Athletics

aerialThrough the generosity of many, JPII is blessed to have beautiful athletic facilities to support our 35 teams and school programs.

The school building itself sits high atop a campus of 66 acres and is divided into three main areas: An academic wing on the eastern side of the building that includes 3 floors of classrooms, labs, a chapel, a nurse’s office, student life, and academic offices, and college counseling offices; a middle wing for fine arts that includes a 600 seat auditorium, a band room, three studio classrooms, a choral room, and the student cafeteria; and the athletic wing on the most western side of the building.

On the first floor of the athletic wing there are:

  • a large public gymnasium for basketball and volleyball contests
  • an auxiliary gym for practices and elementary school games
  • a wrestling gymnasium
  • coaches’ offices and the athletic director’s office
  • male and female locker-rooms

after 004In the basement of the athletic wing are:

  • two weight-rooms, one an “Olympic” weight-room for heavy training and building of muscle mass, and the second for circuit training and isometric exercises, both newly renovated.
  • an athletic training room (staffed by a full time, licensed athletic trainer)
  • additional coaches’ offices
  • additional male locker-rooms

 

Outside, on the lower fields beneath the school are:

  • six tennis courts
  • a baseball stadium with bleachers to seat 800 spectators
  • a softball field
  • batting cages for both softball and baseball
  • two full length practice fields

Because of a magnificent gift by Nashville philanthropist Jim Carell, JPII has recently added:

  • A large concessions building that supports both upper and lower fields, which includes concessions, mens’ and women’s rest rooms, a spirit store, and a meeting room

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  • A courtyard plaza and pavilion for outdoor gatherings
  • A renovated upper stadium for lacrosse and football, which includes artificial turf for the upper stadium, new fencing, brick facades around both home and visiting bleachers, a second entranceway into the stadium, and new fencing and landscaping
  • A new 8-lane track and a renovated soccer complex on the lower field, including naturally tiered seating, new side-walking, fencing and extensive storm drainage improvements

The cumulative effect of all these facility upgrades are beautiful to behold. To see aerial views, go here.