Prospective Family Open House for Grades K – 8:     January 29, 2019 @ 8:30am

Nationally 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

  • XC Banquet UpdateNovember 16, 2018 - 11:53 am

    The SJS Cross Country Banquet has been rescheduled to Monday, November 26th.  If you were not planning to attend originally due to a conflict, but can now make it, please email Mrs. Zorger at to let her know.  Likewise, if you had originally signed up to attend but are unable to make it on […]

  • Last Call: Thanksgiving Food Drive for St. Vincent DePaulNovember 16, 2018 - 11:20 am

      As a reminder: The Saint James School Student Council is collecting food for the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Families are asked to consider donating the following items to help struggling families in our area enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving: Pre-Kindergarten: Stuffing Kindergarten: Instant Potatoes 1st Grade: Cornbread and other bread mixes 2nd Grade: Juice and […]

  • Reminder: Next Week’s ScheduleNovember 16, 2018 - 10:47 am

    Next Wednesday, November 21st, is a 12:05pm dismissal day.  Aftercare will be in session but students going to aftercare will need to bring a lunch from home as there is no hot lunch served on early dismissal days. There is no school on November 22nd and 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. Important Note:  Friday, December […]