St. James School

St. James serves the educational, spiritual, and social needs of 400 students in grades pre-k through eight and is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport.
Our home is located just next to Academy Hill in the heart of the beautful historic district of Stratford, Connecticut.
St. James is a part of Stratford Catholic Regional School System.
The mission of the Stratford Catholic Regional School System, is to assist the parents of the five Stratford Catholic parishes in teaching their children to know Jesus Christ within the Catholic faith, while providing a quality academic education.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1945

Student Body

Total Students
296 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for PK ranges from $1,975 (3 Year 2 Day Program) to $8,475 for 4 Year 5 Day Extended Day Program) Click HERE to view full details.

School Notes

  • St. James serves the educational, spiritual, and social needs of 400 students in grades pre-k through eight and is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Our home is located just next to Academy Hill in the heart of the beautful historic district of Stratford, Connecticut. St. James is a part of Stratford Catholic Regional School System. The mission of the Stratford Catholic Regional School System, is to assist the parents of the five Stratford Catholic parishes in teaching their children to know Jesus Christ within the Catholic faith, while providing a quality academic education.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
We looked and visited multiple schools before sending our children to St. James. As soon as we walked into the St. James Open House, I was impressed with how polite, respectful and well behaved the students are. The school fosters a safe, caring and kind environment and it shows in the demeanor of the student body. My children`s teachers are knowledgeable and professional yet warm, approachable and invested in my children`s education. They offer a variety of extracurricular activities, have an active and engaging Afterschool program, hold summer camps and the PTA is very involved.
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5  
We decided to send our children to St. James after visiting and researching multiple schools (both private and public) in the area. I am consistently impressed with the St. James student - the school fosters a kind, caring, and respectful environment, and it shows in the behavior of their students. They offer an array of extracurricular activities, differentiated education, emphasize experiential learning with numerous field trips (one of the best ways to learn), and have an active After School program which my children love to attend. They also have a Summer Camp which offers a variety of crafts, trips and activities to keep kids busy.
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5  
Being part of the St. James School community has been an amazing experience for my family. My child is so happy there and loves the principal, teachers, faculty, staff and classmates. My family and I feel as though we are part of a great and tight knit community. A community that only has the children's best interest in mind. The principal, teacher, faculty and staff invest a lot of time and effort into our children and it truly shows in the kids' progress and growth over the course of the years at the school. We have made great friends at St. James and are continuing to make friends as we continue to participate in all the fun events held at the school.
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5  
We are very happy with our choice to enroll our children in St. James. My children are excited to learn and are challenged by the curriculum. There are many activities in and out of school that everyone participates in which gives you a nice sense of family. We''ve made many wonderful friends since we''ve been at the school.
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5  
St. James has been a wonderful school choice for both of our children. The curriculum is challenging, the teachers are engaged, and the students support each other. Parent involvement and volunteering is required, which results in a true feeling of Family within the school. If you are interested in a nurturing environment that educates in traditional subjects as well as teaches responsibility, service, and caring for others, this is a great place for you.
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5  
We are very happy that we chose St. James for our child. The families are supportive and teachers are caring and provide open communication. We have a new principal this year, which has been a wonderful addition to the school. The school offers a huge array of extracurricular activities in sports, music and the arts. The students are respectful and engage in learning.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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