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

  • You are Invited: Trunk or Treat!October 11, 2019 - 10:35 am

    The HSA is hosting Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 2:00-3:00 pm at the school.  It will be a fun afternoon of trunk or treating, contests, face painting and costumes!  Please see this flyer for details and to sign up.  This year there are 3 ways to participate; your family can decorate your […]

  • Basketball SpiritwearOctober 11, 2019 - 9:51 am

    Below please find our 2019-2020 Basketball Spiritwear Ordering Information.  All orders must be placed online using the link below. For 6th – 8th grade boys playing basketball, the coaches request that, if possible, players purchase the reversible “practice jersey” to use as a “pinny” during practice. Last date to order will be October 22nd.

  • United Way Workplace CampaignsOctober 10, 2019 - 3:40 am

    The 2019-2020 United Way Community Workforce Campaign will be kicking off at many local companies over the next few weeks. Please remember you can donate to Saint James School through the United Way by utilizing our code – AG0681-1 or going to the section “Write In/Other” and writing in “Saint James School, Manchester, CT.” Please […]