John Paul II Catholic School

John Paul II is a Catholic school located in Port Alberni. We offer Kindergarten to Grade Eight. We have a Mini-Miracles Family Centre on site which offers morning and afternoon Preschool, Group daycare and Infant/Toddler care.

We are a safe, friendly school, that emphasizes the development of the whole child in a loving, Catholic atmosphere. We strive for excellence in all areas.

We are family to one another. Check us out and register today!

2017 Journey of Hearts & Hands:
Grateful to God ... Generous to Neighbour

  • Click here to download the transcript of the 2017 Appeal Video.
  • Click here to access information about the 2017 Appeal.

Bishop Gary Gordon's Homily from the Mass for the Island Catholic Schools Professional Development Day

"An authentic Catholic school ... is rooted in the person of Jesus Christ ... and this is why authenticity for a Catholic School is in the parish, in the worshipping assembly of his body the Church, gathered around a pastor, around the table of the Word, and the Eucharist, where we become what we receive: holy communion. The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life."

~ Bishop Gary Gordon

~ Read the full homily here
~ Download the PDF here

Committed to Bully Free School

Catholic Independent Schools British Columbia launches Bully Free School program. Click here for more information.


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