St. John Paul II Catholic High School (Alabama)

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St. John Paul II Catholic High School
7301 Old Madison Pike

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United States
Coordinates34°42′36″N 86°41′42.5″W / 34.71000°N 86.695139°W / 34.71000; -86.695139Coordinates: 34°42′36″N 86°41′42.5″W / 34.71000°N 86.695139°W / 34.71000; -86.695139
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoLearn Enthusiastically, Lead Honorably, Live Responsibly
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Head of schoolDr. Jeremiah H. Russell
ChaplainRev. Jonathan Howell
Enrollment336 (2020-2021)
Student to teacher ratio9:1
Color(s)Green, Silver and Black    
Team nameFalcons
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
NewspaperFalcon Flyer (on hiatus)
AffiliationNational Catholic Educational Association[1]

St. John Paul II Catholic High School is a coed grades 9-12 college preparatory school, located in Huntsville, Alabama. St. John Paul II Catholic High School is the only Catholic parochial high school in the greater Huntsville area. It was founded in 1996 on 4810 Bradford Drive, known as Catholic High. A new 55-acre (220,000 m2) campus was completed in late 2010 in Thornton Research Park. The new campus includes a chapel, academic wings, auditorium, gymnasium, and athletic fields.

The boys' cross country team took the state championship in 2019 and placed as runners-up in the state in their respective division in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. The girls cross country team took state runners-up in 2018 and 2019. [3]

St. John Paul II Catholic High School is governed by a Board of Trustees in accordance with policies of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(SACS)[2] and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).[1] Go Falcons!


  1. ^ a b NCEA. "NCEA School Locator". Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  2. ^ a b AdvancED. "AdvancED-Find Accredited Institutions". Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  3. ^ "AlabamaRunners | Alabama High School Running News and Videos | Cross Country and Track & Field". AlabamaRunners. Retrieved 2016-01-16.

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