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 Program

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 Program

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

  • 3rd Graders Write & Illustrate BooksMay 14, 2021 - 1:18 am

    SJS 3rd graders have been learning about small animals and habitats as part of their science lessons. Students have just completed researching, writing (in cursive), and illustrating a short book about an assigned animal. Students also presented some of their findings to classmates.

  • 7th Graders Design HiveHausesMay 13, 2021 - 2:38 am

    The CT Chapter of The American Institute of Architects recently put together an educational video series called “Architecture in Our Community” which highlights five local projects led by local architectural firms. Throughout the series…

  • Grade 8 International DayMay 10, 2021 - 1:29 am

    Congratulations to the Saint James School 8th Grade class on the outstanding job they did hosting International Day today!  International Day is…