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About This School

Pope John XXIII Catholic School is a private middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Pope John XXIII Catholic School is Mr. Preston Colao, who can be contacted at bbrillas@popejohnxxiii.org. 591 students go to Pope John XXIII Catholic School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Pope John XXIII Catholic School is 25:1. Freedom Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 87%
Native American or Native Alaskan 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7%
Asian 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Pope John really represents a strong community enviroment. With excellent academics and deep in the faith this may be one of the best catholic schools out there.

  • (10 months ago)

    I like the IPad program and NDP Math program.If you want a fun and bully free school the is the school for you.Also we have Masses every Wednesdays which is cool.

  • (11 months ago)

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this school. After several children and almost a decade here I think the school is absolutely working at its best. The administration is a good balance of tough yet fun the teachers passionate about what they are doing and the community the most engaged I have ever seen them. We are happy and blessed and want to thank those that have worked so hard to make it a Christ filled fun place to learn.

  • (11 months ago)

    My family has been attending Pope John for 8 years and it is a great school they have a great campus vary clean and welly looked after. The school has some great teachers but they have one big problem the school physiologist has came to the point where she only wants her own son to succeed so she dose not assist other students also the school admin staff do not respond to the parents quickly or take contemplates about teachers series they also seem reluctant to educate special ed students. The principal will not fire teachers who have worked at the school longer then him even after getting a hundreds of contemplates from parents and students.

  • (11 months ago)

    Pope John XXIII is a wonderful place to send children for not only an education but Christian values. The community and staff are true leaders and examples of how to live your faith. The Ipad program is outstanding. We are so blessed to have our children attend one of the many amazing Catholic schools in the valley.

  • (11 months ago)

    Wonderful teachers and overall great school. The iPad program has moved the school in a progressive direction. I also like all the updates to the school (the new gym the new field etc)

  • (1 year ago)

    We were very dissapointed with how we were treated by the admissions staff. No return phone calls no status updates and an overall feeling that the admissions director was passive-agressive. We opted for another catholic school in the area instead.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school keeps getting better. The kids are happy engaged challenged well-behaved and kind. The teachers are phenomenal. I highly recommend signing up for kindergarten boot camp if you have a child entering K next year. Our whole family loves being a part of Pope John XXIII!

  • (1 year ago)

    Mrs. Buckley is one of the finest educators I have ever met. She commands 100% student engagement every moment of each day. The learning is constant and connections are made by every student in the room. She couples outstanding academics with substantial Catholic teachings for a home run. She is an amazing kinder teacher we are very blessed. The office staff is kind and the principal & assistant greet you at the gate every day without fail. This school is going places!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is a kindergarten student and can't wait to get to school each day. The school is an awesome academic community that allows each student to thrive while teaching core Catholic values and faith.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son loves Blessed Pope John XXIII. The Catholic values excellent faculty staff and administration and curriculum are so worth it.Our famiy is so blessed to be a part of this community.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! Absolutely thank God we have the chance to be a part of this school. Teachers are awesome admin strong and caring. Highly recommend

  • (1 year ago)

    Welcome to Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic School in North Scottsdale. We are a welcoming community who work tirelessly to provide an exceptional academic spiritual and social experience for our students. Parents are an integral part of the success of our school. We invite you to learn more about our state of the art facility rigorous academic programs and incredibly qualified faculty and staff who make this school such a success.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children at Pope John xxiii and could not be happier! The kids have a great love of learning wonderful friends and great encouragement of faith. They can't wait to go to school each morning! The administration is wonderful (I can't say enough about the new principal and vice-principal). The parents are great the teachers are fabulous. I couldn't imagine sending my children anywhere else. The tuition is a bargain!

  • (1 year ago)

    I feel so fortunate to have my children at this school. They are receiving an incredible academic experience surrounded by a wonderful community of parents teachers and staff. I would highly recomend this school. Our children are so happy here.

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to Scottsdale from out of state during the summer. Earlier in the year we had our child registered with a different private Christian academy in town for the 2012/2013 school year. We made inquiries with the top rated high schools in the area and spoke with registrars regarding the best feeder school that produced the top students. Pope John was highly recommended for providing students who are not only high achievers academically but well rounded with a strong background in Christian service to the community and overall participation in school activities. The recommendation was spot on. Our child is extremely happy in this school. The teachers are very committed and caring. The staff is committed to providing a safe Christian academically-challenging foundation in preparation for high school college and life. In addition families are very visible and active in all aspects of the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son has been attending Blessed Pope John XXIII for 4 years and we couldn't be happier. The staff is kind qualified and genuinely care about every student. The new administration has been a very positive force that has moved the school in a great new direction. They are also starting a new iPad program to improve student engagement differentiate learning for all kids and promote student creativity. My family and I couldn't me more thrilled with the evolution of this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son absolutely loves this school! He truly enjoys learing now and has been challenged academically. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering sending their child to a private school!

  • (5 years ago)

    We are a new family to Pope John XXIII and are so pleased with the education our son is receiving. We love that Pope John engages the students academically socially physically and spiritually. The parent organization is fabulous. The parents involved do a top-notch job of organizing school activities from box tops to a school wide Harvest Fest. If you are looking for a school where teachers students and parents work together to develop respectful intelligent faithfilled children then your search is over. Come be part of Pope John XXIII.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has attended Pope John XXIII for over six years now. The teachers are great in that they are experienced and help us keep him on track for success. The school uses web based access so my wife and I can follow his weekly progress. Email communication is used and has been a great tool. The administration sets a wonderful example of Christian leadership they are strong in their faith attend Mass with the students and promote a spirit of service to the community. The teachers are successfully helping our son to become a responsible Christian citizen and steward. He is confident and outgoing as a result of the encouraging environment. Parents are actively involved and participate in his learning process. Unlike other schools Pope John XXIII continues to offer art music physical education Spanish as a foreign language computers and has a great library. Extended care is also available.

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