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The Deacon Way Experience

The 'Deacon Way' is a way of life that positively incorporates all aspects of the St. John Paul II Catholic Schools' culture. Students and staff are called to participate in a life that exemplifies respect to God, self, and others.

Our history, mission, and identity as a Catholic school all call us to great expectations in every aspect of our total person education and formation programs. We call these high standards “The Deacon Way.” That phrase was coined by our late Activities Director, Mr. Randy Nelson, (d. December 1, 2014) who developed a presentation for students in activities about our expectations, including “faith, leadership, character, positive role model, academics, and sportsmanship.” Those ideals have since been expanded and extended to all our students in the motto, “Deacon Way, Every Day.” The Deacon way is intended to provide a clear path to “inspire excellence by teaching the total person and fostering the following of Christ, as taught by the Catholic Church.”

“In order to educate,

it is necessary to step out of ourselves and be among young people,

to accompany them in the stages of their growth

and set ourselves beside them.”


Pope Francis



Community, Excellence, Faith, Learning, & Service



Catholic Faith-Integrated Environment, Strong Community, High Expectations, Academic Excellence



Students & Staff Positively Serving the Community



Students & Staff Actively Participating in Mission Trips