It is the responsibility of the principal of St. James School to administer the admissions and waiting list procedure under the general guidelines established by the School Council. The guidelines, as follows, presume applications will be accepted in the following order
- Priority will be given to presently enrolled students and their siblings
- Priority will be given to children of registered, active parishioners over those of non-parishioners
- New families with PK/Kindergarten children will be registered for available spaces based on the length of time registered in the parish as verified by the parish office
- Priority will be given to those transfer students whose siblings are enrolled and would otherwise be placed on a waiting list for their particular grade. These children will be enrolled in a homeroom provided the maximum in grades one through eight does not exceed 30 students
- St. James reserves the right to deny registration for students whose educational needs cannot be met by St. James School. The administration makes this decision
- All students wishing to transfer to St. James School must go through a screening process with the administration
If a child is not placed due to the homeroom maximum, the child will be placed on a waiting list for the appropriate grade level. Once placed on a waiting list, the child will retain that position under all circumstances until the child is placed in the school or requests to be removed from the list. Children will be placed in the order of the list as vacancies occur. The principal will contact all waiting-list families prior to the end of the school year and again prior to the start of the school year to determine if they desire to remain on the list. A written confirmation will be sent if requested.
Non-discriminatory Student Admissions Statement Archdiocesan schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in these schools.
Archdiocesan schools do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national and ethnic origin and ensures equality of opportunity in administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.
Non-discriminatory Title IX Statement No student attending St. James School shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Tours and Shadow Appointments
Please phone the school office at 224.345.7145 to schedule a tour or shadow day for your child/ren.
We are happy to provide tours during the summer months, too! Please call the office or email the principal @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages are retrieved regularly.
Application Materials for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:
New Student Registration Forms
**The links above are writable PDFs. In order to access this format you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. This is a free program and may be found at
Once this application is installed, download the application form.
~Enter Adobe Reader DS to select the application of your choice
~Click on Fill & Sign along the right hand menu.
~Be aware that the application has 2 sides. To access page 2, go to the grey bar at the bottom and click next page.
When complete, please sign the application, enclose a check with the appropriate fee, and send in an envelope marked 2017-2018 Application.
St. James Fact Sheet
SMART Tuition website https://enrollwithsmart.com/
If you would prefer an application packet in the mail, please email our main office.