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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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 846 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,200
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 14 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. James Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
2005

Student Body

Total Students
846 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
St. James Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, Language & Composition, Latin, Literature & Composition, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, US History
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Described in Student Handbook

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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. See web site for details.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Amber Hellwig

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
are examples of some of the many clubs available., book club, Christian Stewardship, Debate, Forensics, Girls Lacrosse, KAY Club, men's vocations, Mock Trial, ping pong, prayer groups, Right to Life, Rugby Club, 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 2018 year, the school population is 903 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. 
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 846 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,200
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 14 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Johnson County, KS is $9,112 for elementary schools and $11,707 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).

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