St. Peter's Middle School

931 S. Byers Ave.
Joplin, MO
(417) 624-5605
School Hours:
M-F 7:50 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours:
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Peter's Catholic Middle School in Joplin

St. Peter’s FAQ’s

Q: What is your tuition?
A: You can review our fee schedule by clicking this link: Fee Schedule
If you have any questions, please call our business office at 417-624-5003
Q: How do I schedule a tour?

A: Thank you for your interest in JACS! Personal tours are offered to prospective families throughout the year upon request. Our tours are a great way for families to become familiar with our campus, academic and other opportunities. A tour opportunity will allow you to get a sense of class size, hear sounds from our music room, see application of technology, see our recreational playground, step into our library and beyond. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend the tours with their parents. Should you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, please call:

  • St. Mary’s school office at 417-623-1465
  • St. Peter’s school office 417-624-5605
  • McAuley school office 417-624-9320

To reach one of the Administrators listed below:

We look forward to seeing you!

Q: Does my child have to be Catholic to attend?
A: No. We accept students of all religious backgrounds.
Q: Do you have scholarships-how do I apply-how do scholarships work?
A: We do offer limited scholarships. We offer partial scholarships to multiple families to ensure more children can enjoy the benefits of a JACS education.
Q: What is the dress code? 
       A: All students enrolled in the Joplin Area Catholic Schools will conform to the school dress code. The purpose of a            dress code is to promote unity and Catholic identity through appropriate attire in the schools and pride in one’s personal
      appearance. Students are expected to maintain a neat, clean appearance at all times. No article should be worn that     
      detracts from the learning environment. Review the dress code for students. 
Q: When are liturgies celebrated?
A: Liturgies are typically celebrated on Thursday mornings at 8:30 m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Parents and family members are welcome to join us. There are a few times throughout the year where the times change, and parents are alerted prior to the change.
Q: How do we call in absences?
A: If your child will be absent or late, please call us at 417-624-5605 before 8 m. am that day.
Q: What if I have to pick my child up for an appointment?
A: Parents or guardians have to come into the school office to sign their child out. Upon returning to school, students must stop in the office to sign in and pick up an “Admit to Class” slip.
Q: What are teachers’ e-mail addresses?
A: You can contact a teacher via e-mail using their first initial and last name @jacss.org (Example Joe Smith – jsmith@jacss.org).
Q: What if my child needs medication?
A: Both prescription and non-prescription medication require a signed form to be kept in the school office. These forms are available in the school office. Medication must be in the original container and must be kept in the office (with the exception of inhalers).
Q: What kind of regular communication will we receive?
A: The Note is emailed out to parents each week from the school principal.
Q: Are there opportunities for parents to volunteer?
A: Yes – many. In the family folders in the beginning of the school year, there will be a form to sign up for ongoing volunteer opportunities during the year.  Volunteers are also needed occasionally for special activities during the school year.  Information is sent to families in the newsletters and weekly family envelopes when these opportunities come up.

JACS Business Office
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

St. Mary's Elementary School
3025 South Central City Road
Joplin, MO 64804

St. Peter's Middle School
931 South Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

McAuley Catholic High School
930 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801