St. James School



History: St. James School has been a vital part of Crete’s history since the first classes were held in September 1887. Father Pold and two Ursuline Sisters began the school by teaching classes in a rented house. Two years later a school was built and was staffed by the Precious Blood Sisters of O’Fallon, MO. Starting in 1997 The School Sisters of Christ the King and lay teachers staff the preschool through sixth grade school.

Enrollment: We currently have 102 Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students. We are culturally diverse.

Faith Dimension: The K-6th grade students have the privilege of attending daily Mass and daily religion classes; the parish priest visits each classroom; the students are well prepared for receiving the sacraments; Catholic customs and traditions are emphasized throughout the liturgical year; and our Catholic faith is integrated in regular subjects.

Community Dimension: Our school is family orientated. Our parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s education. We expect our students to live high standards of respect, responsibility and self-discipline.

Academic Excellence: We expect our students to do their best and beyond. The curriculum includes: Religion, Literature, Phonics, Math, Handwriting, Science, History, Health, Art, Vocal Music, P.E., Library, and Computer. Students receive letter grades in all subjects and participate in the Terra Nova standardized test in grades 3rd-6th. Homework is given to 1st-6th grades.

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