St James Catholic School

  • St. James Catholic School is a parish school within the Diocese of Arlington and is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA). The school was established in 1906 and is administered by the The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA. We strive daily to ignite the potential of each student.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1906
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999, 2014

Student Body

Total Students444 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St James Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size27 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy blue pants and white shirt, plaid jumper or skirt for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,650
Tuition Notes2018 rates - $6650 for Catholic in-parish students $9390 for Catholic (out of parish) $11650 for Non-Catholic
Admissions DirectorKathleen Stirling

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
American Heritage Girls, Boy Scouts, CYO Sports, Enrichment Programs, Girl Scouts, Girls on the Run, National Junior Honor Society, Science Olympiad Team, Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir

School Notes

  • We, the administrators, faculty and staff of Saint James Catholic School, are committed to educating the whole child by promoting academic excellence and responsible citizenship within a Catholic faith community imbued with the IHM Charism. Faithful to Christ's mandate to teach all nations, we embrace the diversity of our student population, collaborate with their parents as the primary teachers, and provide service opportunities to better understand ecological and global interdependence. We strive to model our lives on the Person of Jesus Christ, the Teacher and Redeemer, in order to inspire, lead, and challenge our students to fully develop their God-given abilities. For the past century Saint James Catholic School has provided a dynamic Christ-centered learning environment. We believe that all aspects of our educational program profess our Catholic faith, values and traditions and foster lives rooted in Gospel values. Recognizing that each person is a unique child of God, we strive to enable all persons to develop their full potential.
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  • Arlington
     St Agnes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 467 students
    3.8 miles
    2024 N Randolph St
    Arlington, VA 22207
    (703)527-5423
    3.8 PK-8
    467
  • Falls Church
    Grades: NS-8 | 344 students
    2.1 miles
    3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)533-1064
    2.1 NS-8
    344
  • Alexandria
    Grades: PK-8 | 302 students
    6.8 miles
    1417 W Braddock Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    (703)998-4170
    6.8 PK-8
    302
  • Annandale
     Holy Spirit School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 466 students
    6.4 miles
    8800 Braddock Rd
    Annandale, VA 22003
    (703)978-7117
    6.4 PK-8
    466

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,738 for elementary schools and $17,574 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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