Have a Great Summer!

This post contains documents for the upcoming school year. Please remember students entering grades 1 - 8 have summer assignments that were sent home with students.

Last Day Mass & Awards

This morning we celebrated Mass with Father Marcin and, our new parochial vicar, Father Matt.  After Mass, we enjoyed an awards ceremony and then back to the classrooms to say goodbye.

Kindergarten Stepping Up 2024

Today our Kindergartners finished out the year with a special stepping up celebration.  Great job Sabers!

Congratulations Pre-K Graduates!

Congratulations to our Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 students on their last day of school!  Here are several pictures from the Pre-K4 stepping up ceremony this afternoon.

Grade 7 Worm Dissection Lab

Today Saint James School 7th grade students completed a worm dissection lab as part of their Life Science studies.  Prior to – and throughout the dissection – Mrs. Oei  used images on the classroom Viewboard and a plastic model to help the students identify various parts of their worm including it’s brain, hearts, and digestive system. 

Field Day 2024

Field Day 2024 was a blast!  A huge Thank You to Mr. Green for organizing this fun event for our students and to the 7th graders and SJS staff members who helped run each station.

Congratulations SJS Class of 2024!

Congratulations to the Saint James School Class of 2024! Below are some pictures taken today – our 8th graders’ last day as Saint James students.

SJS 2024 Art Show A Success

A huge Thank You to SJS Art Teacher Mrs. Rafferty for all her hard work putting together an amazing Art Show for our students, staff, and families earlier this week!  What amazing talent our students have!

Father/Daughter Dance

Lots of fun and dancing at the Saint James School Father/Daughter Dance this past weekend!  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped pull together this fun, annual event for our families!

Grade 4 Sea Creature Reports

SJS 4th grade students recently finished researching and writing a report on an assigned sea creature, along with creating a model of their animal using recyclable materials and/or craft-related items. Yesterday, 4th graders spent the afternoon presenting an overview of their research to students in the younger grades, including our pre-k4 students.

Rosary & Crowning of Mary

This morning SJS K-8 students came together to pray the Rosary and participate in our annual Crowning of Mary ceremony. As per school tradition, the May Crowning was hosted by our 2nd grade classes while...

Grade 8 Hosts International Day Showcase!

Congratulations to the Saint James School 8th Grade class on an outstanding job hosting International Day today! In addition to turning in a written report and giving an oral presentation to their classmates, parents, teachers, and younger peers, the students also created/displayed maps, a travel brochure, a travel website, and prepared local cuisine from their assigned country. Great job Sabers!!!

Archbishop Coyne Visits Manchester

Yesterday, Saint James School (and our sister school Saint Bridget) were thrilled to celebrate Mass with Coadjutor Archbishop Christopher J. Coyne, who will succeed Archbishop Blair upon his retirement later this year.  With K-8 students from both of our Manchester Catholic elementary and middle schools in attendance, we filled every pew in St. James Church!  It was quite moving to hear so many youthful voices singing and praying together! After Mass, Archbishop Coyne visited the campuses of both Saint James School...

Hats Off To Reading Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our recent Hats Off To Reading contest!  As you may recall, this contest was sponsored by our school librarian, Mrs. Tierney, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America.  As a whole our K-8th grade students read a total of 2,812 books during...

Holy Thursday

Our Kindergartners have been learning about the Holy Triduum at an age appropriate level.  Today, for Holy Thursday, students...

Congratulations SJS Basketball!

Yesterday we celebrated the end of season banquets for our JV and Varsity basketball teams.  The JV teams enjoyed a pizza party during school, while the Varsity teams and their parents enjoyed their celebration in the evening. 

Sabers Shine At State Science Fair

Congratulations to Saint James School 7th grade students Saanvi Sethi and Brendan Abbamonte on their exceptional performance at the Connecticut State Science Fair this past weekend! 

Congrats Spelling Bee Winners

A huge Congratulations to the winners this year’s Saint James School Spelling Bee...

Read Across America Character Day

Today our K - 5th grade classes enjoyed an optional character dress up day in honor of Read Across America. Our school librarian, Mrs. Tierney, will be hosting fun activities throughout the month of March including a reading contest for K-8 students that kicked off this week.

Acrobat Li Liu Performs for Students

Today our kindergarten through grade 8 students enjoyed a special enrichment program presented by Chinese acrobat Li Liu.  Born in Bejing, China, Ms. Liu has been all over the world performing as part of a traveling circus.