Pope John Paul II Academy​           67051 Sunnyside Rd.           Montrose, Colorado 81401           (970) 249-2996           copyright popejohnpaul2academy.com

A Private Academy

in the Catholic Tradition 

Pope John Paul II Academy Mission Statement:

The mission of the Pope John Paul II Academy is to assist parents in the spiritual, moral, and intellectual formation of the child by providing a Christ-centered education, which fosters a deep love for Truth and faithfully adheres to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church..

Hello! My name is Chelsea Grobelny, and I am from Macomb, Michigan. While my Bachelor’s degree is in Photojournalism, I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. While these subjects are both my passions, teaching has always been an active part of my life in various ways. Growing up in the Catholic Church has only solidified that passion more. I am so excited to meet everyone at PJP2A and am looking forward to working with students, families, and staff in the upcoming months!

Pope John Paul II Academy         67051 Sunnyside Rd.         Montrose, Colorado 81401         (970) 249-2996         copyright popejohnpaul2

Catholic Values                Academic Excellence                       Classical Culture


We are an independent, private academy in the

Catholic tradition offering pre-k through eighth grades.

​Located in the scenic mountain valley of Montrose, Colorado,

the academy was founded in 2008 and accepts students from

K4 - 8th grades.  In October 2013, the academy moved into its

16,000+ sq. ft. facility which includes 10 classrooms, a library,

and a full sized gym on twenty acres of land.  In 2014, the

school received full accreditation from NAPCIS (National

Association of Private, Catholic, and Independent Schools).

The faculty is a dynamic, faithful team of committed Catholic

Christians living for God's greater glory as we strive to live the

new evangelization inspired by Pope St. John Paul the Great.

Please Welcome Our New Teachers!

Chelsea Grobelny--Third Grade

Click here to see the new 2020-2021 School Calendar 

Kelson Thomas--Middle School Humanities

Summer Office Hours

During the month of July, we can be contacted either by phone or email.  In August, regular summer hours will continue.  Please don't hesitate to contact us!


August Office Hours Before School Begins:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00AM-1:00PM

Hello! My name is Kelson Thomas. I grew up in Port Huron, Michigan and have called Duluth, Minnesota home since 2012. I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor's in Mathematics. My wife Megan and I are looking forward to moving to Montrose and meeting the students, families, and faculty of Pope John Paul II Academy. We were married in 2018 and our first daughter, Felicity Marie, arrived in 2019. We strive to follow Christ in all things, and we are confident that Pope John Paul II and St. Mary's will be a good fit for our family. Megan and I enjoy camping, hiking, bicycling, climbing, and sailing, and we are excited about all of the opportunities that Montrose has to offer! Above all, it will be an honor and truly a privilege to serve the families of Pope John Paul II as your 6th-8th Grade Humanities teacher.

Offering K4 through Eighth Grades

Pope John Paul II


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