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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 195 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,500
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
with support from IEP + 504 plans
Year Founded
1939

Student Body

Total Students
195 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khakis and Golf shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid is an option
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$750
Admissions Director
Visit 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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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
- Posted by
5  
Great school, top notch academics and centered in Christ.
- Posted by

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 195 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,500
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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