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

  • Candy Bar Bingo FunSeptember 20, 2021 - 2:59 am

    Lots of smiles and fun at Saturday’s Candy Bar Bingo event sponsored by the SJS Home & School Association. Special thanks to our awesome 7th & 8th grade volunteers for helping us set-up and run the event and to Mrs. Poth for chairing.

  • 1st Grade Prayer TowersSeptember 20, 2021 - 1:15 am

    During their STREAM class, SJS 1st graders wrote (or drew a picture of) something they would like to pray for on a colored index card – then built the tallest tower possible out of 10 flat and 10 folded cards to help them lift that prayer up to God. 

  • United Way Workplace CampaignsSeptember 16, 2021 - 3:40 am

    The 2021 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 […]