Dear Parent, Guardians, and Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Community,
Reflecting back on the last few weeks at the Academy, we shared some exciting news with faculty/staff and parents at two of our campuses. As I have said to you many times we all strive to be the best that we can be; this includes the Academy as a whole also.
In order to provide the best education for all students there are several changes we plan to make for the 7th and 8th graders at the Mattapan Campus. Starting in September, our 7th and 8th graders at the Mattapan campus will attend classes at the Lower Mills campus which is being newly renovated this summer. Students will have access to a new science lab, a media/resource center, new lockers, new classroom furniture, and the gymnasium. Students will interact with more middle school students since classes will be larger and this will provide a very good experience for high school preparation. Lower numbers are a challenge to sustain. This move will provide an opportunity to grow the Mattapan Campus with additional Pre-K classes for ages 2.9, 3 and 4 year olds.
To ensure that this change is as easy as possible for parents, especially those with several children attending at Mattapan, we will be providing transportation to and from Lower Mills after the drop-off at Mattapan every morning and for the afternoon pickup.
Students and parents will be welcomed at the Lower Mills Campus by administration, faculty, staff, and students. The renovation plans are being finalized and construction will begin near the end of the current school year.
Sister Ellen Powers, CSJ