In Their Own Words: A Sense of Community

Saint John Paul II said, “ Community is at the heart of all Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived.” Our academies live that reality of community every day.

“From the first day of preschool we have noticed how kind, loving and respectful the teachers and faculty at TCA are towards our boys. We hadn’t planned to keep the boys in private school and here we are 9 years later and still counting. We are grateful for TCA everyday that the boys are happy to get up and go see their teachers and friends. Thank you to all faculty and staff at upper and lower campus!”

– Parent of grade 4 and 6 students

“TCA showed me what it means to believe in yourself and how to overcome any academic adversity you face. You have the tools within you to achieve any goal you want and I have to thank TCA for embodying that type of culture. From the life-long friends I’ve made throughout the way to a support system I can always count on, this experience is something I will never forget.”

– Ramyrge Alexis TCA ’11, Cardinal Spelling HS ’15, Johnson & Wales University (BA ’19, MBA ’21)

“I wanted to share with you that Armani has graduated from St. John’s University. She was also selected for a Gold Award for extraordinary leadership within St. John’s. Armani would not have achieved such a milestone if it wasn’t for your guidance and support during her elementary school days. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and guidance. And of course, an enormous thank you to SJPIICA (Neponset) who truly molded her into a fine young lady with valuable skills, morals and leadership.”

– Arminda B. Parent

“You can walk through the doors of the Lower Mills Campus, the Neponset Campus, the Columbia Road Campus, you will find – from the top down – people that care. The teachers at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy are dedicated, motivated teachers that think outside the box. They want the very best for each and every one of our students. They know our students.”

– Claire Barton Sheridan, Former SJPIICA Principal, recently retired after 34 years in Dorchester Catholic Schools

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Endowment Funds

Robert G. and Michelle Cooke Atchinson Fund for Teacher Support 

Artie and Judy Boyle Scholarship Fund 

Nellie M. Brownell Scholarship Fund 

Cameron Family Scholarship Fund

Paula Crook Clifford Annual Scholarship 

Dorothy Holt Connolly Endowed Scholarship 

Jack Connors Jr. Scholarship Fund

Doris B. Cooke Scholarship Fund

Susan E. Dawley Endowment for Teaching Excellence and Scholarship Support

Vernon F. DeGabriele & Mary A. Orton Memorial Scholarship Fund 

M. Christine Driscoll Scholarship Fund 

Thomas F. and Gertrude C. Flynn Scholarship Fund 

Corey C. Griffin Scholarship Fund 

F. Beirne Lovely, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Edward T. Mulkern Scholarship Fund

Edward and Katherine Naughton Family Endowment Fund

Sister Cecilia Leonor Navas, O.P. Scholarship Fund 

Pero Family Fund for Catholic Education 

Rose M. Pesce Scholarship Fund 

Lawrence Eugene Sullivan Scholarship Fund 

James T. A. Vanderslice Scholarship Fund 

Mary Cullen Walsh Endowment for Capital Improvements

Richard and Margaret Walsh Scholarship Fund