About Our School

In a safe and nurturing Christian environment, John Paul II Center serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing diversified programs.  We acknowledge the dignity of all learners while challenging them on a daily basis to reach their God-given potential.  Our mission is an expression of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life.

John Paul II Center is as unique as our students.  We are the only Catholic school in Berks County that provides a comprehensive educational program for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our school-age programming ranges from age three to 21.  While students learn, develop, and boost their confidence throughout their time at John Paul II Center, our adult program is a great way for individuals that are 21+ with learning disabilities to maintain and develop new skills.

At JPII, we do more for each individual.  Educating each student and adult academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually isn’t a process at John Paul II Center, it is an educational plan instilled with care.

Even though John Paul II is incorporated we are still under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Allentown. The Bishop has final approval on all governing matters concerning the school. The diocese also provides financial services and human resource services. Financial support is received through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

All faiths and religious beliefs are welcome.


1092 Welsh Road, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607, United States

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Mary Adams, Principal

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