Christopher Keavy - Head of Schools

Christopher Keavy
Head of School

St. John Paul II
High School

St. Francis Xavier
Preparatory School

St. John Paul II High School Cross Talk

A Good Friday

First, a moving Catholic Schools Week closing liturgy celebrated by Fr. David Frederici. The theme was 'Celebrate Service', and there's no shortage of JPII students who make service an part of their lives. Check out the remarks given by Tatiana Diaz-Lane, '11 and Ashley Weeks,'11 . Then, a convincing victory for the boys basketball team. Read more…

St. John Paul II High School Cross Talk

Guest Blogger: Cody Edwards at Historic Inauguration

Finally, the whole point of the trip; the viewing of the Inauguration. At 4:00, we received our wake up call — I took a quick, hot shower, put on my clothes (that I had luckily laid our the night before), and rushed out the door, forgetting my lanyard. I quickly ran back to the room to Read more…

St. John Paul II High School Cross Talk

Guest Blogger: Cody Edwards, ’12 on the Way to DC

Freshman Cody Edwards is traveling to Washington, D.C.as part of a student ambassador program to witness President Obama's historic inauguration. Throughout the journey, Cody's "dispatches" can be read here. Saturday, January 17 "Today I left for Washington. I woke up at 8:30 to pack and by 12:00 I was on the road to Hyannis to Read more…

St. John Paul II High School Cross Talk

The Right Habits

Aristotle famously asserts that excellence is not an act, but a habit. We know that our lasting impact on young people comes when we assist them in developing the right habits –habits of personal effectiveness, habits of caring for others, habits of justice, habits of worship and praise. Again this year, 30+ JPII students will Read more…

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Bravo!

Last night's Christmas Pageant of music, dance, and drama left some in tears, many amazed, and all with a new or renewed appreciation for the work of our students. The pageant's strong performances make a statement about who we are and what we can do. In addressing students this morning in assembly, I spoke about how proud I Read more…

St. John Paul II High School Cross Talk

How Many JPII Students Fit into an Alvin’s 7ft Diameter Titanium Sphere?

  Our outstanding science teachers, Mr. Jim Remillard and Mrs. Meg Wile, recently took sophomore students in Honors Chemistry and Marine Science to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute  for some high-tech input and demonstration. The USGS described who the USGS is and what they do, provided perspective about the Catholic church and science, and a demonstrated Read more…

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Go Irish!

As a Boston College grad, I enjoyed the Eagles’ football victory over the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame last weekend. Whether out in the Midwest or here in New England, the gridiron clash between these two outstanding Catholic universities is fun for grads and fans of both schools. It’s funny, though, that my appreciation for Read more…

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JPII Loses a Good One

Sad news befell the JP II community as we learned of the death of Mr. Thomas Eagar late last week. Mr. Eagar had been hired to launch the school’s Latin program this past summer. While he became ill in the final week prior to school’s opening, he contacted a friend, Mrs. Maureen Nicholson, to sub Read more…

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But Then, You Already Knew That…

Ran across a recent, large-scale, international study demonstrating statistically the advantages of Catholic education — for both students and the wider culture. At a time when Catholic schools can no longer rely on a common, institutional understanding of their advantages ("here comes everyone"), leaders must show and tell what we know from our own experiences Read more…

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Lions!

The question  ‘Who earned the first interscholastic athletic victory in JPII history?’ was answered Monday afternoon as the JPII Lions JV Golf team defeated the Sturgis Storm in an abbreviated match at Hyannis Golf Club. Team totals: Lions 198, Storm 209. For the Lion golfers, that didn’t take long — earning a victory in their Read more…

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