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August 10, 2023 (Check-in 6:45 p.m., Event 7:00-8:15 p.m.)

Check-In for Freshmen & Transfer Students

We encourage freshmen, transfer students, and at least one parent to attend the New Student Check-in on Thursday, August 10. During this event, students will receive their laptops (if they haven’t already), have an opportunity to walk their class schedule, find their locker, meet and interact with our student leaders, and more!

  • 6:45 pm Check-in begins. The event runs from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

August 14, 2023 (8:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for all Freshmen, Transfers, and Senior Captains

All Freshmen and Transfer students and Senior Captains are required to attend; all other seniors are invited to help lead this day but not required to come. 

  • Freshmen and transfer students High School 101
    • Red Carpet 7:45-8:30 a.m.
    • All School Mass 8:45 a.m.
    • Dismissal 12:30 p.m.
    • Wear school uniform
    • Do not bring a laptop, lunch, or backpack.

August 15, 2023 (8:35 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.)

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for all students

  • All students High School 101
  • Wear school uniform
  • Bring a sack lunch
  • Do not bring a laptop or backpack

August 16, 2023 (8:35 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.)

  • High School 101
  • Wear school uniform
  • Bring laptop and sack lunch

August 17, 2023 (8:35 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.)

  • First day of class
  • Wear school uniform
  • Bring your laptop and annotated summer reading book

August 18, 2023 (8:35 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.)

  • Second day of class
  • Wear school uniform
  • Bring your laptop and annotated summer reading book
mark your calendars (IMPORTANT DATES)

August 17th and 18th – School Pictures

A link will be emailed at a later date to place picture orders. Questions? Contact Theresa Lyons, or 913-254-4296.

  • Freshmen – Junior students will wear their school uniforms for the pictures. Pictures will be taken during the school day.
  • SENIORS – Attire is as follows:
    • Boys wear SJA white button down shirt and SJA tie with uniform pants; navy jacket will be provided.
    • Girls wear your school uniform; a navy sweater and pearl necklace will be provided.

August 19th (Saturday) – Fall Sports Parent Meeting, Pictures (8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

  • If your student participates in a fall sport, at least one parent must attend.
  • An email will be sent out from your coach with specifics.

August 23rd – Back To School Night (7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

  • Additional information will be sent out in the weekly Community Update.

August 29th – Senior Parent Night

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m – Graduation and Project Graduation Information
  • 7:05 p.m. -7:45 p.m. – Senior College Application Timeline
  • 7:50 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. – Financial Aid Information

September 5th OR 6th – Parent Bootcamp

  • Evening “Bootcamp” on some of the most difficult parenting issues, with sessions provided by experienced parents and educators who can help give guidance and resources.
  • Attending one of the two evening options will be required for all families who are new to St. James, but will be available to all parents who want to attend!
  • CLICK HERE for more information.

September 6th – Kansas City Private High Schools’ College Night (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

NOTE LOCATION – Rockhurst High School Gym

  • Over 75 colleges will be attending this event. Registration information will be available in August.

September 9th – ACT Test

  • Register at
  • Regular Registration Deadline – Aug. 4, 2023

November 6th – SJA College Fair

  • Freshman – Senior families are invited to attend the college fair.  There will be individual college preparation meetings by class. Over 30 colleges will be in attendance.

*You can review the entire 2023-2024 school calendar here.


athletic & team schedule information

  • Team Schedules (Please note – some game days/times may change.)
  • News Headlines + more!

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Attendance Line

  • Please call the Attendance line directly, at 913-254-4298, for reporting student absences due to illness, appointments, late arrival or to request early dismissal.  Please review the procedure concerning attendance on the website under General Resources, Student Handbook, and under General Resources, Attendance Policy.


  • Learn more about CSP Requirements

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  • Block (A/B Day), Digital, Late Start, All School Mass + Community Schedules

View Block Class Schedule Information

Communications from St. James

  • We want to help you become the best at receiving all communications from St. James! Take a look at the document to see all the ways St. James communicates with our families.

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Community updates

  • The Community Updates contain all the upcoming school news and information, sent out every Friday

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Crimson Club Membership

  • Crimson Club is dedicated to supporting and promoting student club teams, art and music programs, athletics teams, and other extracurricular activities. Crimson Club is a great way to support our students, meet other parents, and get involved in the community! Registration will open soon.

View Crimson Club Information

Fall 2023 tryout/practice information

  • First day of fall sports/tryouts is August 14th, 2023

View Fall Tryout Information

Physical & Concussion Forms

  • In order for your student to tryout/practice/participate in a sport a Physical and Concussion form dated after May 1, 2023, must be submitted online through PRIVIT.
  • Failure to turn in this form by the deadline will result in tryout ineligibility.
    • Click here for PRIVIT registration instructions
    • Hard copies of physical and concussion forms will not be accepted.
    • Fall sports begin on Monday, August 14th.

Retreat Information

  • As part of our curriculum, students are taken on an overnight retreat once a year with their class. 

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School Calendar

  • The School Calendar can be accessed through our website.
  • Click on/hover over events to learn more about them.

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School Pictures

  • School Pictures will take place throughout the day on August 17th & 18th, 2023.
  • Freshmen – Junior Attire:
    • Students will wear their school uniforms for the pictures. Pictures will be taken during the school day.
  • Seniors ONLY Attire:
    • Boys wear SJA white button-down shirt and SJA tie with uniform pants; a navy jacket will be provided.  
    • Girls wear your school uniform; a navy sweater and pearl necklace will be provided.
  • Questions? Contact Theresa Lyons, or 913-254-4296.

Order School Pictures

School Supplies

  • All students will need the following: TI84 Calculator, Personal Earbuds, Pocket folders, Paper, Pens and Pencils, 3-pack of Clorox wipes, 2 boxes of Kleenexes.
  • Class-specific school supplies will be given by each teacher the first week of school.

Spirit Shop/Athletic Gear (Athletic Solutions)

  • Athletic Solutions allows players, teams, and the school to sell our branded products directly to parents and fans! No closing dates. No minimum orders. Fast turn around time.
  • Athletic Solutions also offers an online store for every student-athlete on our rosters! Empowering every athlete to have access to their online store full of their own unique range of products.
    • Opt-in for this is required to allow students to create their own store/products.

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Staff contact information

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Volunteering Opportunities

  • ALL adult volunteers must attend a VIRTUS training forum designed to recognize and prevent the abuse of children.
  • If you have already attended a VIRTUS training session, please add St. James Academy in your profile. Learn More on Virtus.

Yearbook Information

  • Yearbooks and Senior Ads are now available to purchase!

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