Student Life

Pope John Paul II Preparatory School strives to create a Catholic culture in a cooperative community. Our goal is to foster and develop a sense of morality, responsibility, and social consciousness in each student. 

We want our students to form strong and lasting relationships with their peers, teachers, and coaches, and we provide a variety of events for this to happen. Beginning with the new student orientation to the "Senior Walk" before graduation, students embrace opportunities to have fun. There are pep rallies, tailgates, House games, dances, retreats, community service, and many more opportunities for students to bond and make lasting memories and life-long friendships. 

Pope Prep sixth-grade students had an adventurous and educational class trip at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center in Crossville. Students participated in experiential learning “science survival” activities, including first aid training, shelter building, zip lining, navigation, and archery. They enjoyed a candlelit Night Prayer Service as they reflected on the theme of their trip, “Be the Light.” They had a great two days of learning, growing, and building community with their sixth-grade class! 


The class of 2024 began their senior year of high school with traditional balloons, backpacks, and a blessing from Fr. Ohanaka. God bless the class of 2024 and all of our wonderful students and teachers who begin their new year today!

Pictures courtesy of Andy Telli to The Tennesse Register.

welcome back to school article by andy telli

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Pope Prep App

Have you downloaded the Pope Prep app? Download it today to stay up to date on the latest news stories, events, and special announcements. Visit your app store and search for Pope Prep. Once downloaded to your device, click on "More" in the bottom right to sign up for notifications. Types of notifications we send are for school delays, school closures, and special announcements. You can opt-out of notifications at any time. 

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