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Gene Koester, Principal
Grades 9- 12
930 Pearl
Joplin, MO  64801
Phone: (417) 624-9320
Fax:  (417) 626-8334 



Welcome to McAuley Catholic High School's Website.  I am Gene Koester, Principal of McAuley Catholic High School and a member of the graduating class of 1971.  We are a 4 year regional high school serving Joplin and the surrounding communities with an enrollment of approximately 100 students.  We are accredited by the Missouri Association for Accreditation of Non-Public Schools.  McAuley is a wonderful example of the unique legacy left by the Sisters of Mercy.  Mother McAuley's vision of educating young Catholic women has expanded into a co-educational institution.

McAuley students have a rich history of outstanding achievement in academics, sports and a variety of extra-curricular activities. Over more than 125 years Catholic education has flourished in the Joplin Area Catholic Schools (JACS) system by placing a strong emphasis on the teachings of the Catholic faith. Generations of Catholics in the Joplin area have found the programs started by the Sisters of Mercy have been passed down to the current student body in a manner which supports the role of the modern Catholic in today’s society.

McAuley welcomes families seeking a Catholic education which cultivates a sense of pride, sophistication and academic challenge in a faith based format. If your family is interested in becoming part of the McAuley family, please call our office at 417-624-9320. May God bless and guide you in all your educational decisions.

Gene Koester
Principal, McAuley Catholic High School
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