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​St. John Paul II Catholic High School opens their new Stevenson STEM Advancement Wing

February 10, 2020 | posted by St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Topics: Catholic Schools, Hope for the Future


St. John Paul II Catholic High School opens their new Stevenson STEM Advancement Wing

St. John Paul II Catholic High School recently celebrated the grand opening of their newly constructed Stevenson STEM Advancement Wing. This new wing houses state-of-the-art Physics/Engineering and Chemistry labs, as well as a new Robotics room and a video tech room, with filming space, a green screen, and editing stations. The school celebrated with a ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony with their design and construction team as well as school and archdiocesan leadership.

The wing continues the school’s commitment to excellence. “We have great kids and great teachers, and this new wing will allow for more inquiry and deeper study,” commented Andrew Iliff, the school’s principal. “It is also a response to our growth. Our other science labs were in constant use, and now, each discipline has its own lab and area.” Added Iliff, “We are so thankful to the Stevenson family for their lead gift, and all of our donors, volunteers, and staff who made this possible. A lot of people with a lot of different skills united under one vision.”

This newly renovated wing marks the completion of phase one, of their three phase capital campaign, a campaign running in partnership with the larger On the Way - ¡Andale!capital campaign within the archdiocese. SJPII is excited to begin construction planning on Phase II, a new gymnasium. “Our students deserve these developments, they work very hard and we expect a lot of them. It is important to us to provide them with the necessary tools to allow them to fully develop into the person God created them to be,” said Kim Lehmann Gonzalez, director of Advancement and project manager.

This school year marks the 11th year of SJPII’s exemplary Catholic, college preparatory education. Representative of this, the class of 2019 amassed over $9.3 million in scholarships and offers among their 53 graduates, an average of over $175K per graduate. St. John Paul II Catholic High School is an archdiocesan, Roman Catholic college preparatory co-ed high school located in the northeast corner of Schertz, just off IH-35. Through rigorous curriculum, an abundant campus faith life, 19 sports teams and numerous clubs and student activities, SJPII prides itself on educating the whole person. St. John Paul II Catholic High School boasts a 100 percent graduation rate as well as a 100 percent college acceptance rate. To learn more about SJPII visit www.johnpaul2chs.org or call to schedule a tour at (830) 643-0802.