Curriculum Standards followed by St. John Paul II School

Saint John Paul II Regional School follows the Hartford Archdiocesan Schools Curriculum.  All curriculum documents are in alignment with national standards, exceed the Common Core State Standards, and correspond to the high expectations set by the Office of Catholic Schools.

For more information about the Hartford Archdiocesan Schools Curriculum, visit the link below:

Curriculum Standards

 Subjects offered include


  • Religious Studies
  • Mathematics 
  • Reading/Literature
  • Language Arts / Writing 
  • Social Studies
  • Science 
  • Spanish Grades PreK-8


  • General and Choral Music
  • Instrumental Music including Band  
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Library
  • Physical Education
  • Family Life and Character Education

Our core programs of study are supplemented with many experiential learning opportunities.  Examples of these are:

  • STREAM Activities
  • First Lego League Robotics
  • Science Fair/CT Invention Convention
  • Extracurricular sports - cross country, basketball, soccer
  • Drama
  • Service Projects
  • Field Trips  

Teachers use frequent formative assessments as well as benchmark and standardized testing to monitor progress and inform instruction to ensure each student's learning needs are addressed.   Regular assessments include the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2), Math, Reading, and Writing Benchmarks, Unit performance assessments, the annual NWEA MAP test of Basic Skills, and Algebra Developmental ReadinessTest. Teacher teams meet regularly to analyze data, review student work, design curriculum and reflect on instructional strategies.

Saint John Paul II School is proud to be fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Our graduates go on to excel in high school and beyond.  Most of our graduates select and are accepted to, area private secondary schools, including Mercy and Xavier High Schools.