Nationally & Locally Recognized For Excellence

Saint James School (Pre-K – Grade 8) is a proud recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence.   This award recognizes high-performing schools, where students rank at the top of their peer group nationwide in both reading and math on standardized tests.  On the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Saint James students consistently score several years above grade level, and the yearly gains made by each group of students exceed expected progress.

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Saint James School has been a leading choice for educating children in Manchester and surrounding towns since it first opened its doors in 1922.  Many changes have happened at the school since then, but the basic principles that have turned generations of Saint James graduates into compassionate, disciplined, critical thinkers have not.



Saint James School offers a comprehensive Pre-K program in a nurturing Christian environment. As part of the Saint James community, children have an enriching experience that includes various opportunities to be part of what they fondly refer to as “the big school.” It’s a unique environment that cannot be found elsewhere.

Latest News

  • Wacky Hair DayMarch 26, 2020 - 9:34 am

    Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures for Distance Learning Wacky Hair Day yesterday.  We love seeing these smiles and being able to share them with our school community!

  • Science Fair Winners Move on To National Competition!March 24, 2020 - 10:49 am

    Congratulations to SJS 7th graders Porter Breton and Zachary Nyberg for being selected to advance to the national Broadcom MASTERS* competition by the judges at the State of CT Science and Engineering Fair!  The duo’s project for “Does the Baseball Bat You Use Affect How You Hit?” was also awarded one of the 3 cash […]

  • Distance Learning Schedules for Middle SchoolMarch 20, 2020 - 5:38 am

    Middle School Parents: Please ensure you reviewed the email from Mrs. Zorger that was sent over the weekend (we also send a text via our SJS app to middle school parents).  If you need another copy of the middle school distance learning schedules, they are as follows: Distance Learning Mrs. Wolpert’s Homeroom Schedule Distance Learning […]