Prospective Family Open House for Grades K – 8:     January 29, 2019 @ 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

  • This Thursday: $1.00 PJ Dress Down for CCMCDecember 10, 2018 - 10:50 am

    Help Us Raise Funds and Spirits! Wear “comfy” clothes (sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts) or weather-appropriate PJs to school on December 13th for a $1.00 donation.  All proceeds, which should come to school with the student on December 13th, will benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Please remember, students must […]

  • Boys Varsity Basketball RecapDecember 7, 2018 - 11:44 am

    Congratulations to the SJS Varsity Blue team on their win over St. Chris last night winning 32 – 18.  Evan, Erik and Michael played strong defense creating multiple turnovers and capped off by Holden grabbing a final rebound to seal the victory.  Great job Sabers! The Boys Varsity Gold team won their second consecutive game, […]

  • Christmas Store Volunteers Still Needed!December 7, 2018 - 10:10 am

    The SJS Christmas store is around the corner!  We will need volunteers to help run the store and clean up afterwards on Dec 12th. If you are interested in volunteering please email Christine Strickland at Please remember you must have VIRTUS training and have a completed background check to volunteer for this event.