Lincoln Park, Michigan –

The Archdiocese of Detroit is proud to announce the new

“St. John Paul II Classical Catholic School”.

It is the first classical school of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Centering on teaching a Catholic curriculum focused on universal truths with an emphasis on grammar, logic and rhetoric. The transition is part of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s “Unleashing Our Catholic Schools” vision, in which Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron has asked all archdiocesan schools to undergo a “missionary conversion” to be “proudly Catholic, academically excellent, accessible to all and sustainable for the future.”

The Catholic classical model of education helps students to discover knowledge and truth that is ordered, coherent, and integrated, which is rooted in the wisdom of the past, particularly in western civilizations such as Greece and Rome. The transcendentals of truth, beauty, and goodness are heavily emphasized.

The classical approach to education is conveniently laid  out in three stages of development known collectively as the Trivium (Latin for “a meeting of three roads”), which are grammar, logic and rhetoric. The study of Latin, art and music are integrated throughout all three stages of the Trivium.

These foundations of classical education successfully equip young people to faithfully navigate today’s secular and rapidly changing world.

Whether you are new to the community and where thinking of having your children receive a Catholic education, or still have children at St. John Paul II School, we welcome you explore this new approach in the classical school way.

For more information, please contact the school office at 313-386-0633.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – For all online forms, including registration for the 2019 – 2020 school year, click here.

Principal: Mrs. Lupinacci



Address: 1590 Riverbank St., Lincoln Park, MI 48146 (Map)

Phone: (313) 386-0633


A look back…


Another academic school year has started at our Parish school!

Mrs. Lupinacci and the wonderful teachers at JPII welcomed the students and parents with warm smiles…and lots of hugs!

The first school day began with the 8th graders leading the school in prayer. Students were busy learning new routines and getting to know their new teacher and classmates.

Fr. Mike also visited each class to wish a happy school year. Truly a great start for our John Paul students!

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