St. John Paul II School

Southern Pines, NC
St. John Paul II School building

A Message From the Principal

Welcome to Saint John Paul II Catholic School. We welcome you to a shared commitment to the values and philosophy of a Catholic education.

Our faculty, staff, and administration are here to work hand in hand with you to promote academic excellence and spiritual development in the context of the teachings of the Catholic Church. We believe your child will thrive with love, guidance, and academic rigor appropriate to her or his developmental needs.

We are excited to welcome your children and your families to work together with God’s guidance.  Allow Christ to be our Light as we pray for a great partnership with you. We ask God that we may carry this good work to completion in His name.

~ Christ Be Our Light

Marian V. Kajfez

Mrs. Marian Kajfez


St. John Paul II Catholic School, a mission of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, is dedicated to preparing the hearts and minds of our students for spiritual growth, academic excellence, personal responsibility, and service to others according to the teaching of the Roman Catholic faith.


Saint John Paul II Catholic School is a traditional Catholic school faithful to the teaching magisterium of the Church. We provide a quality education instilling moral and intellectual virtues in a safe, nurturing environment for students in preschool through eighth grade.

We foster the development of the whole child and provide an education integrating academic instruction in the message of Jesus, Catholic doctrine, values, moral standards, and attitudes. On this foundation, students will build the moral, spiritual, and intellectual character necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities they will face in a complex world.


Our academics are rigorous and challenging. SJPII follows the curriculum of the Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Schools Office, which incorporates both the National Standards and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The staff works hard to get to know each child well and, subsequently, provide a quality learning experience tailored to each child’s needs. We participate in the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and class scores indicate that our students score above the national average in all subjects. All students participate in music, art, Spanish, physical education, and health. Our middle school students may take up to two high school-level mathematics courses.


Saint John Paul II Catholic School believes in encouraging students to participate in activities beyond the school day. Doing so, allows children to interact with their peers and adults outside of their  classroom environment, pursue interests, and develop new skills. We offer a wide range of activities for all ages. The  athletic program offers running club, for grades K and up, middle school golf, soccer, cross country, basketball, girls volleyball, and boys baseball. Some of our clubs include: Lego Robotics, Jr. (Grades 1-3) Lego Robotics, (Grades 4-8), drama, Girls Who Code, MathCounts, Homework Club, ukulele, and others.


Year the school opened: 2002
Number of students: 241
Number of days per week students attend Mass: 1
Average class size: 22
Teacher and TA/student ratio: 1:15
Tuition assistance: 63 scholarships offered

2922 Camp Easter Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387
United States