Pope John Paul II High School was founded in 2002 by BishopEdward U. Kmiec, now the bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo. The majority of the school's population resides in the Sumner County area, but there is a strong regional draw, with the current student body hailing from ten separate counties, some from as far away as Clarksville and Bowling Green. Hans Broekman was the school's first headmaster, serving the school from its inception to 2008. Faustin N. Weber was named to succeed him in the summer of 2008.
The school enrolls approximately 600 students per year in grades 9-12.
Pope John Paul II High School is a highly regarded program in the Nashville area. It is particularly known for:
a) its fine arts program, with four distinct tracts in choralmusic, instrumental music, dramatic arts, and visual arts. Students are required to take 3 years of Fine Arts. In the last two years, 33 members of its choral program have been named on the all state choirs;