St. James School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1857

Student Body

Total Students244 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(All students wear uniforms that consist of khaki pants and a polo shirt. Skirts, jumpers, and dresses are also available for girls.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition NotesPre-K 2-$4,000 Pre-K 3-$5,800-$9,500 Pre-K 4-$7,000-$9,500
Admissions DirectorSue Dees

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Board Game Club, Coding Class, Computer Coding, Cooking Class, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Operetta

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Club

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.

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