JPII: Special Education in Shillington, PA

John Paul II Center for Special Learning provides unique special education and social programming for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We believe individuals with special needs have the capacity to make significant contributions to the community and the world by utilizing their God-given talents.

Located in Berks County, JPII is a truly unique school.  Our school-age program fosters learning, growth, creativity, and spirituality in a caring environment. There is always a social aspect to learning too, with group education sessions, field trips, and community interaction taking place on a daily basis.

We also offer our adult program.  It provides opportunities to individuals over 21 not only to maintain skills, but to develop new ones as well.  With superior guidance on multiple levels, each individual is given the attention they need in order to be successful and find meaning in everyday life.

Our Mission

In a safe and nurturing Christian environment, John Paul II Center serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing diversified programs.  We acknowledge the dignity of all learners while challenging them on a daily basis to reach their God-given potential.  Our mission is an expression of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life.

 Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


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