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THE QUALITY OF LIFE I HAVE TODAY DERIVED FROM MY PARENTS’ INVESTMENT IN MY CATHOLIC EDUCATION YEARS AGO.

– HANNAH SANCHEZ (’13)

JOIN US FOR OPEN HOUSE!

Join us November 14, 2020 from 9:00-11:30am. We open our house so you can meet the St. James student leaders and administrators, see the campus, learn about tuition planning, and the faith infusion throughout the excellent academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to future students!

We look forward to working with all students and parents as you work toward a Catholic high school choice.

OUR MISSION

ST. JAMES’ MISSION

St. James Academy exists to pass on the Catholic faith to the next generation. The community is rooted in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and is dedicated to developing the minds and hearts of young people to know Truth, choose Good and live virtuously in the service of others.

Our purpose is doing God’s will; our main objective is forming Saints.

– DR. SHANE RAPP, PRINCIPAL

ABOUT

OPEN HOUSE

8th-grade graduates from more than 30 area middle schools are part of SJA’s 2020 freshman class. Our students who made the successful transition to St. James want to share their story. We strengthen bonds between all four grades in the unique opportunities of the House and Community system. St. James administrators, faculty, and coaches infuse virtue and values while preparing students for college, and ultimately, Heaven! Come learn more at the Open House!

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YOUR INVESTMENT

Did you know you can use your 529 plan to pay tuition?

For the 2019-20 school year, St. James awarded $1.9 million in need-based aid and 37% of students received some form of payment modification.
St. James Academy offers several scholarships for incoming freshmen, to reward their accomplishments in academics as well as in their faith life and community involvement.

To be considered for a customized plan, complete an application through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.

The investment in four years’ Catholic high school is likely returned as college scholarship awards.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Advanced Placement exams over the last 5 years translate to $2.26 million in Public University tuition or $3.07 million in Catholic University tuition.
  • $16 million in college scholarship offered to class of 2020.
  • 88% of 2020 graduates enrolled in a four-year college.
  • 11% of 2020 graduates chose two-year college, vocation program, or military.
  • 25.1 average ACT score for class of 2020 (20.8 National Avg. 21.6 State Avg.).

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  • Individualized plan of study (IPS) for all learning levels.
  • Engineering, Health Care, Education, Law/Public Service, and Mass Media exploration classes offered.
  • 28 sections of AP classes in 14 different content areas offered and multiple JCCC dual credit classes.⁠
  • ACT and College Prep class
  • Thunder Block – Flexible time during the school day for students to meet their individual needs, in particular those needs related to academic learning interventions. It also allows students get an experience of a less structured environment similar to what they will experience in college and the workplace to help them learn the power their choice has in structuring their lives.

DEMOGRAPHICS

STUDENT BODY

  • 900 Students Total
  • 95% Catholic
  • 50% Girls, 50% Boys
  • 11% Hispanic
  • 94% White
  • 6% Asian, American Indian, Black, Pacific Islanders, two or more Races.

FACULTY AND STAFF

  • 15:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • 59 Teachers
  • 61% Masters Degree
  • 96 Total Staff

COMMUNITY

  • Join a Community (large group) and House (small group) for all 4 years
  • Strengthen bonds among 9th-12th grade
  • Receive mentorship in academic, social, and spiritual growth
  • Develop interpersonal relationship skills
  • Attend monthly leadership training
  • 80+ leadership opportunities within the Community System

SCHOOL PROFILE

YOUR INVESTMENT

Did you know you can use your 529 plan to pay tuition?

For the 2018-19 school year, St. James awarded $1.9 million in need-based aid and 40% of students received some form of payment modification.
St. James Academy offers several scholarships for incoming freshmen, to reward their accomplishments in academics as well as in their faith life and community involvement.

To be considered for a customized plan, complete an application through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.

The investment in four years’ Catholic high school is likely returned as college scholarship awards.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Class of 2020: $16,227,909.85 in college scholarships offered, with $5,527,641.00 accepted. Average of $64,535 offered per student, and $22,022 accepted.
  • 90% of graduates enroll in a four-year college.
  • 10% of graduates chose two-year college, vocation program, or military.
  • 25.1 average ACT score for class of 2020 (20.8 National Avg. 21.6 State Avg.).
  • 54 class of 2020 students scored 30 or higher on the ACT, one student scoring a perfect score.
  • Last year… one of only two Kansans named U.S. Presidential Scholars, 71 Kansas Designated State Scholars, and 3 National Merit Finalists
  • In 2020 we had 276 students take 532 AP exams and nearly 75% of our students passed their AP exams.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  • Our Student Services department has three full time certified Special Education teachers, supporting students on IEPs and other learning plans.
  • Engineering, Health Care, Education, Law/Public Service, Non-Profit & Social Services, Journalism and Mass Media exploration classes offered.
  • We offer 28 sections of AP classes in 14 different content areas. We also offer JCCC dual credit classes, and 21 Honors classes. 
  • Our College Exploration class provides students with a Princeton Review ACT prep curriculum taught by a certified ACT prep teacher.
  • Thunder Block – Flexible time during the school day for students to meet their individual needs, in particular those needs related to academic learning interventions. It also allows students get an experience of a less structured environment similar to what they will experience in college and the workplace to help them learn the power their choice has in structuring their lives.

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

STUDENT BODY

  • 835 Students Total
  • 95% Catholic
  • 52% Girls, 48% Boys
  • 11.2% Hispanic
  • 80.5% White
  • 8.3% Asian, American Indian, Black, Pacific Islanders, two or more Races.

FACULTY AND STAFF

  • 14:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • 61% Masters Degree
  • 97 Total Staff

COMMUNITY

  • Join a Community (large group) and House (small group) for all 4 years
  • Strengthen bonds among 9th-12th grade
  • Receive mentorship in academic, social, and spiritual growth
  • Develop interpersonal relationship skills
  • Attend monthly leadership training
  • 80+ leadership opportunities within the Community System

TUITION & FEES

The St. James Academy Board of Trustees has approved the following tuition rates for 2020-21.

SCHOLARSHIPS

For a complete list of Scholarships offered at St. James, click the button below.

Scholarships

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