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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1945

Student Body

Total Students328 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeSt James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,200
Tuition NotesTuition 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Stratford
     St. Mark School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 230 students
    2.7 miles
    500 Wigwam Lane
    Stratford, CT 06614
    (203)375-4291
    2.7 PK-8
    230
  • Fairfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 176 students
    5.1 miles
    605 Stratfield Rd
    Fairfield, CT 06825
    (203)334-6271
    5.1 PK-8
    176
  • Trumbull
    Grades: K-12 | 450 students
    4.4 miles
    575 White Plains Rd
    Trumbull, CT 06611
    (203)261-6230
    4.4 K-12
    450
  • Bridgeport
    Grades: K-8 | 72 students
    3.4 miles
    283 Lafayette Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (203)576-6773
    3.4 K-8
    72
  • Bridgeport
    Grades: PK-8 | 241 students
    5.3 miles
    395 Anton St
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    (203)373-1552
    5.3 PK-8
    241

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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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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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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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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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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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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