• Open House Benefiting JPII

    John Paul II Center invites you to West Reading’s best kept secret! Join us for an Open House. By shopping at It’s a Gift! during the Open House, not only will you receive a 20% discount on all purchases, but John Paul II Center will receive 20% of all proceeds!...

  • Meet Our Two New Teachers

    Laura Tranovich Meet Mrs. Tranovich, our new Primary Room 6 teacher. Rene with the interview: Rene: What do you like about being the teacher of room 6? Laura: What I like most is the flexibility of my day and getting to know the “Littles” of the school. The building and...

  • A Chef’s Dinner

    Let’s Eat! During the night of our 2018 Legacy Gala, we auctioned off two dinners that included a night of fine dining prepared by not only Chef Tim Twiford, but our students and adults too. The idea went along with our “garden to table” Gala theme. To further illustrate this,...

  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    Throughout the Summer, the (JPII) Adult Program is going on a figurative journey “Around the World in Eighty Days.” Using the book (of the same title) as a field guide, individuals will be learning about maps, transportation, and various locations throughout the world. Phyllis, one of the Adult Program’s Direct...

  • Garden Renovations

    Garden Renovations Thanks to funding raised through our Legacy Gala, a topsoil donation, and some amazing friends (Priscilla, Edwards Landscaping, Berks Soil and Stone) and volunteers, our garden renovation is looking great! Take a look at the progress. The old walkway surrounding our garden made it difficult to safely walk...

  • Thank You from Our Graduates

    John Paul II Center is a non-profit school for students like Grant and Carlos who, along with their families, rely on the generosity of the community. Both Grant and Carlos would like to say “thank you” for supporting their educational journey. Dear Donors, My name is Grant Grauf. I have...

  • Meet Our 2018 Graduates!

    The school year is winding down and we have two students who will be graduating: Carlos Camacho Carlos first started at JPII at the age of 16. He came from an urban school and was shy and quiet because he was taught to never stand out. However, after a few...

  • Beat the Summer Slump

    Beating the Summer Slump is tough but we’ve compiled a list of go-to’s to start your Summer off on the right foot. So celebrate with us by congratulating Jennifer and Melissa on their SWEAP employment and by educating yourself about what you can do this summer to keep your kids...

  • Meet: Matt

    Matt S. has been part of the John Paul II Center program since he was five years old.  Today – nearly 31 years later – he continues to reach milestones and gain life skills designed to promote his confidence and become more independent. Through the JPII adult program’s person-centered care...

  • Namaste From JPII

    Nate Berkus once said “You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” With that in mind, we recently started exploring the world of Yoga. Headed up by our Behavioral Specialist, Sarah Harris explains...