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Welcome to Pope John

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Pope John XXIII Regional High School! Thank you for taking the time to inquire about our wonderful school. 
We are proud of our students and the quality of our Catholic education. Today, more than ever, there is a need for well-educated, well-rounded citizens, and we believe that Pope John XXIII prepares students to meet the academic demands of higher education and the challenges of the world beyond. A review of this site will acquaint you with Pope John XXIII’s integrated program of liturgy, prayers, academics, service, physical fitness, and extracurricular activities.

Our mission is clear: we are committed to strengthening religious faith, promoting academic excellence, and developing social responsibility and leadership in the young men and women of our community. Our dedicated faculty and staff go the extra mile to ensure that each child receives the necessary support and guidance to achieve his or her goals.

I hope that this is the beginning of a long and productive association with Pope John XXIII Regional High School for only together can we realize your child’s true potential.

- Father Walter Jenkins, C.S.C, Ed.D., President, Pope John XXIII Regional High School


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Pope John High School is blessed with a fantastic group of administrators, a dedicated faculty, staff, supportive parents and students with limitless potential. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue the vision of Catholic Education that so many strong individuals have fostered here for so many decades. I stand on each of their shoulders and appear much taller than I actually am.

It is my most sincere prayer that I will be a catalyst for maintaining a positive, nurturing,
and disciplined environment where every child and employee feels valued and validated through the important work that we collectively undertake. 

There is no doubt that the world we live in today, is desperately in need of the many talents that our students have been gifted with.  We each need to be reminded that if our gifts and talents are not used in the service of others and for the betterment of the world, then we become the noisy gong or clanging cymbal that the Apostle Paul so eloquently wrote about in his first letter to the Corinthians.

It is my greatest hope, that through our collective experiences here at Pope John, in the classroom, at liturgy, on the stage, on the field of play, through participation in clubs, and by carrying out meaningful community service, that we as an institution will reinforce and support the deepening of our students’ faith, and amplify within them the Gospel call to walk along the narrow path, by living with truth, integrity, honesty, justice, empathy, compassion, understanding and love at the very center of their lives.

Finally, we are each called to live with great humility and with great hope. Let each of us through our interactions here at Pope John and outside in the greater community, be afforded the God-given opportunity to be a light to everyone we come in contact with.  It was the great poet, Ian Anderson, who wrote, “It is only the giving that makes us what we are.”

May God Bless each of you today and always,

Mr. Gene Emering, Principal, Pope John XXIII Regional High School