St. James School

  • School opened September 8th with High Mass and the lovely instruction given by Father Purcell".
  • With this sentence, Sister Louise Howell, D.C., announced to her superior in Emmitsburg, Maryland, that Catholic Elementary School Education had begun in Johnson City, New York.
  • Founded by Fr. William Purcell, its roots go back, however, almost to the institution of the parish in 1900 when in order to provide for the religious instruction of the children, the Sisters of St. Joseph had served as catechists, commuting weekly from Binghamton.
  • Throughout the years, St. James had maintained a strong commitment to faith community.
  • To that end, the faculty and staff have gathered together for prayer, liturgy, retreat, and sometimes meals.
  • By forming themselves after Christ, they believe they can better form Christ in their students.
  • Today St. James Middle School remains strong with an enrollment of 165 students in grades four through eight.
  • Serving the families and parishes of Broome County, St. James is a collaborative environment focusing on the fundamentals of thinking, reading, writing, music, art, and arithmetic.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
National Catholic Education Association
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedwith support from IEP + 504 plans
Year Founded1939

Student Body

Total Students195 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khakis and Golf shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,500
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid is an option
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$750
Admissions DirectorVisit with the Principal

School Notes

  • School opened September 8th with High Mass and the lovely instruction given by Father Purcell". With this sentence, Sister Louise Howell, D.C., announced to her superior in Emmitsburg, Maryland, that Catholic Elementary School Education had begun in Johnson City, New York. Founded by Fr. William Purcell, its roots go back, however, almost to the institution of the parish in 1900 when in order to provide for the religious instruction of the children, the Sisters of St. Joseph had served as catechists, commuting weekly from Binghamton. Throughout the years, St. James had maintained a strong commitment to faith community. To that end, the faculty and staff have gathered together for prayer, liturgy, retreat, and sometimes meals. By forming themselves after Christ, they believe they can better form Christ in their students. Today St. James Middle School remains strong with an enrollment of 165 students in grades four through eight. Serving the families and parishes of Broome County, St. James is a collaborative environment focusing on the fundamentals of thinking, reading, writing, music, art, and arithmetic.
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  • Binghamton
    Grades: K-4 | 160 students
    1.1 miles
    3 Aquinas St
    Binghamton, NY 13905
    (607) 797-6528
    1.1 K-4
    160

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The teachers are very caring and I was well prepared for middle and high school. The food here is great and I miss it now that I'm at SCCHS
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Great school, top notch academics and centered in Christ.
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