St. James Catholic School

8412 Whitefield Avenue
Savannah, GA 31406-0314
Tel: (912)355-3132
Grades: PK - 8 | 340 students
  MIssion statement: St. James Catholic School is a Christ -centered community inspired by the charism of the IHM Sisters that prepares students for a life of learning and servcie to God.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 340 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St. James Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Advanced Courses Advanced Math grades 5-8

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes See tuition posted on our website.
Admissions Director Alice Scavullo Atchison

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Altar Servers, Band, Boy Scouts, C-Saw Club- for animal welfare, Choir, Creative Kids Club grades PreK-1st, Environmental Science Club, Girl Scouts, Math Team, National Junior Honor Society, Rosary Group, Safety Patrol, Spanish Club, Student Council, Students of the Arts - SOTA, Yearbook Altar Servers, Band, Boy Scouts, Choir, Girl Scouts, Math Team, Rosary Group, Safety Patrol, Spanish Club, Yearbook, C-Saw Club- for animal welfare,
Creative Kids Club grades PreK-1st,
Environmental Science Club,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,
Students of the Arts - SOTA,

School Notes:

  • "Lab Learner"science curriculum grades PreK-8.
  • State of the Art interactive SMART boards utilized in all classrooms
  • Spanish offered in grades PreK-8
  • Fine arts- Music and Art
  • Well equipped Computer and Science Labs Library complete with computers to enhance research
  • Advanced Math offered 5-8 grades
  • Students and parents involved in many community service programs
  • School Nurse, Resource Teacher, Speech Specialist and Counselor
  • Involved and interested parents
  • Devoted to Embracing Diversity
  • Certified, experienced faculty
  • Religion taught daily
  • Successful Athletic Program
  • Well rounded extra curricular programs
  • Award Winning School Board
  • Health and Nutrition stressed
  • After School Care
  • Early Learning Center 1, 2 and 3 year old classes
  • Please visit our website www.sjcs-savannahga.org
  • We are available to answer  questions and will be glad to provide a private tour of our campus
  •  Come see all we have to offer!

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bethesda Home For Boys School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethesda Home For Boys School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Savannah Country Day School (2.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Savannah
    Grades: 5-12 | 97 students
    1.9 miles
    9520 Ferguson Ave
    Savannah, GA 31406
    (912)351-2055
    1.95-12
    97
  • Savannah
    Grades: PK-12 | 921 students
    2.4 miles
    824 Stillwood Drive
    Savannah, GA 31419
    (912)925-8800
    2.4PK-12
    921
  • Savannah
    Grades: PK-8 | 100 students
    4.1 miles
    11500 Middleground Road
    Savannah, GA 31419
    (912)925-6249
    4.1PK-8
    100
  • Savannah
    Chatham Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12
    4.3 miles
    4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd
    Savannah, GA 31406
    (912)354-4047
    4.31-12
    n/a
  • Savannah
    Grades: UG | 29 students
    4.9 miles
    310 Benfield Dr
    Savannah, GA 31406
    (912)353-1974
    4.9UG
    29

School Reviews

As a St. James School Alumni and now parent of 3 SJS students, SJS is my first choice! Every teacher presents a passion for their commitment to the students.
- Posted by Parent, 08/20/12
We moved from a great school in the Atlanta area a few years ago and did not know what school to choose here in Savannah after touring a few and asking several people. Our kids liked St. James best and they couldn''t exactly say why. Now I know. It is because of the welcoming feeling you get when you arrive, the love and encouragement the teachers and staff show the students, the desire to always be better and improve the curriculum, and the faith that is instilled in the children and the desire to give back to the community. We feel so blessed to have found St. James and know we are giving our children a great foundation!
- Posted by Parent, 06/20/12

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