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We look foward to providing your child with an exceptional educational experience




Our Mission

The Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools is a regional college preparatory Roman Catholic school system of the Dioceses of Erie from Preschool through 12. We are committed to providing spiritual inspiration, exceptional academics and extracurricular activities as all of us strive “to serve Christ” (Christo Servire)

Our Philosophy

The first years of life are very important to a young child’s growth and development. St. John Paul II’s pre-k and mini programs provide a safe, secure, creative learning environment for your child to learn and grow. Through structured and supervised play, children will have the opportunity to develop their potential for intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.

  • an emphasis on Christian values
  • bright colorful classrooms
  • small classrooms 12 to 1 ratio
  • safe and secure classrooms
  • experienced and caring faculty
  • flexible parent participation options
  • Kindergarten readiness curriculum
  • handwriting without tears

Our Curriculum:

Our program curriculum is a Catholic preschool that provides each preschool child…

STEAM, fieldtrips, handwriting without tears, coding and more

art media, drawing, play-doh, clay, and more

verbal interaction with peers, Spanish, finger plays, rhymes, stories, morning meeting

music class, singing, dancing, go noodle, musical games, instruments, dramatic play and more

gym class, manipulative toys, cutting, water tables, and more

sharing, accepting differences, conflict resolution, manners

Meet Our Staff

Preschool Teacher:
Jessica Tressler

Mini Preschool Teacher:
Jacque Grasso

Preschool Aide:
Rebekah Chiodo

Our Schedule


  • 7:45-2:30   |  Monday-Friday
    Five day Program
  • 7:45-2:30  |  Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    Three day program
  • 7:45-12:00  |  Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    half days

Mini Program:

  • 7:45-12:00  |  Tuesday/Thursday
    Half days
  • 7:45-2:30    |  Tuesday/Thursday
    Full days 


Children entering our Mini program must be 3 by September 1st and children entering our Pre-K program must be 4 by September 1st and all children must be fully potty trained.

Affordable Tuition

Preschool at St. John Paul II is exceptionally affordable – especially when you consider that it is an investment in your child’s future that will pay dividends for decades to come. Please contact the school for information on monthly tuition rates and financial assistance.

Pre-K Tuition Rates (2022-2023)

  • 5 Full Days   $4,600.00
  • 3 Full Days   $4,150.00
  • 3 Half Days   $2,800.00

Mini Tuition Rates (2022-2023)

  • 2 Full Days    $3,350.00
  • 2 Half Days   $2,300.00


The Joseph Family...

We couldn’t have asked for a better first school experience for our daughter. We truly feel confident that SJPII has set a solid foundation for learning in academics and in faith. The teachers and administrators were compassionate and professional and my child was excited for school every day!

Chris & Alison Joseph

Joni Nicastro...

I can’t say enough good things about SJPII. Mrs. Grasso and Mrs. Chiodo go above and beyond for my daughter. When you have a choice of where to send your child, the choice is easy. SJPII has given her a wonderful start to her education as well as establishing a great social foundation based in Faith.

Joni Nicastro

Contact Us

Saint John Paul II Preschool
2335 Highland Rd.
Hermitage, PA 16148
P) 724-342-2205

Director of Enrollment Management: Nicole Perry
P) 724-734-8980

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