St. James Catholic School provides a superior educational program for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade.
We are to proclaim the love of God by word and action through teaching, prayer and community service.
We strive to meet the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, moral, emotional and technological needs of our students and challenge them to work to the best of their ability.
School and parent cooperation is essential in the emotional and academic development of children.
It is in this spirit that St. James Catholic School has adopted the following policy St. James School expects parental cooperation and support regarding all school policies and procedures as criteria for continued enrollment in St. James Catholic School.
St. James Catholic School admits students of any race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Students are not discriminated against on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and local programs, athletic and other school administered programs.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 142 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,185
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Resource Teacher / Response to Intervention
Year Founded
1941

Student Body

Total Students
142 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. James Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Navy Blue or plaid and polo shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Two children - $6277 Three or more children - $6445
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Hasenstab
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Bell

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Creation Crusaders, Junior Achievement, National Geography Bee, National Spelling Bee, Reading Club, Safety Patrol, Scholar Bowl, Science Adventurers, Speech Team, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track, Volleyball

School Notes

  • St. James Catholic School provides a superior educational program for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade. We are to proclaim the love of God by word and action through teaching, prayer and community service. We strive to meet the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, moral, emotional and technological needs of our students and challenge them to work to the best of their ability. School and parent cooperation is essential in the emotional and academic development of children. It is in this spirit that St. James Catholic School has adopted the following policy St. James School expects parental cooperation and support regarding all school policies and procedures as criteria for continued enrollment in St. James Catholic School. St. James Catholic School admits students of any race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Students are not discriminated against on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and local programs, athletic and other school administered programs.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 142 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,185
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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