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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.

Pre-Kindergarten

 

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

  • Kindergarten STREAM FunJanuary 15, 2021 - 2:46 pm

    For Friday’s Kindergarten STREAM project, classes read Dr. Seuss’ “Ten Apples Up On Top,” then planned and designed a structure to hold up to 10 apples. Great job Sabers!

  • Grade 4 Engineering ChallengeJanuary 13, 2021 - 1:35 am

    Today for their STREAM special with Mrs. Poth, 4th graders learned about structural engineering and then tried to build a structure (using Popsicle sticks and tape) that could withstand…

  • 8th Graders Present PrototypesJanuary 8, 2021 - 1:10 am

    During their STREAM classes, 8th grade students were tasked with creating a product not currently on the market that could be marketed to consumers.  After developing the concept and sketching it out on paper, students had to use the 3D Design Program Tinkercad to…

Upcoming Events

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Feb
1
Mon
2:30 pm Prospective Family Zoom Info Ses...
Prospective Family Zoom Info Ses...
Feb 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
For families interested in learning more about the SJS Pre-Kindergarten program.  Register HERE to receive the Zoom link for this session.
Feb
2
Tue
2:30 pm Prospective Family Zoom Info Ses...
Prospective Family Zoom Info Ses...
Feb 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
For families interested in learning more about the SJS Kindergarten, 1st, and/or 2nd grade.  Register HERE to receive the Zoom link for this session.
Feb
4
Thu
2:30 pm Prospective Family Zoom Info Ses...
Prospective Family Zoom Info Ses...
Feb 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
For families interested in learning more about the SJS 3rd – 5th Grade.  Register HERE to receive the Zoom link for this session.