Greenville will finally be getting a Catholic high school. Pope John Paul II Catholic High School has been given the okay from the Raleigh Diocese.
The school, which will begin at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, will start with a ninth grade of between 25-30 students in August. The diocese says each year a grade will be added until the school reaches the 9-12 grade configuration.
Future plans call for a new high school to be built on land adjacent to St. Gabriel that's already been purchased. The diocese says long range plans call for the construction of a four-year high school to accommodate at least 400 students.
The new school will be the second high school operated by the diocese. The other is Cardinal Gibbons in Raleigh.