Parent engagement

Father/son Retreat 2023

We want to invite you to join us on August 12th, 2023, at St. James. This will allow you to have fun, bond, and grow with your son. This retreat is for all boys enrolled at St. James next school year to attend with their fathers, stepfathers, or other paternal figures in their lives. It is a chance to strengthen the bond that you have with your son, as well as other fathers in our community while enjoying a day of fun, brotherhood, and prayer.

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, at St. James Academy. Doors will open at 8:30 am. The retreat costs $20 per father/son(s) pair.

Parent Bootcamp

“Parenting Teens Bootcamp” is a new initiative under our strategic plan imperative of partnering more intentionally with parents in their children’s education. This will be an 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.

Dates: EITHER September 6th or 7th (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! More information to come. )

Evening Schedule:

  • Optional Social with refreshments before (6:30-7:00) and after (9:00-9:30) the event
  • Session One: 7:00-7:30
  • Session Two: 7:35-8:00
  • Session Three: 8:05-8:30
  • Session Four: 8:35-9:00

Sessions for Rotations:

  • Keeping Faith and Family First for Teens
  • Navigating Social Media and Technology
  • Helping Establish a Healthy Social Life
  • Supporting and Understanding Teen Mental Health

More information will be available closer to the dates.

Thunder Dads

These meetings take place with coffee provided at 6:30 AM in the Campus Ministry Center.

SJA Dads come together weekly to grow in fellowship with each other and be formed in their faith.  Hope to see you there!

Contact Austin Krause with any questions or to get involved!

Adults Pilgrimage

Adults, come pray with us in the holy sites of Rome! St. James Academy is excited to offer a 2023 Adults Pilgrimage, September 23-30. Signups open soon! This pilgrimage is for current and alumni parents, as well as adult-age alumni.

Find more information here.

Contact Austin Krause with any questions.


The following Masses are held from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in our chapel.

Parents: please park in visitor parking in front of the school, or on the side gravel lot by buses. Staff will be there to help direct you inside.

Mother/Daughter Mass:
November 04, 2022
March 24, 2023

Father/Son Mass:
December 09, 2022
April 21, 2023

Mother/Son Mass:
September 23, 2022
February 17, 2023

Father/Daughter Mass:
October 14, 2022
January 27, 2023

Following Mass, please join us for pastries and coffee! an email will be sent out prior to each day with instructions on parking & entering the building.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is offered on in-person, normal schedule Fridays (starting after morning mass). This is open to all teachers, students, & parents. 

Any outside guests must check into the front office before entering the building.

Draw Near

All students, families, alumni, and friends are invited to join us for an evening of Adoration, Praise, and Worship, and a Witness once a month at Draw Near in the Chapel!

  • Wednesday, January 25
  • Wednesday, February 15
  • Wednesday, March 22
  • Thursday, April 20
  • Monday, May 15

Contact Chris Walters with any questions.