Upcoming Open House Events:

Grades K – 8:   January 29, 8:30am

Pre-Kindergarten:   February 2, 10:00am – 12:00pm

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

  • Varsity Basketball UpdateJanuary 18, 2019 - 12:58 pm

    Last night, the SJS boys’ varsity gold team won their 5th consecutive game by defeating crosstown rival, St. Bridget by a score of 32-13. With that win, the boys improved their record to 12-3.  The varsity girls also defeated St. Bridget last evening, keeping their perfect record intact. Our Varsity Teams are back in action […]

  • 8th Grade Buoyancy ProjectJanuary 18, 2019 - 4:37 am
  • Ski/Snowboard Club Starts TomorrowJanuary 17, 2019 - 1:00 pm

    As a reminder, the Saint James Ski/Snowboard Club starts this Friday (1/18).  Students participating (who don’t have a parent coming) may bring their ski equipment to school in the morning and put it inside the gym entrance. Ski Club volunteers will begin loading the equipment from the gym stairwell onto the bus tomorrow around 1:45pm.