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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.



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

  • $1.00 Comfy Clothes/PJ Dress Down for CCMCDecember 3, 2020 - 11:43 am

    Next Friday, December 11th, students may wear “comfy” clothes (sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts) or weather- & school-appropriate PJs to school for a $1.00 donation.  All money collected, which should come to school with the student next Friday, and will benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. CCMCs annual PJ day, […]

  • Pre-K4 Learning FUN!December 3, 2020 - 1:51 am
  • 2020 Tree of BlessingsDecember 2, 2020 - 10:53 am

    Please see the attached information on the 2020 Saint James School Tree of Blessings:  2020 Tree of Blessings Order Form A special Prayer Service honoring the named individuals will be held on WEDNESDAY, December 16th.  This year, due to the pandemic, 8th grade students will host the service and it will be recorded for broadcast […]