We feel certain you will find our school to be a delightful place for children to learn and grow. Prime enrollment for the coming academic year begins in early February after Catholic Schools Week and our annual open house held the last Tuesday of every January. As space permits, we are delighted to accept students throughout the summer, fall, and early winter.


  • Children entering preschool must be four years of age by August 31.
  • Children entering kindergarten must be five years of age by August 31.
  • Students applying for admission in 1st through 8th grades must present a copy of the current report card and standardized test results and any IEP or 504 plan applicable for review and determination of whether our program will meet the educational needs of your child. An interview with the student is often part of the admission process.
  • We may require incoming students to participate in testing in some academic areas.

Registration Documents

Please be prepared with the following documentation at the time of registration:

Acceptance Criteria

We adhere to the following priorities in accepting students at SJPII as openings become available:

1. Members of St. Anthony of Padua and Sacred Heart Parishes
2. Members of other parishes
3. Non-Catholic students 

All new students enter a trial period in which to prove themselves both socially and academically. If during this trial period there are any serious concerns regarding a child’s safety, academic fitness, or general impact upon the learning environment, we may ask a student to withdraw his/her attendance at Saint John Paul II School.

We will admit non-Catholic students whose parents accept the philosophy of Saint John Paul II Catholic School on a space-available basis.

FACTS Tuition Payment Options

Choose a convenient payment option to suit your needs. We draft payments from FACTS account regardless of payment plan selected.

  • 1 Payment – Pay in full by June 1
  • 2 Payments – Pay one-half of the annual tuition in June and the balance in November
  • 11 Payments – monthly installments starting in June and ending in April
  • All tuition payments require enrollment in the FACTS program.
  • Annual non-refundable administrative fee for enrollment in the FACTS program per family:
    • $41 for monthly payments
    • $10 fee for two payments
    • no charge for single pay
  • Returned payments will incur a $30 charge to your FACTS account

St. Anthony of Padua Parish Participation Voucher

We require each family wishing to participate in the parish subsidy program and to receive a St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church active parishioner classification, to complete the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Participation voucher form, have their pastor sign it, and return it to the St. John Paul II School office. Without this signed form, we will assume your family is non-participating and charge the standard tuition rate. We will verify your status as participating parishioners annually.

Families who are relocating to the Moore County area must submit this voucher form, signed by their current pastor, in order to be eligible for the participating parishioner rate. The Catholic transfer status is valid for a six-month period. After six months, we require a voucher from St. Anthony of Padua.

African-American and Native-American Scholarships

On behalf of the Diocese of Raleigh Office of African Ancestry Ministry & Evangelization (AAMEN) and Native American Catholic Community, we offer an opportunity for African-American and Native-American students the to apply for the Tuition Assistance Award for the 2017-2018 school year.

The funds for the awards come from the Black & Indian Missions grant awarded to the AAMEN office. Over the years, the office has provided funds to the Catholic Schools of the Diocese. For the past decade, the focus has shifted towards family assistance instead of schools; thus we encourage financially eligible families, regardless of school, to apply.

Please use the following links to access the applications:

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Saint John Paul II School admits students of any religion, race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or athletic and other school-administered programs.