Do I have to be Catholic to attend John Paul II?
No. The child nor the family are not required to be Catholic. In fact 2/3 of our students are non-Catholic. We take children and adults of all faith. There is no discrimination.
What if I can’t afford tuition?
Every child receives some financial aid. Your tuition amount is based on what you’re able to pay. No family has ever been denied acceptance due to financial reasons.
How do I register my child?
Call the school to set up a tour of the program. Records are reviewed of the child to make sure we can meet the needs of the child. The child also needs the opportunity to meet the teacher. Once it’s determined we can meet their needs it’s a matter of filling out a registration form and applying for financial aid.
How is your program different from other programs?
We are a small school that focuses on each individual child. We have a 5:1 student to staff ratio with small class sizes. Our program is individualized for each student based on their IEP. We offer programs that you may not find in other schools such as Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Creative Drama, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and our Work for Independence Program.
Do you go year-round?
Our school age program operates the typical school year from August to June. We have the usual holidays off throughout the year. Our adult program operates year round with holidays off.
Is there only a certain time of year I can register?
Registration is open year-round. As long as we have space in the classroom you can register your child and start any time throughout the year.
How are you connected and supported by the diocese?
Even though John Paul II is incorporated, we are still under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Allentown. The Bishop has final approval on all governing matters concerning the school. The diocese also provides financial services and human resource services. Financial support is received through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
If you still haven’t found the answer to your question, please feel free to use our Contact page, or call us at 610-777-0605.