Academics

Paris2013notredamekidsJPII believes there’s no better way to learn about other cultures and better understand our own than to travel aboard.

The Fall Break pilgrimage to Rome is a week long religious experience meant to highlight the Church’s most significant historical and spiritual places outside of the Holy Land. Students and parents will visit the Vatican, attend a papal audience, tour all four major basilicas, visit the home city of St. Francis of Assisi, and others. Each day will include Mass, celebrated by JPII’s chaplain, Father Gilstrap.

The German Exchange is a unique experience for high school students. Those who participate will be paired with a German high school student at St. Mauritz Gymnasium, a Catholic high school in M√ľnster, Germany. JPII students host their German partner for 10 days in the spring, and then stay with that same partner in Germany in the summer. While in Germany, students will spend 5 days in Munich, visiting BMW world headquarters, Dachau concentration camp, and the Alps. Other day trips are taken to a variety of locations with the German host families.

Contact Mr. Brian Thomas for more information, brian.thomas@jp2hs.org.