OPEN HOUSE

2024 Open House TBD

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Lenexa, KS

9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Open House!

It’s never too early to start exploring which High School is the best fit for your student and family. Open House is the perfect place to start! Come and see how our mission is lived out daily.

Meet the Community

Tour the school and visit with teachers, coaches, current students, administrators and counselors.

Athletics, Arts & More!

Check out Athletic Programs, Community System, Fine and Performing Arts, Faith Formation, and Clubs.

Explore Academics & Support

Learn about our outstanding academics, career exploration classes, AP curriculum, and student support systems.

Financial Planning Workshops

Attend one of our parent financial planning workshops.

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

SCHOOL PROFILE

YOUR INVESTMENT

For the 2022-23 school year, St. James awarded $2.1 million in need-based aid and 33% of students received some form of payment modification. To be considered for a customized plan, complete an application through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.

529 plan funds can also be used to pay high school tuition.

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

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • $11.5 million in college scholarships offered to class of 2022.
  • 85% of 2022 graduates enrolled in a four-year college.
  • 11.82%of 2022 graduates chose a two-year college, vocation program, or military.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  • Individualized plan of study (IPS) for all learning levels.
  • Engineering, Health Care, Education, Law & Public Service, NonProfit & Social Services, Journalism and Mass Media exploration classes offered.
  • 28 sections of AP classes in 14 different content areas, 7 concurrent enrollment courses offered, and 21 Honors classes.
  • Our College Explorations Class offers the Princeton Review ACT Preparation curriculum taught by trained instructors.
  • 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 to 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

  • 922 Students Total
  • 90% Catholic (828 Catholic, 94 Non-Catholic)
  • 53% Girls, 47% Boys
  • 11.4% Hispanic
  • 80.5% White
  • 8.1% Asian, American Indian, Black, Pacific Islanders, two or More Races.

FACULTY AND STAFF

  • 14:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • 62 Teaching Staff
  • 61% Masters Degree Trained
  • 100 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 2023-24.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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Blog

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Our goal is to help families like yours find the information that leads you to consider being part of the St. James community! Read compelling topics that are common to our junior high constituents’ decision-making process.

A Place for All Learning Types

. . . it was the Holy Spirit guiding us to make that first phone call last May, and we knew we had to trust that SJA was the right place, regardless of our past experiences at private school. If your child needs extra support in the classroom and you are concerned...

My Experience Transferring to SJA

Considering Transferring to St. James? St. James has been the brightest light I have had in my life so far. This school is the most amazing place I could have ever possibly imagined learning at. Any person who walks into this building can immediately feel the love...

Innovation at St. James Academy

Everything at SJA starts and ends with the mission, and so we’re not just here to get kids ready for a career; we’re here to pass on the faith and educate the whole child, focusing more on who they become rather than simply what they’re able to do By Shane Rapp, Ed.D,...

★★★★★

“I love the community system that we have at my school. I think that my school has a great student-to-teacher ratio, and it is very easy to find time during the day to get help with homework or upcoming tests. I love the activities and clubs at my school and find it easy to get involved in anything I would like to do. I like the friends that I have made and the kindness that I am shown on a daily basis at my school. Overall my high school experience has been excellent!”

St. James Student (Niche)

★★★★★

“St. James Academy has become my home away from home over the past three years. The teachers and academics are both excellent, yes, but I believe that the Community system is the crowning jewel of the school. It encourages us to establish fruitful friendships with those outside of our grade and gives us the tools to become effective and compassionate leaders. The school is great, the people are great, and both make St. James an amazing place to be.”

St. James Student (Niche)

★★★★★

“One does not simply attend SJA to learn academics but rather to learn about life. And THAT is what has given me the edge, in comparison to many of my college classmates.”

SJA Alumn (Niche)

★★★★★

“SJA has been a very positive experience. Solid, value-based friendships are encouraged. Everyone finds their place at sja. The academics are very challenging with excellent teachers that really care and encourage us students. The sja community has a depth that I don’t think I would find at any other school. I certainly will miss this community, fellow students and faculty included.”

High School Senior (Niche)

★★★★★

“I went from public school for 8 years to St. James for my freshman-senior experience and I can proudly say I wouldnt want to be anywhere else. St. James is an open, friendly, leadership building school who creates wonderful people to enter the world. I spoke up in front of my peers after senior retreat and said, “When I look back at my four years here, I can say I changed myself for the better by 25%. The other 75% was seeing the great people around me who helped me find and discover who I was meant to be.” That is true in its full sense; the peers around me are incredible, the staff is incredible, and it truly changed my life for the better. I can type or talk for hours about how amazing I find St. James in everything it does, but the proof is really in the people. You stop staff, students, or alumni, and most will tell you how St. James affected their lives. I call it my second home as a joke, but in reality it has been. Friends to welcome, adults to look up to, St. James really became my home. I will miss it as I leave this year, but im glad to say I wouldnt have changed going to St. James for the world.”

Niche User

★★★★★

“I love the community system that we have at my school. I think that my school has a great student-to-teacher ratio, and it is very easy to find time during the day to get help with homework or upcoming tests. I love the activities and clubs at my school and find it easy to get involved in anything I would like to do. I like the friends that I have made and the kindness that I am shown on a daily basis at my school. Overall my high school experience has been excellent!”

St. James Student (Niche)

★★★★★

“St. James Academy has become my home away from home over the past three years. The teachers and academics are both excellent, yes, but I believe that the Community system is the crowning jewel of the school. It encourages us to establish fruitful friendships with those outside of our grade and gives us the tools to become effective and compassionate leaders. The school is great, the people are great, and both make St. James an amazing place to be.”

St. James Student (Niche)

★★★★★

“One does not simply attend SJA to learn academics but rather to learn about life. And THAT is what has given me the edge, in comparison to many of my college classmates.”

SJA Alumn (Niche)

★★★★★

“SJA has been a very positive experience. Solid, value-based friendships are encouraged. Everyone finds their place at sja. The academics are very challenging with excellent teachers that really care and encourage us students. The sja community has a depth that I don’t think I would find at any other school. I certainly will miss this community, fellow students and faculty included.”

High School Senior (Niche)

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