Choosing St. James


St. James at a Glance


  • Our families chose St. James Catholic School for their children to receive an education which provides religious instruction along with advanced preparatory academics, while supporting the Christian values and morals taught in the home.
  • St. James Catholic School offers Pre-school (full and half day), full day Kindergarten, elementary classes from 1st through 5th grade and junior high classes from 6th through 8th grade.
  • Weekly Mass, daily religious education classes, sacramental preparation place the Catholic faith at the center of our school’s mission.
  • The students here at St. James Catholic School, on average, place above average on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, and our students place in academic and honors classes at our local Catholic High School.
  • St. James offers a before and afterschool care program (ESP) which starts at 6:30 AM- 8:15 AM and 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM.
  • St. James offers many physical amenities; including a large gymnasium with a state of the art sound system, a dedicated art room, computer lab, library, and a daily hot lunch program.
  • St. James Bruins offers a full array of athletics including coed soccer, boys and girls’ basketball, football through Junior Titans, coed volleyball and girls cheerleading.
  • Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance is available