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.

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.

Nationally Recognized For Excellence

Saint James School 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.

Latest News

  • Tomorrow Morning: Last Day Hooray! CoffeeJune 21, 2018 - 9:22 am

    The HSA is hosting a “Last Day Hooray” coffee hour for parents on the last day of school.  Please join us outside the breezeway at morning drop-off on June 22 for some coffee and socializing as we wrap up another great school year.  Whether you can stay for just a few minutes or an hour, […]

  • Uniform Closet ReminderJune 21, 2018 - 6:22 am

    If your child has outgrown their SJS uniform items, please remember to donate them to our school’s Uniform Closet.  Uniform items in good condition may be brought to the main office now or throughout the summer. Also, as a reminder, parents wishing to look through items in the uniform closet must call or stop by […]

  • School Supplies with School Tool BoxJune 21, 2018 - 6:00 am

    This summer you again have the option to order your child’s school supplies online and have them delivered directly to your home!  In addition, Saint James School receives a percentage of every sale – convenience for you and a great way to support SJS!  Plus, if you already have supplies left over from prior years, […]