St. James Cathedral School

St. James Cathedral School is an educational ministry of St. James Cathedral Church.
A Catholic school committed to outstanding academic and spiritual development of all students, St. James Cathedral School provides varied opportunities for students to discover and develop their unique God-given gifts in a safe and stimulating learning environment.
The love and stewardship of Jesus is our inspiration.
Come to Learn. Leave to Serve  We believe it is our role to develop and foster each child's unique, God-given gifts by encouraging students to do all they are capable of doing by themselves in child-centered classrooms where teachers act as facilitators; We believe that Catholic schools should provide children with a spiritual and academic foundation that will lead to the development of creative and ethical problem solvers who will make a positive contribution to our world.
We believe that a St. James education should include intellectual, spiritual, moral, and emotional formation that reflects the values we hold most dearly - integrity, honesty, moral courage, discipline, and initiative.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 456 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. James Cathedral School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1928
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students
456 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
St. James Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Elizabeth Ingle
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Julie Markiewicz

Sports

School Notes

  • We believe it is our mission as Catholic educators to model the values and beliefs we teach in a faith-based community that fosters self-respect and respect for others.
  • We believe it is our role to develop and foster each child`s unique, God-given gifts by encouraging students to do all they are capable of doing by themselves in child-centered classrooms where teachers act as facilitators.
  • We believe that Catholic schools should provide children with a spiritual and academic foundation that will lead to the development of creative and ethical problem solvers who will make a positive contribution to our world.
  • We believe that a St. James education should include intellectual, spiritual, moral, and emotional formation that reflects the values we hold most dearly- integrity, honesty, moral courage, discipline, and initiative
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does St. James Cathedral School offer?
St. James Cathedral School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track.
What is St. James Cathedral School's ranking?
St. James Cathedral School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. James Cathedral School?
The application deadline for St. James Cathedral School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is St. James Cathedral School located?
St. James Cathedral School is located in the Lake Eola Heights neighborhood of Orlando, FL. There are 3 other private schools located in Lake Eola Heights.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day of School
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
No School Thanksgiving Break
November 27, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break
March 16, 2025 (Sunday)
Last Day of School
May 30, 2025 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 456 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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