John Thomas School of Discovery


  • March 26th-29th Parent/Teacher Conferences


    These conferences are on an as-needed basis. Please look for information from your child's teacher.



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  • Pars for Books Book Fair


    We invite you to visit our Spring Book Fair Friday, March 23  - Thursday, March 29. Students will have the opportunity to shop or make wish lists during their regular library classes as well as during the school day. Extended shopping hours are set for Monday evening during Parent/Teacher Conferences.


    Book Fair Hours:  8:10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday
                                 8:10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday

                                 8:10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday


    Online Shopping:  March 12 - April 1 at


    Remember, all purchases benefit our school and classroom libraries. Thank you for your support, and we'll see you at the Book Fair!



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  • Check us out!



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School Hours and Contact Information

  • JTSD receives Carnegie STEM Excellent Pathway John Thomas School of Discovery, Est 2012 JTSD is STEM Accredited
      International STEM Education Association, 2017 STEM School of Excellence  


    Dr. Jennifer Chastain, Principal
    Dr. Garrett Lowder, Assistant Principal

    312 N. Market St.

    Nixa, Missouri 65714

    (417) 875-5600  


    School Hours

    Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Two-Hour Late Start Time 10:30 a.m.

    Half Day Dismissal 12:30 p.m.