Never hesitate to hold out your hand; never hesitate to accept the outstretched hand of another.
-Pope St. John XXIII

History of SJ XXIII


In 2001, a group of community leaders joined forces with Monsignor Joe H. Crosthwait and Monsignor Ed Randall and took a giant leap of faith. Soon, they were joined by others who believed in the leadership team and its purpose and vision for the future. 

Pope John XXIII High School opened in 2004, the first new Catholic High School in the Houston area in more than 40 years – a refreshing new model of hope for the future of Catholic secondary education.

With the canonization of Pope John XXIII in April 2014, the school changed its name to
St. John XXIII College Preparatory.


Our mission is to prepare the hearts and minds of our students to serve 
God and others. 

Vision Statement
St. John XXIII College Preparatory develops and inspires students in mind, body, spirit, and imagination through authentically Catholic education. We educate young men and women to be fully prepared for life's challenges, live lives of integrity, and understand the teachings of the Catholic Church.
 
Philosophy
St. John XXIII College Preparatory is a Catholic, co-educational, high school. We share the mission of the Catholic Church to share the teachings of Jesus Christ (cf. 1 Cor.11:2). We are a community whose vocation is to educate and form the mind, body, spirit, and imagination of our students.

Our community is encouraged to develop the gifts given to them by the Holy Spirit. Our students are taught to seek the truth and develop a love for wisdom. Students learn to imitate the merciful love of Jesus Christ in a life of service to others. St. John XXIII graduates are prepared to answer God’s call.
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