Important Notice

Reminder that student drop-off and pick-up are done at the back of the school from 8:15 am - 8:40 am and from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm. The front entrance is not be used except when students arrive before or are being picked up after the bell and are accompanied by a parent. Thank you for your cooperation.

Catholic Education in the Alberni Valley

John Paul II Catholic School joined the Island Catholic Schools’ family in September of 2005. We reside in the building formerly known as Smith Memorial School, which was a Catholic school from 1950/51 – 1975/76.

Currently we have a student population of 94. We have five main classrooms which are as follows: K, 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8. Our average class size is 18. Our staff has grown to 6 teachers, including specialists in PE, Technology, and French. We also have four full time special education assistants.

Our dedicated staff is able to meet the needs of our students whether they need extra help or extra challenges. We offer full day Kindergarten, French, fine arts, technology, ESL opportunities, and P.E. Our staff is fully qualified and certified.

Our students participate in activities sponsored by the Island Catholic Schools as well as events with SD#70.


"Second to None".

Directions to Our School

  1. Go left at the Junction into town.
  2. Turn right at 8th Avenue.
  3. Go approximately two blocks to 4006 8th Avenue.

John Paul ll


I feel very blessed and fortunate that my children are able to go to a school like John Paul II. I know they are getting the best education both academically and spiritually.
MIchelle Clarke Parent
I like John Paul II because we make friends and we play together.
Grade One Student
I like how this school is better than other schools because we have lots of sports and Spirit Days. John Paul II has the best teachers and there is no bullying.
Grade Five Student