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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.

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

Welcoming, hard-working, dedicated, and knowledgeable are just a few of the adjectives used to describe our faculty and staff. We have worked very hard to compile a quality staff of teachers and aides to promote  professional excellence in all subject areas. Our staff is one of the finest in the greater Chicagoland area with 70% of our teachers currently holding at least one master’s degree or better, some with Special Education and Teaching English Language as a Second Language Certifications.

Each classroom has been outfitted with state of the art Promethean Instructional Panels, and 90% of our students have a Chromebook for school use. We added $150,000 of new, highly functional classroom furniture, to all of our educational spaces, from classrooms to the library. 

As the safety and well-being of our students is first and foremost, installation of 10 surveillance cameras in strategic locations was completed this fall. This $40,000 project will be one that is worth every penny ensuring our students, staff and teacher safety. 

All of these upgrades, along with the incredible support of the Big Shoulders Foundation, will make PJP II a “destination school” on the southwest side of Chicago for years to come.

As you continue to explore the rich history of Pope John Paul II School, I invite you to come and see us in person. We are always eager to welcome prospective students, families, alumni and friends to our building. 

Mr. Philip Cahill, Principal

Pope John Paul II School - “The school where children Care about Learning, but as importantly, Learn about Caring.”

  • 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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Nut Free School



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

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