Prospective Family Open House for Grades K – 8:     January 29, 2018 @ 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

  • Ski & Snowboard Club Registration Due By FridayNovember 12, 2018 - 9:10 am

      Attached is the information and forms to sign up for the 2019 SJS Ski Club.  Please note forms are due back BY  this FRIDAY, November 16th and space will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Ski & Snowboard Club Documents 2019   If you would like to subscribe to the SJS Ski […]

  • HSA Meetings This WeekNovember 12, 2018 - 8:30 am

    There will be an evening HSA meeting on Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm in the school library and a morning meeting Thursday from 8:00-9:30 in the lower church.  Please attend whichever meeting best fits your schedule.  There is lots to plan for upcoming events!  We strongly encourage you to attend and thank you for your participation!

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive for St. Vincent DePaulNovember 12, 2018 - 8:29 am

      As a reminder: The Saint James School Student Council is collecting food for the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Families are asked to consider donating the following items to help struggling families in our area enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving: Pre-Kindergarten: Stuffing Kindergarten: Instant Potatoes 1st Grade: Cornbread and other bread mixes 2nd Grade: Juice and […]