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The school is named after St. John Paul II. The school was founded in 1980 and has been located on the current site since 1980. St. John Paul II is linked with St. Mary's Parish (Lindsay).

We work closely with many community organizations such as: Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes, Five Counties, City of Kawartha Lakes Police and the Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Unit. 

Students regularly work with community volunteers to learn about the Rosary. This culminates with a celebration during Catholic Education Week in May each year.

Did you know that...

  • At St. John Paul II each year the staff and students raise money to support The Terry Fox Foundation, Me to We, The United Way, Jump Rope for Heart and Canadian Food for Children.
  • Our Green Team runs a weekly waste reduction program at St John Paul. Our Green Team educates each class on what and how items can be recycled. The students then collect and sort the recycled materials and prepare it for pick up.

School Statistics:

Student Enrolment


Number of Staff


School PTR


Special Programs

St. John Paul II has one Early Learning Kindergarten class, offering full-day, every day Kindergarten instruction for students. A teacher and an Early Childhood Educator work together to provide play-based learning centres for our children. The Ontario Early Years Centre is also supporting our class by having the School's Cool program run in the class.

During the school year, teachers participate in several Collaborative Inquiries. The focus of the projects is to improve student achievement in the area of literacy and numeracy. 

The students at St. John Paul II Catholic School enjoy a universal snack program. The program is funded the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, School Nutrition Program.

Facility Highlights

Large Gymnasium.
Automated Library.
Large play area and student yard.
Smart Boards in every classroom

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 
Time Event
8:35 A.M Supervision
8:50 A.M. Entry Bell
10:15 A.M. - 10:30 P.M. Recess
11:50 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. lunch Recess
12:30 P.M. - 12:50 P.M. Lunch
2:10 P.M. - 2:25 P.M. Recess
 3:20 P.M. Dismissal

Parish Information

St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School School is a welcoming community with a mission to assist all students to achieve their spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional potential in a caring environment.

Academic programs at St. John Paul II exist within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community. You can read our Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE) for additional information.

The school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with its affiliated parish, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, led by Fr. Stephen DeCarlo.

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
40 Russell St. East 
Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2A4
Phone: 705-324-4828