St James The Less School

  • St. James the Less School is a Catholic learning community committed to educating the whole student.
  • Spiritual, moral, social, academic, and emotional needs are nurtured in a Christ-centered environment that respects the uniqueness of each student.
  • We value each student as a gift from God with unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • We seek to provide a challenging curriculum with the flexibility to meet the needs of each student through a variety of learning activities and instruction.
  • We expect students to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills for problem solving encouraging scientific exploration, artistic and musical creativity and appreciation, and physical activity and development.
  • We provide an atmosphere of mutual respect among students, staff, and parents by modeling Gospel values and practicing our faith.
  • We are dedicated to educating the mind, body, and spirit of each child with the hope of nurturing confident, well-rounded, faith filled life learners.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students478 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
90%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade St James The Less School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • Westerville
    Northside Christian School
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-12 | 187 students
    5.6 miles
    2655 W Schrock Rd
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 882-1493
    5.6 PK-12
    187
  • Columbus
    Grades: NS-12 | 1121 students
    4.6 miles
    4300 Cherry Bottom Road
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614) 509-2220
    4.6 NS-12
    1121
  • Columbus
    Grades: PK-12 | 564 students
    4.7 miles
    65 S. Drexel. Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43209
    (614) 252-0781
    4.7 PK-12
    564
  • Columbus
    Our Lady Of Bethlehem School & Childcare
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    Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-K | 96 students
    3.7 miles
    4567 Olentangy River Rd
    Columbus, OH 43214
    (614) 459-8285
    3.7 NS-K
    96
  • Columbus
     St Joseph Montessori School
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    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 210 students
    3.8 miles
    933 Hamlet St
    Columbus, OH 43201
    (614) 291-8601
    3.8 PK-8
    210

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The average private school tuition in Columbus, OH is $5,539 for elementary schools and $13,880 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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