St James School wants students to Love, Learn, and Lead in their community.
Our teachers and staff are sensitive to the needs of each student.
We know a child's sense of self-worth must be nurtured so each feels worthwhile as an individual and confident as part of a group.
Only then can a child perform to the maximum of his or her potential and be challenged to grow.
We strive to develop within each one of them concern and compassion for the world they share, and the competence needed to handle responsibilities well.
We feel challenged and motivated by the goals we set for ourselves, and the expectations we have for our students.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. James School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1857

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
All students wear uniforms that consist of khaki pants and a polo shirt. Skirts, jumpers, and dresses are also available for girls.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-K 2-$5,000 Pre-K 3-$6,800-$8,000 JK-$8,000-$10,500
Admissions Director
Carole Anne Cook

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Board Game Club, Coding Class

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Operetta

School Notes

  • St James School exist to educate our children and to guide their development as caring, responsible human beings. Our teachers and staff are sensitive to the needs of each student. We know a child's sense of self-worth must be nurtured so each feels worthwhile as an individual and confident as part of a group. Only then can a child perform to the maximum of his or her potential and be challenged to grow. We strive to develop within each one of them concern and compassion for the world they share, and the competence needed to handle responsibilities well. We feel challenged and motivated by the goals we set for ourselves, and the expectations we have for our students.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. James School cost?

St. James School's tuition is approximately $10,500 for private students.

What sports does St. James School offer?

St. James School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is St. James School's ranking?

St. James School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. James School?

The application deadline for St. James School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,536 for elementary schools and $17,857 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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