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Where is Sts. Peter and Paul located?

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School is located in Wellston, Ohio, just outside of Jackson.

What are school hours?

School is in session 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the exception of Preschool.

  • 4 year old Pre-K hours are 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • 3 year old Pre-K hours are 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

What age can my child start at Sts. Peter and Paul?

Sts. Peter and Paul accepts children age 3 by August 31 for the 3 year old Pre-K program, children age 4 by August 31 for the 4 year old program, and children age 5 by August 31 for Kindergarten.

How big is Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School?

Sts. Peter and Paul enrolls approximately 150 students in Pre-K (preschool for children age 3 and 4) through 8th grade. Grades 1-8 are two grades per classroom, with average class size of 24.

Are the faculty licensed?

All faculty members are accredited by the State of Ohio. Many faculty members hold or are pursuing masters degrees.  A teacher and full-time assistant are assigned to each preschool class.

I work full-time. What kind of after-school care is offered?

Sts. Peter and Paul does not currently offer an Extended Day service. However, students may arrive at 7:30 a.m. and be picked up at 3:00 p.m. if required. Students in grades 1-8 may utilize the Acceleration and Enrichment Program, or “Homework Club”. The club meets from 2:30-3:30, Monday through Thursday. Mr. Chevalier is the lead instructor of the program, assisting students with homework, offering special instruction and tutoring when needed.

My son requires daily medication. Can Sts. Peter and Paul accommodate him?

Sts. Peter and Paul will check and administer medications as necessary.

My daughter is in the Gifted and Talented program at her current school. What kind of challenging course work can Sts. Peter and Paul offer her?

All teachers at Sts. Peter and Paul offer differentiated instruction to accommodate students who need additional challenges or support. For example, the Primary School teachers incorporate activities for small groups as well as centers for instruction. The Upper School teachers often use long-term projects to challenge students and encourage them to explore topics or themes that are new and interesting.

How do I know my child will be safe at Sts. Peter and Paul?

Sts. Peter and Paul takes the safety of its children as paramount importance. All school doors are locked and school gates are closed while school is in session. Visitors must sign in at the Main Office. Children are released only to their parents or approved emergency contacts. Sts. Peter and Paul has an extensive emergency preparedness program that faculty and staff exercise frequently.

I am looking for a school and church community that will be at the center of my family’s activities. Is this the kind of community that Sts. Peter and Paul offers?

Many parents state that the sense of community at Sts. Peter and Paul is one of its strongest assets. Most families live within the parish boundaries; in fact, many families live within walking distance of the school. In nice weather, the school playground is crowded after school and on weekends with school and neighborhood families. After-school activities continue the connections formed in school. And family social events such as the parish picnic, Lenten soup suppers, and book fairs serve as terrific community-building events. The Home and School Association fosters a true sense of community with social events including back-to-school ice cream socials and annual fundraising events.

 

What if I want my child to be involved in school sports?

In February 2013, based on House Bill 59 (HB 59) signed by Gov. John Kasich on June 30, 2013, private school students across Ohio have the right to participate on sports teams and participate in other extracurricular activities in the public schools. Because of this provision, Sts. Peter and Paul students may participate in sports programs offered through the Wellston City Schools, Jackson City Schools, Vinton County Schools, etc. Under the new provision, public schools must allow private-school students in an extracurricular activity only if their private schools do not offer the same activity. Students may choose to participate in sports through the Wellston City School District, the district Sts. Peter and Paul School is based, or they may choose to participate in sports through the school district in which they live.

Other sports programs are offered to Sts. Peter and Paul students through the Wellston and Jackson Recreation Departments and through private organizations, such as the Jackson YMCA, JYSA, and Upward. Information about these sports programs are distributed through Sts. Peter and Paul to school families throughout the school year.