Monday, January 18, 2010
"The Glory of God is the Human Person Fully Alive."
Imagine a school where the state’s 100 meter track champion sings in the Advanced Choir, where the captain of the football team is also the youth governor of Tennessee, where an all state soccer player performs in the school orchestra, where honor students mentor younger students struggling in their studies and where students serve the needs of the less fortunate each year as part of the core curriculum.
Imagine a high school where students take foreign language and fine arts for a minimum of three years, a school whose students have earned over 150 A.P. Scholar awards over the last two years, where students come to school early and leave late to receive extra tutoring from their teachers, a school where students are encouraged to think, to ask questions, and to challenge assumptions.
Pope John Paul II High School was founded in 2002 for the purpose of building Renaissance young men and women. We believe, with St. Irenaeus (pictured), that "The glory of God is the human person fully alive.” When students stretch to become scholars, when they strive to be the best singer, the best artist, the best athlete, the best person they can be, they glorify God by using the talents he has given them. Therein is their fulfillment and happiness. We want nothing less for them.