Saint James School is a small Catholic school where every child thrives! Saint James School (SJS) will be celebrating our 30th anniversary! It was founded in 1992, by combining three local Catholic schools into one: Saint Joseph's, Saint Andre's and Saint Mary's. The first letter of each school was used to create the name James and Saint James School after Saint James the Greater. In 2010, Notre Dame de Lourdes School also joined Saint James to create the only local Catholic school in the area. We recognize the alumni of all these schools, as well as the closed Catholic schools, are part of Saint James School! Saint James builds its branches on the roots of these schools and the religious brothers and sisters that started Catholic education in the area. Thank you!
SJS provides a quality educational experience that teaches the whole child. It integrates faith, service and learning in a values-based education that ensures every child that graduates from Saint James School will have the fundamentals needed to succeed in any path that they choose. When you read the names on the honor roll at the area high schools and the top ten students, you will recognize many former Saint James students.
Saint James School is fully licensed from the State of Maine and is fully accredited through New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Check out this article about our accreditation.
Check out this link to an article on our Students to Sisters program that appeared in Harvest magazine. Or this link that highlights our STREAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) program. These articles and the mission statement truly reflects who we are as a school. We teach the whole child, we do not just teach academics but we teach our students to be caring and respectful and that is woven into all aspects of the school. Our mission is who we are-
Saint James is a Catholic school within Good Shepherd Parish committed to fostering spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth in a S.A.F.E.* and collaborative family environment while empowering students of all faiths to be creative, to think critically, to act responsibly, and to serve with integrity. *Service - Academics - Faith - Excellence
Saint James School is S.A.F.E.
Most importantly, SJS has a warm, friendly environment where all students succeed and grow into respectful, faith-filled young men and women. Saint James isn't just a school, we're a family, where we put "kid's first"!