St. James School

  • The community of St. James school, are a prayerful and Eucharist people who treasure our Catholic traditions.
  • We strive to grow in our faith by being good stewards of the gifts God has given us and by sharing God's truth with all.
  • As the Body of Christ, we are called to love and serve everyone, especially the marginalized, with joy and hospitality.
  • Devoted to our children as well as to their profession, St. James' staff works hard to maintain excellence by means of in-service training, continuing education and representation on various educational boards.
  • Staff members also give of their time to extra activities with students, serving as advisors to many organizations.
  • Our students experience learning opportunities, which connect to specific skills for life.
  • Our school focuses on one Lifeskill each month. Students learn, practice and apply the skills to the classroom and real-life situations.
  • Each morning students recite our Lifelong Guideline pledge: I promise to be faith-filled, trustworthy, truthful and an active-listener too.
  • I will do my personal best, and give no-put downs to any of you.
  • These guidelines work in conjunction with the Lifeskills to build responsible, Christian citizens.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students387 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade St. James School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

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  • Liberty
    Liberty Montessori Center
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 54 students
    3.2 miles
    650 E Ruth Ewing Rd
    Liberty, MO 64068
    (816) 781-6295
    3.2 PK-K
  • Kansas City
    Grades: PK-12 | 72 students
    5.2 miles
    5600 N Brighton Ave
    Kansas City, MO 64119
    (816) 454-7410
    5.2 PK-12
  • Kansas City
    Grades: PK-8 | 241 students
    5.2 miles
    6415 Ne Antioch Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64119
    (816) 454-7377
    5.2 PK-8
  • Kansas City
    Faith Academy
    Grades: PK-6 | 110 students
    5.7 miles
    4300 N Corrington Ave
    Kansas City, MO 64117
    (816) 455-2847
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  • Kansas City
    St. Gabriel School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 157 students
    6.4 miles
    4737 N Cleveland Ave
    Kansas City, MO 64117
    (816) 453-4555
    6.4 PK-8

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