Students have access to the latest technology in the classroom and computer lab, enhancing their experience with traditional textbooks and hands-on learning. Classroom teachers incorporate STREAM activities and the Catholic faith into their daily lessons.
Students in 5th-8th grade participate in Band or Choir attend the Bishop Miege Music Festival and perform locally throughout the year.
The Enrichment Program at JPII is designed to assist students in acquisition of skills needed in order to be successful in the 21st century. In the future, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and problem solving will be necessary in order to be a valued member of society. Here at JPII, students will engage in weekly faith-infused projects that promote all these characteristics.
In the Learning Center, we have resources available for all students. Small groups are used to re-teach lessons presented in class, to strategy-build and for extra work time. We have quiet areas for students to work or take a test. We provide alternative seating available for students who have an educational plan. The Learning Center facilitate students of all abilities to help them succeed and learn at their own pace.
This year's Makerspace included the Lego Wall and Building Corner, activities with coding and circuits, 3D printer presentation, SCRAPS KC station, a Duct Tape Fashion Show, putt-putt golf, and Makerspace booth presentations by 8th graders.
John Paul II students earned multiple ribbons in the 2020 Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Virtual Fair!
JPII's team of 4th and 5th graders submission of "The Power of the Swarm - Using Swarm Intelligence to Solve Real-World Problems", was chosen as a Top 20 Finalist in the Burns and McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition! The STEM competition challenged students in grades K-12 to design an exhibit for Science City. There were over 800 entries and our school made the Top 20!