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pope john paul ii school students

Investing in Learning to Care for our Community.

4325 S Richmond St.

Chicago, IL 60632

Main Office: 773-523-6161 

Pope John Paul II

Catholic School

Welcoming New & Transfer Students for 2023/2024

An outstanding Preschool - 8th grade Catholic School.

First day of school: August 19th, 2024

Thank you for your interest in our school. ​Please complete this form and someone will be in contact with you to plan a visit to our school. 

Main Office:


Naomii Hodorowich 

Summer Office Hours:


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Welcome to PJPII

Pope John Paul II Community-


I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Kendra Evans and I have taught at PJPII for the past 9 years. It is an honor to now step into the role as Principal and serve the Pope John Paul II Catholic School community for this upcoming school year. 

I graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire with a BA in Secondary Education and Social Science focusing in Political Science and History. I have since received my Elementary education certification and ESL endorsement from Trinity Christian College. I also have obtained my LSB1 endorsement from Roosevelt University. Before coming to Pope John Paul II, I worked as a Reading Interventionist in a public school for 4 years. 

Last school year, I helped create our Parent Events Committee as well as worked alongside Mr. Cahill as Assistant Principal. I look forward to continuing the work this committee started in bringing more events and involvement back to PJPII. 

We are fortunate to have the latest technology to help us make learning fun, engaging, and rigorous. It is my hope that we can use this technology to create more opportunities for our students.

At its conception in 1999, Pope John Paul II was a consolidation of Five Holy Martyrs, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Fatima, and St. Pancratius. It is my hope that the legacy of these schools continue to thrive at Pope John Paul II School. As the only Catholic School in Brighton Park, we must work together to spread the Word of God and Catholic faith to our children and community. 

Together, we continue to Invest in Learning to Care for our Community.


God Bless,

Ms, Kendra Evans

  • Full-time Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds

  • Teacher and Teacher Aide in the preschool classroom. 

  • We accept Action for Children for preschool

  • Before and Aftercare available, we accept Action for Children.

  • Daily religious classes and Sacrament preparation

  • Enrichment Title 1 Class available students in Kindergarten to 5th grade who meet the requirements. Title 1 program provides supplemental education services in Math and Reading so that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education.

  • 70% of our teachers have a Master's Degree

  • We are a Big Shoulders Fund Plus (BSF+) school. 

  • Afterschool clubs

  • Financial aid and scholarships are available from different sources. Contact us so that we can learn more about your student, and share more about our school! 

2024/2025 Enrollment

elementary school students

"My favorite thing about Pope John Paul II School is the staff; they go above and beyond for each child and make sure each child is where they need to be" Brenda, PJP Parent of 2 students & 1 alum

News & Events

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Altar Servers

Student altar servers

Nut Free School



Pope John Paul II Catholic School  lunch menu

New School Furniture, Security Cameras, and Classroom Air Conditioners.

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