Prospective Family Open House for Grades K – 8:     November 6, 2018 @ 8:30am

Nationally 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

  • Eastern Regional BandOctober 22, 2018 - 1:23 pm

    Congratulations to all the band members from across the area who were selected to perform in the Eastern Regional Band Concert this past weekend at Saint James School! Below are the students from Saint James School who auditioned and were selected to perform as members of this special band.    

  • Tomorrow Night: State of the School PresentationOctober 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm

      Please join us on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm in the school gym as Saint James School presents our 2018 State of the School Address. During this annual, informational meeting Mrs. Zorger will share information on how our school is performing in critical areas such as enrollment, finances, and academics as well as current […]

  • Tomorrow: Kids BINGO NightOctober 22, 2018 - 9:41 am

      Come one come all to the State of the School presentation on Tuesday, October 23rd!  Think you can’t because you need a babysitter?  The HSA has you covered!! We will host a fun time in the cafeteria for any SJS student while parents are at the presentation.  We plan to play BINGO (there will […]