St. James Academy

24505 Prairie Star Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66227
Tel: (913)254-4200
Grades: 9-12 | 928 students
St. James Academy is the newest Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, which welcomed its first class in the Fall of 2005.
Built to satisfy the increasing demand for Catholic secondary education, our school exists first and foremost to pass along the teachings, traditions and treasures of the Catholic faith.
St. James Academy also strives to uphold the highest standards of excellence in all academic, athletic and extracurricular endeavors.
Students and staff are challenged to achieve their best and to demonstrate the strength of their faith by their example.
St. James Academy espouses the belief that all students can learn and excel with proper guidance, spiritual support, and an environment in which they feel comfortable sharing and exploring their talents, knowledge and faith.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Total Students 928 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade St. James Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses American Government, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Language & Composition, Latin, Literature & Composition, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Described in Student Handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 1
Tuition Notes One rate for members of a Johnson County Catholic parish, another rate for Catholics from outside the Johnson County Region and Non-Catholics
% on Financial Aid
37%
Admissions Director Karen Maginn

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
RugbySoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Debate, Forensics, Scholars Bowl, Science Olympiad, Mock Trial, instrumental and vocal music, drama, languages, honor societies, women's vocations, men's vocations, Right to Life, KAY Club, prayer groups, Christian Stewardship, book club, ping pong, video games, are examples of some of the many clubs available. Debate, Forensics, Scholars Bowl, Science Olympiad, Mock Trial,
instrumental and vocal music, drama, languages, honor societies,
women's vocations, men's vocations, Right to Life, KAY Club, prayer groups, Christian Stewardship, book club, ping pong, video games, are examples of some of the many clubs available.,

School Notes

  • In 2014, St. James Academy was named a School of Excellence by the Catholic Education Honor Roll, recognizing the emphasis on Catholic identity and academic excellence. In the 2016-17 year, the school population is more than 930 students.
  • Mission statement: St. James Academy exists to pass on the Catholic faith to the next generation. The community is rooted in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and is dedicated to developing the minds and hearts of young people to know Truth, choose Good and live virtuously in the service of others. 
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