1510 WEST ELM AVE • MITCHELL SD 57301 • 1-605-996-2365

Every Child

The St. John Paul II Elementary School faculty and staff share the conviction that every child can learn, and every child can learn to lead a life of service. We carry out a great mission to serve God by building knowledge and character of our young people.

St. John Paul II School is a mission of the parishes of Holy Family Catholic Church and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell, SD.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church

Mitchell, SD

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Mitchell, SD

Academic Achievement

By teaching the Word of God, we prepare our students to follow a path of virtue, compassion, and sacrifice for the rest of their lives. And by insisting on high standards for academic achievement, St. John Paul II Elementary School has a competitive, yet friendly and fun-filled learning atmosphere.

Extended Family

The St. John Paul II Elementary “extended family” is comprised of pastors, administration, faculty, staff, parents, and volunteers who are committed to enhancing the academic experience at our school.

Positive Environment

At St. John Paul II Elementary, students grow and develop skills, habits, knowledge and faith. Religious instruction is an integral part of our education process. Students prepare and participate in weekly school liturgies. Our students continually earn high scores and demonstrate excellent growth in academic areas on formal, informal and standardized tests. Our professional and dedicated staff help all students achieve their fullest potential in safe and positive environments.

Our Mission Statement

St. John Paul II Elementary School strives to create a family environment that promotes Catholic values, academic excellence, and stewardship which will allow each unique child to be a responsible citizen in our ever-changing world.

Points of Interest

  • St. John Paul II Elementary is under the auspices of the Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • St. John Paul II Elementary is accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education
  • St. John Paul II Elementary is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and SD Christian School Association
  • 100% of St. John Paul II Elementary classroom teachers are certified
  • St. John Paul II Elementary School is supported by the Mitchell Catholic Community.

Smarter Balance Testing
Smarter Balance Testing

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