St. James the Apostle Catholic school (K-8) has dedicated itself to being a leader in academic, technological and theological excellence, striving to display the highest traditions and standards of the Catholic Church.
St. James the Apostle has a rich tradition of academic excellence based in Catholic values and morals.
St. James the Apostle school is committed to the threefold purpose of Christian education as defined by the National Council of Catholic Bishops: to proclaim the word, to build the community, and to serve God and humanity.
Our school strives to provide each child with a challenging academic program rooted in the beliefs, values and traditions of Catholic Christianity; to guide each child in acquiring skills, virtues and habits required for effective service to God, self and humanity; to enable each child to fully discover and develop his or her God given ability; to promote involvement between home and school to further the shared role of education between parents, guardians and teachers; and to recognize the role of school in the light of the ministry of education professed by the St. James parish community.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 252 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,400
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
252 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. James The Apostle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
23 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Jen Guthrie

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • St. James the Apostle Catholic School (Preschool through 8th grade) has dedicated itself to being a leader in academics, technology and strives to display the highest traditions and standards of the Catholic Church.
  • St. James the Apostle has a rich tradition of academic excellence based in Catholic values and morals.
  • St. James the Apostle school is committed to the purpose of a Christian education and leads our student body to the St. James Way:  Faith, Academics and Character.
  • Our school strives to provide each child with a challenging academic program rooted in the beliefs, values and traditions of Catholic Christianity; to guide each child in acquiring skills, virtues and habits required for effective service to God, self and humanity; to enable each child to fully discover and develop his or her God given ability; to promote involvement between home and school to further the shared role of education between parents, guardians and teachers; and to recognize the role of school in the light of the ministry of education professed by the St. James parish community.
  • We invite you to "Come See the Difference"
Profile last updated: 05/11/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 252 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,400
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Dupage County, IL is $7,950 for elementary schools and $10,451 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dupage County, IL is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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