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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

  • Health Form ReminderJune 26, 2020 - 7:17 am

    As a reminder from Mrs. Vignati, per state mandate students entering PRE-KINDERGARTEN, KINDERGARTEN and 7TH GRADE must have an updated physical form (pertaining to a physical within the last year) on file with the school prior to starting school this year.  If you have any questions regarding health forms, please call Mrs. Vignati at the school […]

  • Upcoming Uniform SalesJune 26, 2020 - 5:45 am

    Saint James School Dress Code and Vendor Codes can be found HERE Upcoming uniform sales from our uniform vendors: Dennis Uniforms Sale Dates: June 27th – June 30th Offer: 15% off plus free shipping Informational Flyer Lands’ End Sale Dates: June 25th – July 3rd Offer: 30% off uniform items Sale Dates: July 4th – […]

  • Have a GREAT Summer!!June 11, 2020 - 1:18 pm

      As another year of learning comes to a close we wish to Thank You again for choosing to be part of the Saint James School family, and for the various ways that each of you help make Saint James School such a special place! While this has been a year unlike any other in […]