness center, full-length lockers, classroom redecoration, new locker rooms, a new chemistry lab, a and an iMac graphics design lab were all part of the restoration.

Currently, 301 students are enrolled in grades 9–12. The school graduated its first senior class (27 students) in June 2011 with 100% of the class accepted to college. Since its inception, the school, has a 100% college acceptance rate.

The New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) granted the school a maximum 10-year accreditation in December 2010.

One Crazy Summer a 1986 romantic comedy film written and directed by Savage Steve Holland was filmed at this school, which was renamed Generic High School for the opening graduation scene. [2]

Mission Statement

Pope John Paul II High School is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school serving students and families of all faiths from Cape Cod, the Islands, and surrounding towns. We are one community committed to academic excellence and spiritual growth. Inspired by the life and example of Pope John Paul II, the integrated academic, spiritual, and co-curricular programs challenge young men and women to be intellectually accomplished, skilled leaders who develop personal relationships with God. Pope John Paul II High School students respond generously to the needs of others and possess a strong desire to “communicate Christ” in all that they say and do. [3]

Athletics & co-Curricular Activities

Pope John Paul II High School is a member of the MIAA and has 18 interscholastic sport teams competing at the varsity level. The majority of teams compete in the Cape & Islands League. The football team competes in the Catholic Central Small conference. The other members of the Catholic Central Small are Cathedral High School, Lowell Catholic High School, Trinity Catholic High School, Marian High School, Pope John XXIII High School, St. Clement High School, and Matignon High School.

The baseball team won the Division 4 South Section Championship in 2013. They play their home games at McKeon Park located behind the school. The Hyannis Harborhawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League play their home games at McKeon Park.

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