Come See The Saint James School Difference!

Prospective Family Open House for Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 8:  April 26th at 6:30pm


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

  • Attention Grade 8 ParentsApril 26, 2018 - 10:56 am

    All 8th Grade students have received a notice regarding graduation and pre-graduation activities.  Please make sure you check with your 8th grader for this important information if they have not passed it along to you already.

  • 2017-2018 Sports BanquetApril 26, 2018 - 10:49 am

    The annual SJS Sports Banquet – for students that ran cross country, played JV or Varsity basketball, or will be playing soccer this year – will be held on Tuesday, May 15th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the East Catholic High School cafeteria.  An informational flyer with RSVP information is below.  RSVPs are due to […]

  • Spring Uniform Begins Next Tuesday!April 26, 2018 - 10:28 am

    Time to dig the uniform shorts out of storage! As a reminder, students may begin wearing their warm weather uniform items (uniform shorts and uniform polo shirt) beginning next Tuesday, May 1st.  Middle school parents, please remember if your child is wearing the uniform shorts, they must wear the uniform polo with it (they cannot […]