St James Catholic School

  • 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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedResource Teacher / Response to Intervention
Year Founded1941

Student Body

Total Students142 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St James Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Navy Blue or plaid and polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,185
Tuition NotesTwo children - $6277 Three or more children - $6445
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMrs. Hasenstab
Admissions AssociateMrs. Bell

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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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