As part of our mission to “pass on the Catholic faith to the next generation”, the St. James Academy teachers and administration are further enhancing the health and wellness initiatives we offer our students. The Church teaches very clearly that the dignity of each human person must be protected and made manifest in the choices we make regarding our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “The human person participates in the light and power of the divine Spirit…By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him ‘to do what is good and avoid what is evil.’” (CCC 1704-1706). Living a moral life bears witness to the dignity of the person.

It is our hope that deepening our students’ knowledge regarding the choices presented to them will help them understand that “the Law of the Gospel requires us to make the decisive choice between the two ways and to put into practice the words of the Lord” (CCC 1970). Our goal is to help our students see the joy, peace, and freedom offered by “the way” of the Gospel, Jesus Christ, as opposed to “the way” of our culture, enslavement to sin.

Important Pieces

• Community System
• House and Mentor Teachers
• Virtuous Behavior Program
• Anti-Bullying Program
• Student Resource Officer
• AWOL (Away with our Lord)
• Social Emotional Counselors
• Clubs & Activities
• Athletics
• Fitness Center
• Retreat Program
• Prayer Line
• Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Program
• Professional Learning Communities