• Hoops for Hope

    Shooting Hoops for JPII Hoops for Hope is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament organized by students at Berks Catholic with all proceeds benefiting John Paul II Center for Special Learning. If you’re ready to hoop for a good cause, register by clicking below. If you know someone that would like...

  • 2017 Hoagie Sale!

    We’re back at it with our delicious Hoagie Sale! This year, we are offering either Ham or Turkey subs for $4.00 each. All orders are due by May 3, and orders will be fulfilled on May 12! All of the funds raised from our Hoagie Sale go toward student field...

  • Book Talk with Suzie Carpenter

    Please join JPII as we welcome Suzie Carpenter, local author! The event will be held on April 5th at 6:30PM.

  • SC Winter Edition (& Answer Keys)

    Special Connections Winter Edition It’s almost the beginning of March and that means our newest edition of Special Connections should be reaching mailboxes any day now. With that being said, if  you can’t wait or are not on our mailing list, you can view our newsletter by clicking here. If...

  • Catholic Schools Week

    Celebrating Our Catholic Foundation For JPII, Catholic Schools Week is not only a great way to celebrate our Catholic foundation, but it’s a spectacular way for the school to foster community support and assure that we continue to fulfill our mission. The celebration began on January 27th with our annual...

  • Hallway Colloquialisms #17

    It’s a fresh start to a new year and after returning from Christmas break, there is certainly a lot to look forward to. One of the things we look forward to most is the cheer of our students and adults. A year or so ago, we started to record some...

  • Open House

    John Paul II Center for Special Learning is holding an open house that will allow us to share our newly renovated facility with you! Whether you are looking for a new placement for your student our adult with special needs, would like to see the new space, or just curious...

  • Freedom Giving Thanks

    It’s that time of year again where Mr. Freedom says thanks to local non profits! From now until December 23rd, Freedom Auto Group will donate $5,000 a week to a local charity for a grand total of $40,000. It’s called Freedom Giving Thanks and is held by the wonderful Freedom Auto...

  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month

    October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which means it’s an excellent time to educate others on inclusion and advocacy. As explained by the NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society): “Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition and is caused by a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21....

  • Hello, I’m Cruz and I’m Going “Over the Edge”

    My name is Cruz and I am a student in the Secondary Class at John Paul II Center for Special Learning. At JPII, we are always focusing on our ability, rather than our disability. It is all about what we CAN Do, rather than what we can’t. We also are...