St. James School

  • St. James School is committed to providing the best possible Catholic educational program for all students.
  • We use a wide variety of teaching strategies to enhance the learning process.
  • Students who attend St James School have the opportunity to learn and develop in a positive, caring family environment.
  • Students are encouraged to discover their own gifts and uniqueness and to show an appreciation for other.
  • Among the quality catholic education we provide, we emphasize the dignity and self worth of each individual who enters St James School.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Education Association
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedIndividualized Service Plans (ISP) and 504 Plans
Year Founded1992

Student Body

Total Students168 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Navy blue or khaki bottoms, navy blue, white or light blue shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Track and Field


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Brown Bag Ministry, First LEGO League Team, Gardening, Student Council, Students to Sisters, Writing Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Plays/Musicals

School Notes

  • Saint James School (SJS) is a small Catholic private school where every child thrives!  Find out why this school is perfect for your child! SJS was founded in 1992 by combining three local Catholic schools into one: Saint Joseph's, Saint Andre's and Saint Mary' 2010, a fourth school joined in when Notre Dame de Lourdes School became a part of Saint James School.  SJS provides a Catholic environment that integrates faith, service and learning.  This value-based education ensures that every child will graduate from Saint James School with the fundamentals needed to succeed in any path in which they choose to pursue.  When you read the names of the top ten graduates of area high schools, you will recognize the names of Saint James graduates!
  •                           Saint James is S.A.F.E.   Service* Academics * Faith * Excellence       
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  • Cornish
    Grades: 11 | 38 students
    24 miles
    1890 North Rd
    Cornish, ME 04020
    (207) 793-4005
    24 11
  • Richmond
    St. Christopher's School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-12 | 985 students
    551.2 miles
    711 Saint Christophers Road
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804) 282-3185
    551.2 PK-12

School Reviews

I would recommend St James School to anyone. St James has great teachers that do a great job educating kids. Because of small class sizes the teachers can give students more help if they need it. Mrs. Naimey is a very good principal. Parent involvement is very good too. I wish my son enjoyed sports because St James has a lot to offer for sports. St James has a wonderful music and arts program. All this make St James School a five star school. Please call 282-4084 if you would like to schedule an appointment.
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