John Paul II Catholic High School
5100 Terrebone Dr
Tallahassee FL 32311
Contact Information
Address 5100 Terrebone Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Telephone (850) 201-5744
Fax 850 205-3299
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At A Glance
Organization's type of tax exempt status Exempt-Other
Name of supporting organization John Paul II Catholic High School
EIN Number 59-3666296
Year of Incorporation 2001
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,904,844.00
Projected Expenses $1,600,450.00
Mission Statement
It is the mission of John Paul II Catholic High School to provide an affordable college preparatory curriculum within a Christ-centered Catholic environment. The mission encompasses the education of the whole person - spirit, mind and body - within the tradition of the Catholic Church. 
Needs Statement


1.  Bridge the $2500 tuition gap between annual cost to educate a student and tuition 
2.  Fund the remaining Hispanic student scholarships for siblings who would like a choice in education, so they will be college-ready when they graduate
3.  Expand our STEM program, including improvements and upgrades to our science labs 
4.  Increase technology that continues to be compatible with our existing iPad program
5.  Improved athletic training facilities for our student athletes
6.  Remodel kitchen facility for expanded use school wide
7. Expanding offerings to instructional staff for in-service, training and professional development
8. Expand available programs for students in the form of retreats, leadership training and volunteerism
Impact Statement

Accomplishments from last year:

1.  Increased enrollment by 46% in the past 4 years, 8% in the last year.

2.  Raised over $400,000 through fundraising efforts, designating over $210,000 for Financial Assistance for students of all faiths to attend a Catholic college-preparatory high school

3.  Increased our presence in the community through a variety of efforts:  volunteerism, publications, community activities and marketing.

4.  Further integrated our 1:1 iPad program for all students in 9th through 11th grades, adding all incoming students in each subsequent year - full integration by Fall of 2015.

5.  Implemented technology improvements in each classroom in the form of AppleTV, which allows for increased level of instruction, as well as, becoming a completely wireless campus, as well as, completed the remodel of the Media Center to facilitate a more conducive Learning Commons.

6.  Continued our outreach to Hispanic students in Gadsden County, current enrollment is at 18%

7.  Continued to increased AP and dual-enrollment offerings available to our students on campus

8.  Expanded our Donor Recognition Program, continuing to improve our ongoing communication with our donor base

9. Continued to improve and expand our Annual Fund

GOALS for 2014-2015

1.  Increase enrollment by 15%

2.  Raise $350,000 through fundraising efforts, designating $215,000 for Financial Assistance for students of all faiths to attend a Catholic college-preparatory high school

3.  Continue implementation of 1:1 iPad program throughout JPII with increased wireless access throughout campus and total school integration by the Fall of 2015

4.  Increase and update technology in our two computer labs and add an additional laptop cart for student and teacher use

5.  Identify needed Capital Improvements and Expansion and explore the eventual need for a Capital Campaign, part of the new Strategic Plan being developed by the Board

6.  Continue our outreach to Hispanic students in Gadsden County

7.  Expanded transportation opportunities throughout the surrounding areas, implemented a wider, independent bus service and continuing to expand those efforts to offer transportation to and from JPII

8.  Continue to increase academic offerings on campus in the form of additional AP, dual-enrollment and honors courses

9.  Continue to increase web-based, email and written correspondence with our donors and sponsors

10. Expand our Annual Campaign structure to encompass our entire JPII community:  families, faculty, board and staff


Background Statement
John Paul II Catholic High School is a ministry of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. It is the only Catholic high school between Jacksonville and Pensacola. John Paul II educates students from diverse backgrounds in a nurturing, Christ-centered, Catholic environment.
John Paul II is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  We received notable commendations through reaccreditation in 2003 and 2008.  Our student body includes families with diverse backgrounds and experiences from the larger Tallahassee community, surrounding counties and various foreign countries.
Our administration uses the full series of ACT testing to measure student performance and progress from admission to graduation. Our graduating classes earn, on average, over $2,800,000+ in merit scholarships from colleges and universities throughout the country.
Graduating classes from the past eight years have placed students at some of the most prestigious colleges in the United States, including three at the United States Naval Academy, Columbia University, Duke University, Northwestern, University of Florida,  Florida State University, Ave Maria University, Spring Hill College, Catholic University, Emory, Georgia Tech, Stetson University, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Rhode Island School of Design, Elon University, University of Notre Dame, University of North Carolina, Savannah College of Art & Design and many more. 

