To learn more about our school and mission, view our document, John Paul the Great Academy: At A Glance.
John Paul the Great Academy is a small, Catholic, college preparatory school that preserves and promotes the Sacred Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.
John Paul the Great Academy is a private, PK-12 independent school committed to teaching an exemplary, rigorous classical curriculum, and a comprehensive understanding of the Roman Catholic faith. Our co-educational, college preparatory school serves students and their families by emphasizing fidelity to the Magisterium, and by helping them to grow in their Roman Catholic faith. Students are expected to achieve academically beyond their expectations, to grow spiritually through study and worship, and to become leaders within their secular and church communities. Likewise, faculty members will be outstanding role models for living the Catholic faith, and will be master teachers in their respective disciplines. Above all else, John Paul the Great Academy will promote a steadfast, Roman Catholic worldview that emphasizes knowing truth and living a Christian life.
John Paul the Great Academy is an independent Catholic school that features a classical curriculum. It is incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana and is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The Academy offers grades PK3-12.
JPG is a nonpublic approved school according to the State of Louisiana, and is a full member of the National Association of Private Catholic Independent Schools. Its credits are, therefore, recognized by the State, other schools, and all colleges.
John Paul the Great Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and athletic of other school administered programs.
To see our charisms lived out in the daily life of the school, view John Paul the Great Academy: At A Glance.
VERITAS - FIDES - VIRTUS
A charism is the defining quality or character of an organization. In a Catholic school, the mission, activity, and daily life of the students and faculty all express the school’s charisms.
The word charism derives from the Greek root “Charis”, which means beauty, grace, gift, and order. With gratitude, the students and faculty receive the charisms of the academy. With love and fidelity, the students and faculty seek to internalize these charisms and put them into practice each day. The charisms of John Paul the Great Academy are:
Veritas – A formation in Truth, rooted in
Omnia in Excellentia – Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
A Commitment: To Teach as Jesus Taught
Each Faculty and Staff Member at John Paul the Great Academy
begins the school year by formally taking an oath of fidelity
to uphold the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
and to attempt each day to teach as Jesus taught.
The following is the text which describes this solemn commitment:
John Paul the Great Academy is founded on the eternal truths of the Catholic faith, which were revealed by Christ, passed on through His apostles, and sustained through the ages by the intercession of the Holy Spirit.
I therefore swear an oath of fidelity to the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church.
We believe that every student has been given unique gifts and charisms which are absolutely essential to the building of the Kingdom of God.
I therefore commit myself to help every student discover those unique personal gifts within themselves, and to find fulfillment in offering those gifts for the good of others.
We believe that God created each student with a wonderful and powerful mind, a mind made for truth, inquiry, and the joy of discovery.
I therefore commit myself to help each student to cultivate a desire for knowledge and a love of wisdom.
We believe that God created each student with an immortal soul, made for eternal happiness with Him in heaven.
I therefore commit myself to encourage my students to grow in holiness and faith, that they might embrace the call of every person to sainthood.
We believe that Jesus, fully present in the Eucharist, is the source and summit of the Christian life.
I therefore commit myself, by the way I participate in Mass, to teach my students that Mass is not an inconvenience, but a sacred, powerful, and living mystery.
We believe the first mission of a Catholic School is to form young people - mind, body and soul - as disciples of Jesus Christ.
I therefore commit myself never to use my teaching position to undermine the teachings of Christ or His Catholic Church.
We believe that every student is a child of God who possesses infinite dignity and value.
I therefore commit myself to use language which builds up instead of tearing down, which gives respect to my God, my students, and myself.
I commit myself to discipline my students out of love, not frustration.
I commit myself to teach my students
to pray, by the way they see me pray.
to show respect for others, by the way I show respect for them.
to depend on God, by the way they see me depending on God.
And I commit myself above all, to teach my students to become disciples of Christ by the way I seek daily to grow ever closer to Jesus, the master teacher, my master teacher.