St. James Academy

24505 Prairie Star Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66227
Tel: (913)254-4200
  • 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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2005

Student Body

Total Students937 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeSt. James Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican Government, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Language & Composition, Latin, Literature & Composition, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Computer Science,
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Described in Student Handbook)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineOct. 1
Tuition NotesOne rate for members of a Johnson County Catholic parish, another rate for Catholics from outside the Johnson County Region and Non-Catholics. See web site for details.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorKaren Maginn

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
MarksmanshipRugby,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
are examples of some of the many clubs available., book club, Christian Stewardship, Debate, Forensics, KAY Club, men's vocations, Mock Trial, ping pong, prayer groups, Right to Life, Scholars Bowl, Science Olympiad, video games, women's vocations

Arts and Music Programs:
band, choir, drama, drum line, honor societies, instrumental and vocal music, languages, orchestra, pep band, strings

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 2017-18 year, the school population is nearly 940 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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The average private school tuition in Johnson County, KS is $6,033 for elementary schools and $10,538 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Johnson County, KS is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).