John Paul II Catholic High School has an instructional staff of 24 professionals which includes a Principal, Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor, Media Specialist, Athletic Director and 21 classroom teachers, with a combined average of 13 years experience in education.  Forty-eight percent of the staff has Masters Degrees, 19% have earned the Education Specialist Degree and 12% have been awarded a Ph.D. Our student body is composed of 18% Hispanic, 9% African-American, 5% Asian, 3% Multiracial and 65% Caucasian students.
Service Categories
Secondary & High Schools
Areas of Service
Areas Served
The capital city of Florida and home to Florida A&M University, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College, much of the Tallahassee economy centers on state government and higher education.  The greater Leon County area has a permanent population of 272,500 with an additional 52,000 college students during the school year. Our primary area of service is Leon County; however, our reach extends to the surrounding counties and encompasses students who come to us from foreign countries such as, Spain, Germany, China and Korea.
Board Chair Statement The John Paul II Board of Directors is committed to the mission of John Paul II Catholic High School, and dedicated to the growth and development of the school in order to provide our students with a superior Catholic education.
Established in 2011, the Board of Directors is a board of limited jurisdiction, responsible for all aspects of the formal educational program of John Paul II Catholic High School, and for implementing the policies of the Diocese of Pensacola and the Board of Trustees. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing, preparing and adopting the annual operating budget; establishing, monitoring, and annually updating a strategic plan for the school; and formulating policies to guide the school’s planning and administration.
Additionally, the Board oversees the continued growth of the school through fund raising and development. In 2012-2013, the Board oversaw a series of events and initiatives which raised over $450,000 for operational expenses, capital improvements, and financial assistance for students. 
The Directors represent various members of the Tallahassee community, including but not limited to John Paul II CHS parents, clergy, business and community leaders. Each Director brings a unique perspective to the board, and a belief in the value of Catholic education for all students, regardless of their religious affiliation. All Directors are volunteers, and are committed both in time and financially to the school’s continued success.
Capital expenditures and scholarships are the focus of fundraising efforts. The current school classroom and administration building has a capacity of 200. With the growing enrollment, a new building and facility improvements will be a major part of our fundraising.
A great number of our students rely on financial assistance to meet tuition. In addition to general financial assistance, specific scholarships can be established. In the Spring of 2012, a benefactor established a scholarship which provided $50,000 in assistance to eligible Hispanic students for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. This scholarship will afford the students of migrant families the opportunity to receive a college preparatory education. The Board has had great success in raising scholarship dollars, and continues to expand these efforts.
On a personal note, John Paul II is where my husband and I chose to educate our children. As parents of a sophomore student and a 2013 graduate, we know the value of the education that they receive. They are held to the same high academic and moral standards by the school that we expect at home. Moreover, they are surrounded by teachers whose enthusiasm for education challenges our children. Students are encouraged to question, discuss, and search for solutions in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our children are truly happy, and we know that they are prepared morally and academically to continue their education as they go to college. I dedicate my time to John Paul II so that any family who wants the same experience for their child will have the opportunity.
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement

A small teacher-student ratio creates a classroom environment where creativity and the open exchange of ideas, as well as, a respect for learning co-exist. Community service and the reinforcement of community values are integral components of our educational program. Year after year, a significant number of our graduates receive Bright Futures Scholarships to Florida universities and earn an average of over 2.8 million dollars in scholarship funds.


