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

  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game CancelledMarch 22, 2018 - 12:53 pm

    The girls varsity basketball game – scheduled for this evening (at Corpus Christi) – has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled for sometime next week (exact date TBA).  

  • Lenten Prayer Service Tomorrow at 7:30amMarch 22, 2018 - 11:28 am

    There will be a Lenten Prayer Service tomorrow – Friday (3/23) – at 7:30am in Ms. O’s middle school classroom (top floor, Room B207). Next week the final Lenten Prayer Services will be held on  March 27th (Tuesday) and March 29th (Thursday). Please take this time and/or encourage your child(ren) to join us in prayers […]

  • Yearbook Orders Due TOMORROWMarch 22, 2018 - 11:16 am

    If you would like your child to receive a yearbook at the end of the school year, TOMORROW (Friday 3/23) is the deadline to order (Grades Pre-K through 7th only…all 8th grade students will automatically receive one).  The price per book is $25.  Payment should be made by check, made out to Saint James School.