Saint James School

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  • At SJS, we strive everyday to provide a nurturing and safe environment where our students are challenged to be their best and become strong in their relationships with their classmates, teachers, and most importantly, with Jesus Christ. The faculty, staff, and administration of Saint James School focus on educating our children academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Students281 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Saint James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants and polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,500
Tuition NotesTuition rates depend on amount of children per family. Financial Aid is available.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn Falcone


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • The mission of Saint James School is to develop Christ-centered academic excellence in all of our students, and the entire St. James School community shares in this mission. Saint James School is blessed with an active and supportive Home School Association that works closely with the school administration to organize events and raise funds.We promise to provide a safe, engaging and fun learning environment to nurture your child`s emerging skills.We believe that God works with us and through us. That God invites us into a deeper relationship with Him and calls us into this community. That through community, character and integrity are forged, and we move away from self toward others. We believe in using our gifts and talents in the service of others and the importance of conversation as a means to growth.  We believe in the power of love to help us realize our God-given potential and the importance of seeking truth, beauty, and goodness. We believe in a community where all members are respected and where we celebrate the accomplishments of one another.

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School Reviews

If you are looking for a faith-based, challenging academic environment that is also nurturing, St. James is an excellent school. They offer three world languages, small group learning for math and science (based on academic level), a performance-based academic enrichment program, a wide variety of sports and extracurricular activities, community service groups, a challenging curriculum (utilizing the honors grading system), and a heartfelt family environment. We moved our children from a different private school to St. James and have been so pleased with the level of education and professionalism of the entire staff. I highly recommend all that St. James has to offer.
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