Description College preparatory Catholic high school serving students of all faiths.
Budget $9,500.00
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program Success Monitored By Graduation success rate of 100%, highest national test scores in the Big Bend, average graduating class receives over $1million in college scholarships and National Merit Scholarship Finalists. 
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments Challenges:
1- Maintaining tuition levels consistent with our mission to provide an affordable, college-preparatory education to students of all faiths
2- Employ and retain the highest-caliber faculty with competitive salaries
3- Create a generous tuition assistance program for all those who need help
4- Bridge the gap between the annual cost to educate a child and tuition charged.
1. Bishop Gregory Parkes is forward-thinking, engaged and believes strongly in Catholic education and is very supportive of our school
2. Continuing momentum in Admissions by educating the public on our students' successes in the classroom, athletics and academic competitions, national test scores, college acceptances and superior graduation rate
3. Continuing to encourage our families to be the best Ambassadors to others for increasing awareness and thereby aiding on the increase in enrollment 
4. Continuing to invest in reserves for technology and facility improvements
5. Utilizing our very engaged parents and students to aid us in our endeavors at JPII to grow the school
6. Revised football program that almost doubled the size of the team
7. Addition of a new Lacrosse program will bring added interest and excitement
8. Addition of 3 new clubs and activities:  Mock Trial, Debate and 850 Ambassadors have increased interest in and involvement in policy making and the inner workings of our local, state and federal governments.  They are providing our students with very unique opportunities.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mary Rose DiMarco
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2012 to June 2015
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Cindy Jacobs
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2014 to June 2016
Board Members
Mary Rose DiMarco Community Volunteer
Wayne Edwards Murphy, Middleton, Hinkle & Parker, Inc.
Dr. Michael Forsthoefel Southern Medical Group
Steve Hourigan Changing Times Realty Co.
Cindy Jacobs Community Volunteer
Karen Koelemij Former Parent, Business Owner
Dr. Michael McCarron Community Volunteer
Liza McFadden Barbara Bush Foundation
Melanie Orozco Parent Volunteer
Eric Thorn Thorn Consulting Group
Mark Whitley WW Ventures
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 70%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 29%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
CEO Comments

Capital expenditures and scholarships are the focus of fundraising efforts. The current school classroom and administration building has a capacity of 200. With the growing enrollment, a new building and facility improvements will be a major part of our fundraising.        

A significant number of our students rely on financial assistance to meet tuition needs. In addition to general financial assistance, specific scholarships can be established. In the Spring of 2012, a benefactor established a scholarship which provided $50,000 in assistance to eligible Hispanic students for the 2012-2013  and 2013-2014 school years. This scholarship provides the students of migrant families the opportunity to receive a college preparatory education. Most of these students will be the first in their family to graduate from college. 

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Sr. Maureen Martin ASCJ
Term Start July 2013
Full Time Staff 20
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 100
Contractors 4
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments
John Paul II is committed to ensuring the continued academic excellence of our students.  We strive to serve our community by increasing enrollment and providing some type of financial assistance for all qualified students.  As a  faith based organization, we appreciate the support of our Christian community.  The example displayed by the broad support of this community has served to encourage and foster within our student body a desire to "pay it forward" to those who need it most. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $1,904,844.00
Projected Expenses $1,600,450.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,695$9,244$0
Individual Contributions$183,436$274,667$550,322
Investment Income, Net of Losses$17,829$14,208$5,028
Membership Dues------
Special Events$110,128$120,575$138,074
Revenue In-Kind--$33,250--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,679,031$1,382,166$1,061,958
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense$46,232$25,848($240)
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.201.18
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%98%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%6%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$2,359,910$199,111$799,937
Current Assets$2,170,293$1,895,934$755,538
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,955,614$1,609,639$689,840
Total Net Assets$404,295$389,472$110,096
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.111.181.10
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Organization Comments
FY 2011/2012 financials were designed under a new corporate structure called a Board of Limited Jurisdiction. All Catholic schools in the state are being reorganized as and governed by Articles of Incorporation and  the Code of Governance filed with the Florida Secretary of State. A copy of the 501(c)(3) tax exempt form is filed under the OTHER DOCUMENTS section.
John Paul II CHS is a self-sufficient Diocesan-sponsored secondary school residing in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. 
The Finance Office at the Diocese of Pensacola- Tallahassee approves, audits and oversees the school budget as set by the Board of Directors and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. Any purchase over $10k must be approved by the Diocesan office.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from internal financial statements provided by the organization.
  • Contributions from foundations and corporations are included with total for individuals, as they are not separated in the financial statements. 
  • Top 3 funding sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the financial statements.
  • This organization is exempt from filing Form 990 or Form 990-EZ because it is affiliated with one or more churches
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit John Paul II Catholic High School
Address 5100 Terrebone Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Primary Phone 850 201-5744
Donate with a credit card
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Sr. Maureen Martin ASCJ
Board Chair Mary Rose DiMarco
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 2001