Escuela John Paul I Catholic Elementary School
5675 38 Ave NW,
Edmonton, AB, T6L 2Z1
Office: (780) 462 - 6448
As an International Spanish Academy, Escuela John Paul I School is pleased to provide Spanish Bilingual Programming, as well as a full English Program, from Kindergarten through to Grade 6. Give your child the Gift of a Second Language.
Our mission is to inspire our students to grow academically, socially and spiritually, so as to reach their full potential as Catholic citizens.
Our vision is that every day is a new beginning as we strive together to make a difference
and live our lives with a purpose guided by the teachings of Christ.
John Paul I Elementary School is named after Albino Luciani, who became Pope John Paul I in August of 1978. Before becoming Pope he had many titles within the hierarchy of the church including priest, teacher, Bishop, Patriarch, and Cardinal. He was the first Pope to choose a double name, John and Paul, after the two Popes who reigned before him.
Pope John Paul I is well known for his simple human talents including his bright smiles, warm hugs, and his love for laughing. One of Pope John Paul’s main priorities was helping the poor. Sorrowfully, his reign as Pope did not last very long as he had an unexpected heart attack on September 26, 1978, which caused his sudden death only thirty four days after becoming the Pope.
As students of John Paul I Elementary, we need to remember Pope John Paul’s bright smile, which to many was seen as a beam of light which spread the message of love for all. As you pass through our hallways, please remember to pass on this inspirational smile and message of universal love.